Panna Cotta

Quick, easy, delicious….the three simple words every hostess wants to hear!  Panna Cotta fits the bill if you want something that hits all three marks.  It’s a no-brainer if you know you’re going to be rushed for time but you need to impress the guests.  Let’s get started! Here’s all you’ll need: 1 envelope of […]

Great Gift Ideas for MEN

Buying for men can be tricky.  With Father’s Day right around the corner the pressure is on to find that perfect, thoughtful, gift.  Here are the  categories I use.  Over the years I’ve learned that as long as I stay within these categories I’m usually good. ~ Handmade gifts.  When my son was young this […]

Flag Etiquette

  FLAG ETIQUETTE Proper flag etiquette is not just for members of the military.  Everyone should know the basics of how to properly show respect to the symbol of our great nation, the American flag.  Oftentimes many of us do not practice proper flag etiquette simply because we are not familiar with it.  Here are […]

The Dogwood Tree

As Easter approaches I’ve been thinking a great deal about the traditions surrounding my faith.  Growing up my sister and I always awoke on Easter morning to a large Easter basket filled with goodies.  We would spend time going thru the items the Easter Bunny left and then we would move on to the Easter […]

Butter Mints

  Growing up, butter mints were my favorite candy.  My grandparents and Aunts used to keep stashes of them in their homes and during short breaks from ‘freeze-tag’ or ‘hide-and-go-seek’ us nieces, nephews, and grandkids would steal handfuls.  To me they sing spring-time, Easter, sunshine, and fun.  There’s no doubt they’re delicious but who knew they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banana Bread

Nothing says winter to me like banana bread.  Here’s my favorite banana bread recipe.  I’ll confess it’s a little naughty….chocolate chips…walnuts…yummmm! Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread 4 over ripe bananas 2 1/2 cups self rising flour* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 eggs 3/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 3/4 cup vegetable oil […]

Apple Juice Granola

Granola…It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.  It even makes a great gift.  Over the next few months we’re going to show you several ways to make it, serve it, and even give it away. This granola recipe is meant for anyone who may be trying to cut out added sugar to his or her […]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (free printable recipe)

  It’s that time of year again!  What fun we always have carving our pumpkins. After the carving is complete, I am always asked to roast pumpkin seeds.  In the past, I would inwardly groan as I set about the task of trying to turn those slimy seeds into something my family would actually eat. […]

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