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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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We are into the season of Lent and Easter is just a little over three weeks away. The birth of our first grandchild Gavin five weeks ago has resulted in me remember all of the things we used to do as a family when our kids were little. One of my fondest memories is coloring eggs with them […]

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This is me shopping, or banking, or at church: I am having a fine conversation with a dear lady; we are discussing the weather or the Lord or any number of things, until she finds out that I have 15 children and I am homeschooling. Then things close down, shut off, and she tunes out. […]

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He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Proverbs 10:5 It is berry season! Let’s keep our daughters (and sons) busy making the most of the harvest season for berries. Jams and jellies are one of the easiest things to preserve.  Not […]

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Beginners will start out all excited about making something and then before they get very far their machine starts to have issues. The best way to tackle this is to understand how your machine works. All machines are different, but they all have the same basic functions. Here is a really good explanation how a […]

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