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CharleyC

Charley Cooke is a wife, mother, homeschooler and blogger. She and her husband are raising 4 young girls in beautiful Southern Oregon and loving every minute of it! She blogs daily on her own site, http://www.cookesfrontier.blogspot.com/ about food, family, crafts and everything in between.

    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...

     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...

    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!...

    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...

    January is the month where so many of us are cleaning out, organizing and getting ready for the year ahead. After we get our rooms looking clean, don’t we want them to smell nice too? Now, I know that there are a lot of very inexpensive air fresheners out there that work really well, but why not try to deodorize your home naturally? I bet you have almost all (if...

    Cinnamon rolls are a Christmas morning staple at my house. The best part? With a little prep work the night before, you can have hot fresh cinnamon rolls and NOT get up at 4:00 am to get them! This is a new cinnamon roll dough recipe that I just tried from Money Saving Mom and loved it. They go together very quickly using the bread machine and then I’ll show you...

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