A few of our recent posts….

Mom’s Brownies

We’re all in quarantine-baking mode out our way. My niece made some AMAZING cupcakes (she really should be a pro […]

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! There are a lot of photos, so thanks […]

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. […]

How to Freeze Dough for Make-Ahead Rolls

I used the 60-Minute Dinner Roll recipe from Everyday Cooking (but this should work with any standard bread or dinner roll dough). The basic recipe makes 2 round pans of dinner rolls (or other configurations–but let’s go with the two pans of 8 rolls each, for now). Because I wanted […]

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower

After a run to our local Sam’s Club (well, 45 minutes away/ two states over… Sam’s Club, take the hint….we need you closer), I found myself needing to cook a couple of chicken breasts. Jim had just shown me that the groundhogs had managed to miss chomping on my rosemary and […]