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When Mom Goes Back to Work

Re-entering the Workforce Homeschooling moms often wonder how they can best position themselves to re-enter the workforce after the last […]

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Ever want to make lasagna or cheesecake and just don’t have any ricotta cheese on hand? Now you can make your own! Technically, this may not be a true ricotta, as the word literally mean “re-cooked” — as in, whey that has been reheated and fermented — but it can […]

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Easy Crusty No-Knead Artisan Bread, Updated

“My husband said this was the closest thing to “real” Italian bread that we have had since we lived in Italy! So delicious!” – Julie G, recipient of new-mama meal after birth of seventh precious baby I always get raves over my no-knead, crusty artisan-style bread, and it’s super easy. […]

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Lasagna. In a Pressure Cooker

Lasagna. In a pressure cooker. Why? Many of you know that I’ve been a huge fan of pressure cooking for many years. In fact, I have four Kuhn Rikon stainless steel stove-top pressure cookers in my kitchen, and I use them pretty much daily. But I recently expanded my collection […]

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It’s Autumn! Apple Cider Donut Cake

  Apple cider donuts are a big deal in the Shenandoah Valley — this is apple country! So I had to try this recipe for an apple cider donut cake (since I’m not going to get to making cider donuts anytime soon). I made a few tweaks to the original […]

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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 […]