Category: family

Sweet Squash Cakes

As crazy as this sounds, winter squash cakes are delicious! Perhaps it’s the fact that I love breakfast comfort food. Maybe it’s my love for winter squashed baked to perfection with melted butter running down the sides (like my pancakes). Either way, the fact that I can combine those two items for breakfast is absolutely wonderful. This recipe is so…

Garden Muffins

Having a flexible recipe is just that, flexible. But, how do share a recipe based on indefinites? LOL. Well, to cut to the chase I will share it by the recipe I made last since it was delicious! Feel free to half the recipe, but this feed my tribe (1) breakfast and (2) snacks. Or 24 regular (full) muffins. In…

Best Green Beans Ever

~Heat oven to 400 degrees. Next, place 8 oz or 1/2 package of bacon on a small cookie sheet. ~In a large skillet place 3 Tablespoons of butter. Melt on low heat. Add 3 cloves of fresh garlic, and a pinch of salt. ~Trim and snap approximately 1 pound of fresh green beans AND add to your skillet. Cover (while…

52 Weeks of Literature Fun- Week 2: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Last week we looked at our first Oceans and Island themed books, Call It Courage. Week 2 of 52 Weeks of Literature Fun includes another classic and we included in our “oceans read aloud book group” many are familiar with, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In our reading literature schedule, the older children really appreciated…

Great Amazon Find for Kids

One of our favorite parts of the day is Bible time. Whether we are in school, church or on vacation, Bible time is always in our life. Thank you. This isn’t to pat ourselves on the back, but to state it’s a habit, and a good one. Just like any other routine that can get mandayne, often we find ourselves…

World’s Best Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Dream Cream. The Frozen Spoon. Utterly Delicious Cream. Two Scoops. Kustard Cones. Creamery. Ben & Jerry. Haagen-Dazs. Blue Bell. Nestle. Dairy Queen. Ice Cream! Who doesn’t love good ice cream? We have so many choices for ice cream flavors and mixes. BUT, someone please give me a bowl of old fashion vanilla ice cream~ NUMMY!!! One of our favorite traditions…

Homeschool Curriculum

I’m homeschooling and I don’t even know where to start. What is the best curriculum to use? Welcome! As parents, we want the best for our children. “What is the best curriculum” does not have a cookie cutter clear answer though. The real question should be, “What is the best curriculum for us?” I will begin this first section to…

Best Zucchini Brownies with Frosting

Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate Frosting ~Spray a 9X13 pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. ~In a large mixing bowl, or kitchen aide, mix 1 1/2 Cups of sugar, 1/2 Cup of oil and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. ~Stir in or on low speed mix in 1/ Cup of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1…

Marrow Love AKA Zucchini

Gardens around the world are in full swing and in the midst of their season. Talking with gardeners, one common grown “vegetable” or botonical berry grown across the globe. Perhaps my thoughts are best summarized in a quote: “Buy a neighbor lady fresh zucchini and she will be grateful. But, teach a neighbor lady to gardener and all the neighborhood…

Soft Maple Cookies

Flavorful! Amazingly Delicious! Irresistible! If you lack self control in the kitchen, skip this post and move on please. [As my husband would say ~To the living room with a glass of milk perhaps~ 😉 because these cookies are like fresh maple syrup topped pancakes.] ~Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Set your baking sheets aside. ~ In a large…