Turkey Pot Pie — Use Up Those Leftovers!

Some of our leftover turkey was just begging to be blanketed in a flaky, warm crust! I know pie dough can be intimidating, so here’s a step-by-step for a by-hand falky crust. (I have a “food processor” pie crust recipe in Everyday Homemaking, so here’s a more rustic version — […]

Thanksgiving Planning (Build it Backwards)

The step-by-step to-do list and shopping listThanksgiving is just around the corner.  We usually have anywhere from 30-40ish here — this year will be on the smaller side, at 30, including a good number of littles (I rely on Norwex to clean up before/after so I don’t have to stress […]

Creating Your Own Opportunities

We lived out in the country during our homeschooling years, so I understand how difficult arranging home education activities can be, especially if you don’t have a family large enough for built-in sports teams or your own Bible quiz league! When we bring our kids home, we need to provide […]

Everyday Cooking Photo Gallery

Photos of recipes from Everyday Cooking. We are slowly adding photos to the Everyday Cooking gallery. Since the cookbook is in black and white (and would be cost-prohibitive in color), the next best thing is to add some online photos for you!

Whole Grains 101

When I was introduced to the concept of whole foods cooking, the first, most life-impacting change I made was to eliminate white flour from our diets. It’s not just conservative moms who are touting the health benefits of whole grains; an online search for the nutritional benefits of whole grains […]

Last-Minute Christmas Ideas for Busy Families

  I know it’s already mid-December, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to encourage you in this holiday season, so here are a few past posts/articles I thought were worth a reprise!           Giving “Thanks” The holidays are just around the corner, and that often means gift-giving […]

Apple-Stuffed Puff Pancake

This apple-stuffed puff pancake is a quick-and-simple breakfast — serves 2-4 from a regular skillet, so you may need two skillets (or use a larger baking pan and double the ingredients). I use a cast iron skillet for this — I have both Griswold and Lodge — but you can […]

Blessing Blankets – Yet Another Update

I’ve had a lot of interest in the Blessing Blankets I’ve been making for my grandchildren. You can see the how-to post with instructions and a few photos, and then the follow-up post with more photos, such as this one: Today I finally finished my most recent granddaughter’s blanket, and […]

The Life-Changing Gift of Friendship

A young mom recently expressed her confusion as to why so few families participate in local support group activities but so many women lament being lonely. I was reminded of this post that showed up in my social media feed a while back: We have lived in [a fairly small […]

Quick Sandwich Rolls from a Dinner Roll Dough

Some days I want rolls for sandwiches, but I don’t feel like divvying the dough, rolling them up, etc. So here’s the “cheater” method that gets sandwich rolls from the flour (or grain) bin to fix-a-sandwich in about 60 minutes. I started with the 60-Minute Dinner Roll recipe from Everyday Cooking. […]