fun in the kitchen

This time of year seems perfect to share this recipe for easy, homemade hot cocoa. I’ve always made most everything from scratch. My family thinks the food tastes so much better than store bought. From icing for cakes, to candies, and even hot cocoa mixes. And besides, pre-packaged mixes, and even other items are filled […]

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  With Easter coming up I wanted to share one of our family’s favorite cakes – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Carrot Cake. It’s so moist and delicious. I’ve served it to many guests and they can’t believe it’s gluten-free. This would make a great addition to your Easter dinner, birthdays, bridal showers, or even wedding receptions! I […]

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If you did a happy dance when you flipped your calendar page this morning like I did and are looking forward to fall, then you are going to love what I have to share with you today!  I have a fun cookbook giveaway, and our shop is having a sale that you are not going […]

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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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  While we have a daily habit of taking care of the basic parts of our kitchen, there are times when we need to give the cupboards, appliances, and floors a more thorough cleaning. There are things that need more thorough attention, such as: Underneath and behind and on top of the refrigerator and the […]

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  I grew up helping my mom and sister in the kitchen nearly every day.   Although I was comfortable in the kitchen when I married, learning to cook with whole foods was a challenge I wasn’t quite prepared for as a  fledgling wife and mother.  As I grew to understand the health and budget […]

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