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Simple ideas for homemaking, becoming frugal and how it improves the quality of a families life.

My family and I live very differently from the average American.  We are a multicultural and interracial marriage for one.  We are fairly new to accepting and claiming ourselves to be Christians with old Christian hearts that have been in the making for years.   1,639 more words


Not Your Average Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries in season are bursting with sweet, tart flavor. I love to make blueberry muffins this time of year. It takes me back to summer fun under the sprinkler and sleeping in with no school! 660 more words


Scratch Cooking Kitchen Basics Part One

When people share with me what is the hardest part about eating well, no matter what their diet, medical condition, or limitations, most of them do not tell me that they don’t know WHAT to eat. 1,710 more words

Autoimmune Disease

monday musings

I’m thinking about doing a series “cooking through the decades”. Each week I would cook  and share 2-3 recipes from each decade starting 100 years ago.   252 more words

On Food Waste & How I Confited Three Duck Legs For The First Time

I’ll tell you a secret: I have been known to walk around a supermarket for hours without buying anything. I look at packaging design and prices and ingredients and nutritionals and promotions, endlessly. 1,215 more words


Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

This is an old family recipe, that’s been handed down, and is always such a delicious treat. The cake is dense and moist, and when you turn it out of the pan upside down after baking, the pears embedded in the bottom (now the top) offer a beautiful sweet surprise! 121 more words


Braised Pork Shoulder

This is the best way to spend an evening off. Turn up the music, bust out the knives, chop, and chill out. I love it. I used just two pounds of pork shoulder here (most recipes call for 3-4), which is why the cook time in this recipe is less than most others you’ll see. 242 more words