When Making Oatmeal is a Stream in Your Desert

When Making Oatmeal is a Stream in Your Desert

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty...

Day 24 :: Cookie Swaps

Big crazy cookie swaps aren’t for everyone; the big crazy ones aren’t for me either. But if they’re low-key and simple, they can actually be great time savers and a lot of fun! Have a cookie swap with friends! Bake two-dozen cookies. Gather around...

Day Ten :: Stovetop Holiday Potpourri

I made this last fall as a craft during a Pinterest night at my church, and oh my – does it ever deliver!! It scented my whole house while simmering on the stove. I can’t wait to get my hands on a bag of fresh cranberries so we can make it again!...
On My Top 5 Non-Pumpkin Spice Fall Favorites

On My Top 5 Non-Pumpkin Spice Fall Favorites

It’s the first day of autumn! While you know I love me some good pumpkin spice everything, I deeply adore parts of autumn that have nothing to do with pumpkins. Or boots, or sweaters, or even the crisp air. For real. Here are a few of my non-pumpkin spice fall...

On Chocolate and the Everyday Kind of Hard Days

Some days are hard. Some days are pretty literally didn’t stop moving, chasing after children hard. Some days are boneweary exhausted, didn’t drink enough water hard. Some days are work isn’t done, riding the hamsterwheel hard. Some days are cry in...
On ‘Nog Bread’: a recipe for eggnog quick bread

On ‘Nog Bread’: a recipe for eggnog quick bread

Tis the season for this perfectly delicious, lovely nod to Christmas, not overly sweet or noggy loaf! In our house we affectionately call it ‘nog bread’, and after sharing it with you I’ll have to bake a pan of it for our family =) Husby loooves this...
On Slow-Cooker Chicken (or turkey) Taco Stew

On Slow-Cooker Chicken (or turkey) Taco Stew

This was delicious, and I think would taste fabulous using leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey. With a nice side of cornbread… yum. If you make it with leftover turkey, just stir the diced, cooked meat into the stew about ten minutes before serving. And if you...
On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Growing up, on special days my mom would pull a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls from the fridge and bake them, filling the house with the scent of sweet cinnamon and dough. She made them on every first day of school, Easter and Christmas mornings. That smell...
On a Recipe for Western Omelet Casserole

On a Recipe for Western Omelet Casserole

I’m a big fan of egg bakes. I’ve shared versions of egg bakes before (here and here) and I just can’t quit them. And really, what’s to quit? Eggs, cheese, meat… bring it on. Of course when I stumbled onto this recipe in the new Gooseberry...
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