Blueberry Cream Puff Recipe

Blueberry Cream Puff Recipe

Wanna wow your guy or your co-workers? Need to take a dessert to a potluck or a work function? This is the one you want to make. It's simple and there are so many fabulous pie fillings out there you can make it in many different flavors. I chose blueberry because it's a favorite of my main squeeze, but you should pick a pie filling that your family loves. If I had picked a flavor like cherry or … [Read more...]

My Favorite Homeschool Resources

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  I am relatively new to homeschooling, we are in our 3rd "official" year, but one thing I know is that the amount of information out there about resources, websites and homeschool curriculum places can be overwhelming. I want to share with you some of my very favorite online homeschool resources. This is just a sampling of the sites available out there, but they are the ones I use … [Read more...]

How To Make Handprint Heart Valentine’s Cards

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My house was visited by the flu last week and let me tell you, that was a rough few days. Towards the end of the week I had a whole houseful of little people who still didn't feel good but were sick of just laying around. I got all excited and got out the items we would need for this craft and it was met with ho-hum enthusiasm at best. Usually my kids love to cut, color and give stuff away but … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Felt Valentines Fortune Cookie

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays since becoming a mom. I love to surprise them on the days up to Valentine's Day with fun crafts, little treats and things they just don't expect. This craft would be perfect for popping a little note into a lunch box or backpack. I haven't figured out how to get a small candy to stick inside of them yet, but I'm working on it! I adapted this project … [Read more...]

How To Make Classic Chicken Pot Pie

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  Chicken pot is comforting, filling and a fantastic way to use up leftover buts of chicken and bags of partially used frozen vegetables. This pot pie is completely from scratch and is an absolute snap to make. I leave potatoes out of my pot pie, opting instead to serve it over a bad of creamy mashed potatoes and a drizzling of chicken gravy. The cooked pies freeze so well that you might … [Read more...]

The Perfect Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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  Valentine's Day is coming up and you know what that means- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I love making a special treat for dessert on Valentine's Day for after we devour our traditional heart shaped meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and heart shaped dinner buns (awww! so sweet) and a chocolate cake with this frosting is almost always what I make. Most of you don't know me well … [Read more...]

Indoor FREE Fun! The Five Senses Mad Lib Activity

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It's January....it's cold outside here, the weather is almost always wet and there just isn't a lot of outside play time.  We have to make our own fun during this dreary month. Being a homeschool mama, I'm always looking for fun ways to add learning to our everyday and these 5 Senses Mad Libs are a great activity for the kids. If they can talk to you, they can play! What You Will … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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  Once, way back when, I was the queen of Home Ec. I rocked it and I loved it more than anything.  I had as many periods of food related class as possible. Could this have been an indicator of my food blogging days to come? Hmm...thoughts to ponder! Anyway I loved it and a couple recipes I learned there in humble Home Economics have been family favorites of ours since we've been … [Read more...]

Homemade Dry Ranch and Onion Soup Mixes

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I cook and bake a LOT. I have a family of 7 and we very rarely eat out. We all know that groceries are not getting any cheaper and one of the ways I combat high prices in the store is to make my own mixes. You know, all of those little packets that you pick up- the taco seasoning, the ranch dressing mix, gravies, etc. I just make them in bulk and it has saved us a bundle! I thought that today I … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Ranch Eggs

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Sometimes I like to serve my family something just a little different. These eggs are a twist on Huevo Rancheros, the eggs aren't poached in salsa, but they make a fabulous quick and filling breakfast or brunch treat. My kids love them and call them "Fancy Eggs" but there is really nothing fancy at all about the humble egg, tortilla and bean dish. Simple food at it's best is almost always better … [Read more...]

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