Handmade Necklace GIVEAWAY! Help Fund A Mission Trip

jewelry giveaway

Who doesn’t love jewelry? I know I do! But what if, by buying a necklace, you were actually funding a mission trip to Russia? That’s exactly what happens when you make a purchase from Rachel Casey’s Etsy shop! I’ve known Rachel since before her teen years, and have been continuously blown away by her family’s generosity, kindness, and willingness to open up their home and their lives to people in need. Specifically little people. Orphans, to be exact. Ever since {Read More}

The $20 Meal Plan (Yes, You Really Can Eat Healthy For $20 A Week)

$20 Meal Plan

About a year ago, I published an article on how you can have a healthy diet for $20 a week. Some people loved it, some people hated it, other people just wished there was a $20 a week menu plan to go with it.  Well, here are the answers to all your questions. First addressing the naysayers, and next a more detailed menu plan to go with the shopping list. (To those of you who commented before November of 2014, I’m {Read More}

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday

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Welcome back to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party!  This week, my family and I are traveling, visiting with family and friends in another state, and I can’t wait to get home and see what you all are sharing! Last week you all shared over 30 awesome gluten-free recipes, DIY projects, and frugal living tips. Thanks for helping us make this link party into a fabulous resource to share with everyone!  Waste Not Want Not Wednesday So what is {Read More}

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars Recipe

gluten-free lemon bars recipe

When I was a child, one of my mom’s go-to dessert recipes was lemon bars. I’ve missed her lemon bars . Although I didn’t realize how much, I was working on freezing lemon juice, and the hankering came on strong. Time to add these to my collection of gluten-free recipes. This gluten-free lemon bars recipe is exactly like hers – that is to say, it’s perfect! From the lightly sweetened, buttery crust, to the gooey, lemony filling, to the powdered {Read More}

Gluten-Free Gnocchi Recipe

gluten-free gnocchi recipe

Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut of making the same dinners over and over again. That may sound absurd given the number of gluten-free recipes in my life, but it’s true nonetheless. This gluten-free gnocchi recipe is me breaking out of the funk. This is my first experience with making gnocchi, which is weird because I love potatoes and pasta both, so it was a no brainer that I’d like it. Making gluten-free gnocchi isn’t really any different than it’s {Read More}

How To Pasteurize Eggs

how to pasteurize eggs

So many wonderful gluten-free recipes call for the use of raw eggs, but lets face it, raw eggs can be scary. I mean, what about salmonella? A lot of you have contacted me about the safety of my homemade mayonnaise recipe, and my personal feeling is that as long as I’m using egg from clean hen yards (or preferably free ranging chickens), the risk is so minimal as to be hardly worth thinking about. BUT, sometimes, you just can’t get {Read More}

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday

WNWNW4

Welcome back to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party!  This week, my family and I are traveling, visiting with family and friends in another state, and I can’t wait to get home and see what you all are sharing! Last week you all shared over 30 awesome gluten-free recipes, DIY projects, and frugal living tips. Thanks for helping us make this link party into a fabulous resource to share with everyone!  Waste Not Want Not Wednesday So what is {Read More}

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a thing in our house. If you’ve been reading the gluten-free recipes here lately, you’ve probably noticed that. I mean, sweet potato cookies, sweet potato crackers, and the list goes on. It’s kind of funny, because in my family, we only ever had sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving day. But for my husband Gabriel, well, he’d be happy to eat sweet potatoes every day. He’d also be happy to eat sweet potatoes the same way every day. And {Read More}

5 Things We Loved In February

things we loved

Every month, just for fun, I’ll be sharing a list of some of the things we’ve been loving recently. It could be books, or food, or appliances, or toys, or even clothing.  I’m not one of those people who is always on a “high” about life. Not bubbly. I probably don’t even appear happy on the outside (I’ve been told that I’m kind of scary looking – darn facial muscles!). It’s not that I’m unhappy – I’m not! I guess I’m {Read More}