Archives for January 2014

Crock Pot Apple Sauce

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Last fall I purchased apples by the bushel from an Amish man.  They were wonderful apples that we kept good longer by storing them in a cold part of our basement.  There were a few that didn’t make it until we could get them eaten so I decided to make try making some crock pot apple sauce. Apart from peeling the apples, it was extremely easy and turned out delicious! I started with my left over apples.  I made use {Read More}

Welcome To Think Tank Thursday #66

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Thanks for joining us this week! I hope you all are staying warm.  I’ll tell you, I’ve had just about enough of this cold weather.  Spring can come ANYTIME! Anyway, if you’re new here, my Sister and I work together at the Think Tank, so anything you link up here will show up over at Joyful Homemaking as well. Once again, we are both featuring some of your creativity, so here are a few of my favorites from last week. DIY Potato Heart {Read More}

My Daughter’s Sacrificial Gift – Donating Her Hair

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My Princess is a sweetie (I’m not biased or anything, wink wink).  She has been through a lot this year and last.  In September, completely out of the blue, she started having seizures.  She has gone through many tests and medications and is dealing with the new “normal” which has been diagnosed as a “common garden variety” Epilepsy.  I believe that through all her struggles, God has worked on her heart and made her even more compassionate than she was {Read More}

Home Made Granola Bars

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I’ve been doing a lot of make ahead cooking lately with all my freezer meals and cooking for a month endeavors.  When cooking for a month I hadn’t made any snacks and so when I did my most recent “cook”, I added these homemade granola bars to the menu. I found this great recipe for big families HERE.  Although I don’t consider our family “big”, I wanted to have a large batch of granola bars for lunches and snacks and {Read More}

Welcome to Think Tank Thursday #65

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This week I’m spending the week in WV with my Mom and Dad.  I count it such a blessing to be able to spend time with them. So you all go ahead and get the party started.  I look forward to seeing what you link up. If you’re new here, my Sister and I work together at the Think Tank, so anything you link up here will show up over at Joyful Homemaking as well. Once again, we are both featuring some of {Read More}

More Kitchen Organization

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If you’re anything like me, I feel like the organizational job in the kitchen is never done.  I’ve done many posts on organizing in my kitchen, like when I organized my refrigerator and gave my canisters a face lift, then there was the organization of my kitchen cabinets and painting the inside of my cabinets with chalkboard paint, finally there was the organization of the little odds and ends in my kitchen. Well, I’m always brainstorming about making things work {Read More}

Cooking for a Month Frequently Asked Questions

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I’ve gotten many questions about my Cooking for a Month post and my Preparing to Cook for a Month post and so I thought it may be beneficial to get the answers in one place for those of you who are interested. I will preface this all by saying that this was my experience.  I am not an expert on Cooking for a Month, I’ve actually only done it twice, but these are my findings. How long does it take? {Read More}

Welcome To Think Tank Thursday #64

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Thanks for joining us.  This week I posted my Cooking for a Month Recipes for last month.  Saturday, I cooked for this month so I’ll have a whole new list next month. Cooking for a Month Recipes and Grocery List Anyway, if you’re new here, my Sister and I work together at the Think Tank, so anything you link up here will show up over at Joyful Homemaking as well. Once again, we are both featuring some of your creativity, so here are {Read More}

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