Saturday, October 4, 2014

What's Happening in the Kitchen



Are you as excited about Fall as I am?  I absolutely love Fall and today I have the house to my self for two days!  No I'm not kidding.  Everyone is out hunting me down a deer.  First time for my kids and they were so excited.  I was just as excited to have the next two days with no interruptions to work in the kitchen, catching up on stocking up my pantry and freezer. 

So here's what's happening in the kitchen today: 

Homemade Ranch Dressing



There is nothing better in the salad dressing world than homemade dressings.  Ranch is always a favorite and not wanting purchase those "bottled" dressings that often contain MSG, sugar, soybean oil, preservatives, artificial ingredients...to name a few. This is an awesome recipe from An Oregon Cottage!  See recipe below.

Beef Sausage



This is a great recipe if you don't eat pork or prefer not to.  It is easily adaptable to your tastes. 

Bacon and Black Bean Smash {crockpot}




Ingredients

2 lbs dried black beans (soaked over night in warm water)
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno
1 Tbsp cumin
1-2 Tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
1-2 tsp black pepper (adjust to taste)

3 slices bacon (optional)- ham or ham hock will work also
2-3 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves or scallions (optional garnish)
Sour cream (optional garnish)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Homemade Bisquick Recipe




Update on my previous {Bisquick} recipe.   Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Filling of our Minds and Souls












This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, BUT you shall meditate on it day and night, SO that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. FOR THEN you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.   Joshua 1:8

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pregnancy Tea {Primally Inspired}



I came across this recipe and thought I would share it for any of you ladies who are currently pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the future.  Happy tea making!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Elderberyy Syrup {cold and flu}

 It's flu season again, last year I posted a wonderful lemon and ginger syrup  that has done wonders for our family when hit with a cold or flu.  This year I have started using Elderberries as a flu/cold rememdy and prevention in addition to the tea.  Elderberries have been used for years as a way to treat the flu, I'm a little slow on the uptake. 

 "Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and is being effectively used on the dreaded H1N1 .  It is also effectively used to relieve hayfever and seasonal allergies." 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Real Food Protein Shake



There is nothing like a real food, pick-me-up, energizing, protein filled drink. No protein powder added, just the way I like it! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe, have fun with it and make it your own!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband {without saying a word}

1 Peter 3:1-6
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,...


Actions do speak louder than words, what are you saying to your husband?  

Sharing from Loving Life at Home 

For a printable version click Here.

What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time you tell your husband how much you respect him, he won’t have to wonder if you really mean it.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Praying For Our Husbands from Head to Toe





Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. 

Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well.

Sharing this prayer from Loving Life at Home 






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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Wishing all my dear readers a very Merry Christmas!  I pray that the love of Christ fills your home!  




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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Homemade Linen Bread Bag {DIY}



For my last project I made a bread bag.  Why would I want to do that you ask?  Well here's the short of it:  fresh crusty type bread stored in a plastic bag quickly becomes spongy. Bread stored in a paper bag becomes hard. Bread stored in a linen cloth sack stays crusty and fresh much longer.  

Picture (left) actually has two loaves of homemade Ciabatta Bread  from one of my favorite recipe websites!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Soap Dispenser {DIY}



As promised here is my other DIY project I completed, homemade soap dispensers.  This is an easy project and can be made using whatever jars and lids you like.  Design it to fit your home and decor style. Here is what I used.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Burlap Place mats {DIY}


I have a few projects on my list to do and I have completed a couple that I would like to share.