Easter Story Cookies

Easter Story Cookies are a great way to teach the meaning of Easter.  Our family makes these every year.  To print out the recipe, click the link at the bottom of the post. To be made the evening before Easter: You need: 1 cup whole pecans 1 tsp. Vinegar (white or apple cider) 3 egg […]

Barbecue Baked Beans

1/2 medium chopped onion 1/2 lb. ground beef* (optional) 10 slices cooked crumbled bacon 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1 can kidney beans 1 can butter beans 1 can pork n beans 2 tablespoon molasses 2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, chili powder   Cook and drain beef […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup {Chili’s copycat recipe}

This is one of my all-time favorite soups.  It is a copycat recipe of Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup and one that I often get recipe request for. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 clove garlic ½ cup diced onion 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup Mexican corn flour […]

Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun, and doesn’t have to be expensive.  Every year on St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns come to our home and decorate bedroom doors with shamrock made out of card stock while we are sleeping & we wake up with decorated doors. It is a tradition we love […]

Easter in Eggs

Easter in Eggs, also known as Resurrection Eggs, is a wonderful way to teach children the Easter story.  The printable below includes what to fill each egg with, what to teach the children and also gives you the scripture reference. First you will need 12 plastic eggs that can be filled and can fit in […]

Company Casserole

I believe this casserole has been with us at every holiday for as long as I can remember.  A close family friend introduced it to our family 30 years ago and it has been with us since.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Ingredients: 1 6oz box wiled, long-grain rice, prepared […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

  Whether you have a bit of Irish in your blood or wish you did, St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun to celebrate.  Every year the leprechauns visit our home and leave clues for our girls to go on a treasure hunt.  It’s such a fun game and I hope our girls […]

It’s Time to Decorate for Spring!

Hello Spring!  Now that the country is starting to thaw, it’s time to decorate for Spring.  It’s such an optimistic activity.  When we pull out our rabbits and Easter eggs, we are in fact saying that we believe good weather and sunshine are on their way…or at least we hope so. So, where to begin? […]

Biking for New Triathletes

Whether you’re hoping to sign up for a triathlon or a just wanting to take up biking to improve your fitness level there are a few simple things you need to do to make sure your biking experience is safe and successful. 1.  Make sure your bike fits and is tuned up.  Maybe you already […]

Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

If you are a fan of all things lemon like I am, you have come to the right place.  These muffins are amazingly moist and pretty quick to make.  For an added intensity of lemon (and yumminess), add the glaze.  If you’re in a hurry you can substitute bottled lemon juice for fresh.  You can […]

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