Hot Cross Buns

Lent 2015 changed my life, and I will forever be thankful for the spiritual closeness that is derived through intention. Traditionally, hot cross buns were eaten to break the fast of Lent.  On Good Friday, we commemorate the crucifixion of Christ–our redeemer!–and it is traditionally a day of strict fasting and abstinence in observance of […]

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Colcannon Soup

After Wade and I were first married, I was sitting in the stands at one of his ballgames and an adorable family with four red-headed, freckled children caught my eye.  I noticed that same family kept cheering primarily for Wade and trying to get his attention.  Curiosity got the best of me, so I decided […]

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Crock-Pot: Pinto Beans

Meatless in March continues for our family as we go meatless, not on Monday’s, but on Friday’s for the Lenten season.  Meatless meal #2: Crock Pot Pinto Beans.  Easy, savory, delicious.  Served best with cornbread.  Enjoy! Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate. Mark 10:9 (HCSB) CROCK POT PINTO BEANS The night […]

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Tuna Melt Sammich

Wade and I officially crave these sandwiches.  No doubt, you will too! I’ve always made a traditional tuna salad sandwich, but I was the only one in the house that really enjoyed them.  That meant I would need to prepare something different for everyone else which is not very efficient in regards to time and […]

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Make Your Own: Taco Seasoning

My kids love taco-night.  I hate the thought of feeding them a bunch of unnecessary preservatives and additives like MSG.  The solution: Make Your Own Taco Seasoning.  It takes literally 2 extra minutes, but is packed with more flavor and only contains the good stuff.  And it’s cheaper!  Love-Hate to Love-Love= Win-Win. “You are the […]

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Vegetable Beef Soup

This week’s blog post, Sowing Seeds in Winter, left me wanting Nan’s hearty soup.  She always said she liked cool, cloudy days… that it was God’s way of telling us and the animals to slow down, and that those days paired perfectly with homemade soup.  Some people are really good at slowing down and being […]

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Sunday Sammiches

We’ve been veggie-heavy lately (check out the recent recipe posts here), but sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.  My people, in the words of 3-year-old JW, “just want sammiches.”  Perhaps his sammich…er… sandwich love was inherited from his father. One day, I asked Wade if I could make his favorite […]

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Let’s See What You’ve Got: Kale

Last week, I tried to hiding veggies in a muffin and successfully deceived discerning toddler taste-buds. This week, I just wasn’t in the spirit of espionage.  In the words of my fun and quirky mother who often spurs me into the “more,” “better,” or “new,” categories of life, I decided to embrace her frequent challenge […]

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Veggie Muffins and Success

Sometimes I wrongly base my maternal success on silly standards I set for myself, such as the number of veggies my family eats.  Whatever the motive, I’m spurred into trying creative ways of “hiding” a serving of vegetables in my kids’ preferred mundane world of nuggets, crackers, and peanut butter.  Let’s be real for a […]

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