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Does Your “Tupperware” All Say Cool Whip?

I laughed out loud at this meme today (even though a certain friend-in-the-know says it’s so last-year to LOL, I did it anyway!)… (meme from Facebook) Maybe all your “Tupperware” actually says “Cool Whip” on it. My mom’s leftover containers were all the white Hormel ham tins that used to […]

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Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Who wants to get the waffle iron or griddle out for just one meal? When I make pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc. I try to make extra and freeze on cookie sheet in single layer. When frozen, pop them into freezer bags. French toast and waffles heat well in the […]

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Homemade Yogurt

I finally got an edible batch of yogurt. I know–there are a zillion fabulous recipes out there for making yogurt using a crockpot or a cooler or a heating pad (I’ve seen them on Pinterest and my friends’ posts)….but nothing I’ve tried has succeeded. So I bit the bullet and […]

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Blessing Blanket Tutorial

This special keepsake can be made in a weekend. I have made these in multi-colored fabrics as well as this graphic red/black/white combination (below). They are sized to be bigger than the average baby blanket, to last through toddler-hood. Instructions are very general; adjust sizing to your liking. Obviously, if […]

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Gingerbread Houses – Decorating Day

We’ve had a long-standing tradition of decorating gingerbread houses — well, the girls have, at least (vs. mom). We aren’t advanced enough to bake our own houses –we’re happy to buy a Wilton kit and spend all our energy on the actual decorating. As the girls got older, they started […]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

In our house, it just isn’t the Christmas season without a marathon baking day with all the sisters and as many grandkids as we can gather–with our favorite holiday music providing the atmosphere, of course. Most of the cookies are set aside for about 14 plates for the neighbors, but […]

Holiday of the Month Club -- Everyday Homemaking

Holiday of the Month Club

Want to give a special child a gift that says, “You’re special and I want you to celebrate life!” all throughout the year? Give him a “Holiday of the Month” gift box. Using Silvana Clark’s great resource, Every Day a Holiday, as the basis, select a holiday (or two or […]

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Oh-so-good Oatmeal

On a chilly morning like this, I like a warm, satisfying bowl of oatmeal — and what better way to start than with fresh oats! Just a bit under 1/3 cup oat groats yields a generous 1/3+ cup of rolled oats, so I start my water to boil while I […]

Homemade Tortillas -- Everyday Homemaking

Homemade Tortillas

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup warm water ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 cups fresh flour (we mill our own for maximum nutrition/freshness – I usually use soft wheat or hard white, with a bit of barley) 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp baking powder Add spice/garlic if desired – I use McCormick’s (Original, […]

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Kitchen Tips – How to Prep 13 Meat Meals in an Hour

Vicki’s Kitchen Tips   Stuffed Peppers go together in a jiffy with pre-browned hamburger and pre-cooked rice. How to make your own CreamO soup: If you don’t have canned soup, make your own CreamO chicken soup by mixing 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules with 1 cup water; heat to boiling. […]