Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe
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What could be more perfect on a chilly fall morning than pumpkin spice hot chocolate? Pumpkin latte recipes abound on Pinterest right now, but what about the rest of us? The ones who don’t drink coffee?

We need our Fall flavors too ya know! 

The solution for that is easy of course - make hot chocolate! I’d love to nosh on pumpkin spice chocolate fudge all the time of course, but there’s something really soothing… Read More »

Smart Ways To Save On Groceries

Smart Ways To Save On Groceries
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It’s all too easy to spend a fortune on groceries these days. But saving money? While you can eat for just $20 a week, that takes a little more forethought.  So let’s cut right to the chase with these 13 Smart Ways To Save On Groceries.

  • Buy Colored bell peppers. They’re cheaper than green, and is it just me, or do they have more flavor too?
  • Stock… Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge
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Pumpkin Spice Fudge. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Now Add Chocolate to that. Sounds even better doesn’t it?

In fact, I could never have predicted how good this stuff would be! Something about the spiciness balancing out the sweetness. It smells so good, I’m pretty sure you could place pieces around your house for air fresheners. But the taste! It’s out of this world! Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, plustRead More »

Things Don’t Always Go According To Plan: A DIY Fail And A Lesson

A few weeks ago, I set out to make dipped tallow candles. I had everything worked out in my head, and thought I knew exactly how this was going to go.

The reality wasn’t quite so pretty however. I ended up spending about two hours trying to get my tallow to just the right temperature so that each dip of my candle wick would result in another layer of tallow. 

The end result was not only not as pretty as I had pictured, it was downright ugly! 

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Baked Pork Chops And Rice Recipe

Baked Pork Chops And Rice Recipe
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 Don’t you just love easy, one-pot meals? I know I do! That’s what’s so great about this baked pork chops and rice recipe. It’s super easy, while being filling and delicious. And did I mention man pleasing?

I’ve never met a man who didn’t love tender, baked pork chops.

What I love so much about this recipe is that you can bake it in the slow cooker, and just let it cook most of the day, while you don’t even think about it. It’s such a stress relief to go… Read More »

Gluten-Free Baking Tips

I vividly remember my first glance into the world of celiac disease. I was somewhere around 8-10 years old, and our entire Sunday school class had gone to Chuck E Cheese’s for pizza and games. 

There was one boy in our class who couldn’t have the pizza and, worse yet, had forgotten his lunch. He took it in stride and spent his time playing in the arcade while we ate, but I still felt really sorry for him. How sad to not be able to eat pizza! 

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipe

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
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It probably has something to do with reading the little house books over and over as a child, but buckwheat pancakes hold a special place in my heart. 

Contrary to what you might think given the name, buckwheat is not actually wheat, and contains no gluten at all, making it perfectly safe, and very nutritious for folks with celiac disease.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I bought a bag of buckwheat… Read More »

How To Make Homemade Candles

How To Make Homemade Candles
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I’ve been wanting to make tallow candles ever since the last time I made homemade tallow in the crockpot this Spring. We’ve just been so busy though, it didn’t happen until today. 

Candles in jars like these make really nice homemade gifts, which is something to keep in mind with the holiday season coming up - and especially with canning supplies (jars) going on sale right now with the end of canning season.

Besides, homemade candle making makes me feel… Read More »

Gluten Free Sausage-Biscuit Casserole Recipe

Gluten Free Sausage-Biscuit Casserole Recipe
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Once upon a time, I found a recipe in a cookbook called cheeseburger pie. Gabriel said it was boring. 

Apparently his taste buds like excitement. I’m sure you can relate.

So we spiced it up a bit, and now we agree that this sausage biscuit casserole (as we renamed it) is pretty hard to beat. 

I like the nice, moist, but tender biscuit-y topping, Gabriel likes the kick of the sausage, and we all love the way the layer of cheese in the middle ties… Read More »

How To Eat Beans Every Day For A Week Without Getting Bored

Beans are widely heralded as the cheapest source of protein we can get. But we don’t eat them very often. Why? Maybe it’s because they’re just too boring. 

Or so we think. The truth is, they’re not any more boring than a cup of flour. It’s what you do with that cup of flour - or beans as the case may be - that makes it exciting!


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