Teddy Bear Breakfast and Shirley Temples

How many times do we have plans and ideas and thoughts on things we want to do with our children? I wish I could say I was better about following though. The truth is I have lots and lots of ideas and very little time, as most days are full of what must be done to make our family go.…

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Pinterest- Homemade Personal Products

Tracy / November 29, 2012

I think most of us have some concerns about the chemicals we use in daily personal care. I’ve been reading up on a few of the most commonly used hygiene products and the list of chemicals will make you a little sick to your stomach! When I came across this recipe for toothpaste, and this recipe for deodorant, I couldn’t…

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Recipe- Play Dough

Tracy / February 28, 2011

Who doesn’t like a good play dough recipe?? Basic Play Dough 1c flour 1/2c salt 1c water 1T oil 2 cream of tartar Food coloring of your choice Mix ingredients together. Add a few drops of food coloring. Heat with medium heat. Stir until play dough comes away from sides of pan. Let cool.

Recipe- Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Tracy / February 21, 2011

Courtney, is our resident cookie baker these days. She searches to find the best cookie recipes! This is a family favorite: Chocolate Sugar Cookies (from the Martha Stewart COOKIES book) 1 1/2c all purpose flour 1/2c unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder 1t baking powder 1/2t salt 1/2c unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2c sugar 1/2 vegetable shortening ( or 1/2c…

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Recipe- Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Tracy / February 14, 2011

Cookies with no flour? You bet!! These are perhaps the best peanut butter cookies we’ve ever tried. Without the flour, the peanut butter flavor really shines! 1 egg 1c peanut butter 1c sugar 1t vanilla Mix together and bake at 350^ for 8 minutes. They will NOT look like they are cooked until they cool for a few minutes. Yum!!

Recipe- Poppy Seed Chicken

Tracy / February 7, 2011

This is a favorite in our home. The recipe came from a church cookbook we have. This church was rather large, and this recipe was one of the most requested from the ladies. We normally serve it with rice or noodles…or if you prefer to make it into a one dish casserole, you can just add noodles to the chicken.…

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Tracy / December 27, 2010

New Year’s Eve, there is always something fun happening in our home. Our tradition for the last fifteen or so years, has included brownie ala’ mode with all the toppings! Brownies 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 4 eggs 1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons milk 1 1/4 cups white…

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Turkey Sausage Balls

Tracy / December 20, 2010

When Courtney found out I was posting some of our favorite recipes, she reminded me of this simple recipe! It is delicious and can be adapted for those who like sausage balls spicy or not so much. We make these for the freezer in big batches in the fall. Our first sausage balls are cooked just for Christmas morning. It’s…

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Tracy / December 17, 2010

A friend shared this recipe with me years ago and it has become a holiday favorite in our home. The smell of the simmering wassail is enough to create a sweet holiday memory all by itself! Holiday Wassail 1 1/2c white sugar 8 whole cloves 3c water 3 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2c orange juice 1c lemon juice 1 gallon apple…

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Cake Mix Extender

Tracy / December 13, 2010

We love homemade cakes, but sometimes, time gets the better of us and we need something quick. I *love* this recipe from the MOMYS cookbook. It takes a standard cake mix and makes it “big family” size. Birthday Cake Extender 1 c all purpose flour 1/4c sugar 1t baking powder 1/2c vegetable oil 2/3c water 1 box cake mix, your…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Tracy / November 29, 2010

I’ve been posting some of our favorite cookie recipes in preparation for holiday parties. These cookies always disappear when we take them to a gathering. They are a substantial, delicious cookie! Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Adapted from Whole Foods for the Whole Family) 1/2c packed, brown sugar 1 egg 1/4c water 1t vanilla 1c wheat flour 1/2c dry milk powder 1/4t…

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Tracy / November 22, 2010

Like most families, our littles *love* to help momma in the kitchen. This recipe is a favorite for our littles in the kitchen and so easy, our beginning cooks can handle it with ease. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 1 c Peanut Butter 1c Sugar 1 Egg 1t Vanilla Preheat oven to 350^. Mix all ingredients well. Spray baking sheet with…

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