Eggs, eggs, eggs…

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As a tribute to the girls, February is Chicken sensation and creation month! LOL. In actuality, June 3rd is national egg day and July 6th is national chicken day.

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However, right around this time of year, chickens around the world begin to pick up on their egg laying. For others, within a couple months. SO, what does one do with all those eggs? For the month of February, everyday I will post a recipe that contains at consumes 6, or more eggs.

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I know at first when eggs begin to multiply and animals freshen, it seems as though we have no trouble on starting on that list of things we want to make. For you folks, these recipes will be here to come back to when you have too many. 😉

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Gift, share, eat, bake, enjoy! All are an egg-cellent idea 😉

FREE Bonus Center Signs

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Centers are SO MUCH fun, whether you homeschool, tutor OR run a daycare or preschool. I understand it’s a little more formal for some homeschooling families, but the thought of finding some new learning treasure and that excitement extends across the board.

So, if you are in the professional realm and need some labels for changing up your home, center or atmosphere; here are a couple FREE, “Not so common” Center labels I use often.

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*If you missed the main FREE center signs post and printables, HERE is the link.

Happy Teaching!

Garden LOVE!

Who is ready for summer? As seed catalogs begin to flow through the mail and arrive, I am reminded that spring is right around the corner. It has us scrambling with excitement for our upcoming garden and mini homesteading projects.

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Inspiration from our last seasons pictures and notes on methods, seed count and yield help us plan our garden. Although we say we are so busy this year, maybe we should cut back, LOL, it seems our garden beds and the number of plots increase. Why? We LOVE the fresh vegetables and new life that springs up. I’m so blessed to be able to enjoy watching the children scouring the garden for fresh ripe tomato varieties, peas, purple beans and cukes.

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So, are you ready for planting season? Have your seed catalogs arrived and re-energized the “garden itch”? I hope this post is nothing more than:

  1. Are you excited for the warm weather around the corner? Are you starting your seeds already?

2. That new life is just around the corner and just as the garden seasons change, so do our lives. The season we are in, may be lead to a new season tomorrow. There is hope!

Happy Gardening! Happy Homemaking!

DIY Blueberry Granola Recipe

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DIY Blueberry Granola Recipe

~Start by lining your baking or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Heat oven to 300 degrees.

~Mix in a large bowl:

1 Cup of Coconut Oil

1 Cup of honey

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 teaspoon of salt

~Add oats, almonds and stir. Coat evenly by stirring.

6 Cups of oats (old fashioned)

2 Cups of Sliced almonds

~Bake on sheet for 20 minutes. (It should be golden brown and toasted almonds.) Let cool, then add blueberries and store in an airtight container. (Up to 1 month storage)

2 Cups of dried blueberries

We cannot love this recipe enough. It is simple, makes enough granola for about 4 dozen mini jar-children parfaits (Or about 10 Cups to enjoy.)

Share, enjoy your favorite way!

Happy Baking! Happy Homemaking!

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

When our family really started getting nitty gritty on our health from the foods we eat and watching different additives, I starting searching ways to fill my spice and seasoning racks (labeled mason jars) with loaded of fresh herbs, seasoning mixes and dehydrated goodness without all the preservatives! One seasoning mix that was a must in our home was taco seasoning. As you know there are so many varieties, so I wanted one I could use for any Mexican/ taco dish and just give it a little extra zing when needed. If I were to compare the “on market brands”, I would say this is closest to the McCormick brand.

Here is a smaller batch.

  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Black Pepper

Store in an air tight container. When you are ready to use your seasoning, simply add 2 Tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of burger, along with 1/2 Cup of water. Mix and bring to a boil. Simmer to coat the meat with seasoning.

As you can imagine, I do 5X this recipe for my spice rack jars. It’s wonderful to have on hand if your household tends to enjoy Mexican dishes. It is also wonderful if you dehydrate your own spices and/or buy bulk or fresh at your local market. It really does just make that amazing dish, even better!

Happy Cooking!