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My hope today is to encourage some of you homemakers who feel overwhelmed when it comes to the care of your home. I’m still a learner even after 30 years and I hope you will always consider yourselves learners. What I’m sharing with you are tasks and routines that have worked well for me over […]

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I usually reserve my library books online and then drop by to pick them up. But recently I had a little bit of time on my hands and decided to browse the shelves. The recipe book section is one of my favorites, so I meandered over and began to scan the spines for something interesting. […]

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  Amazingly there was a time in our not-so-distant past when women’s work was taken very seriously. In fact, there were actually women (and men) who held meetings and made speeches and called for “awareness” due to an interesting crisis: young women were not being trained adequately to take on the job of keeping their […]

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My two daughters are little girls after my own heart, especially when it comes to chocolate. And cheesecake. We all agree that these words should regularly appear in the same sentence.  Or, better yet, the same recipe! I created this no-bake cheesecake for my oldest daughter’s tenth birthday party this week.  She loved it!  And […]

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Do you ever wonder what you’ll do with all that left-over turkey following the holidays? (If you’re like me, feeding it to the doggies isn’t necessarily an option!) If you’re too stuffed to even think about forking another bite of fowl into your mouth, pop that left-over turkey into the freezer until you’re ready to […]

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Written by contributor Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home. When I first became a wife over 8 years ago, I was a disaster in the kitchen. I hardly knew how to make anything from scratch. I cooked chicken until it was rubbery out of fear of undercooking it. I routinely burned half of the things that […]

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This family?  We are a troupe of chili lovers. We are also a troupe of 4:45pm meltdown-ers. And so one evening, in a clumsy, yet brilliant attempt to balance these two opposing forces in our family, I took a significant shortcut during dinner prep… rather than spending up to fifteen minutes chopping all of these […]

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I am not a discriminatory person.  I believe that all cookies were created with the inalienable right to be eaten by me. My husband, however, is not such an egalitarian.  To him, a cookie is simply not a cookie unless it is soft and chewy. Now, considering that we are wandering renters, and the ovens […]

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