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Fun with Watermelon

I’m not very good at making sugar cookies, in fact I have done it only once with my children. But I love our cookie cutters and wanted to put them to good use, so we used them on our watermelon yesterday. The kids loved it! The only bad thing about it was that my 3-year-old […]

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Mini Muffins

Here is a short post in praise of my newly discovered kitchen wonder– muffins.  Mini muffins.  They are just the right size for me children to eat, and they are easy and fun to do. I love making Whole Wheat Bread, but lately I have had a hard time getting around to it.  Every step […]

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Homemade powdered laundry soap

The short version: 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint castile soap, shredded. Mix ingredients, use 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) per load. The longer version: (i.e., why I love it!)  I have been making laundry soap for a few years now, and originally I used this recipe.Because all of the […]

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Carmel Popcorn

We recently discovered a super-yummy popcorn recipe from mmmreport.blogspot.com.  We have made it twice, and our family has fallen in love with it.  Instead of processed sugar, it uses honey, which is perfect!  We adapted her recipe yesterday for our air popper, and it turned out great. 1/2 cup popcorn kernels5 Tb butter1/3 cup honeyRaisins […]

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Toddler Lunch Idea

Yesterday when we got home from church I realized that we didn’t have any clean plates or bowls and my kids were hungry.  It was time to use a snack-time idea that I saw on a video awhile ago and pull out the ice trays.  It was such a big hit that I am going […]

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Mommy, what happens to fish in the winter?

Well, it’s a good thing that ice floats, or they would all be dead.  Luckily, what happens is that they just keep swimming and and living during the winter as they do in the summer, but the lake freezes on top.  Yesterday we illustrated this with a tasty treat, albeit with foods containing food coloring […]

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Snack Time!

Inevitably when you have children, at some point in time, they are going to want to eat. This inclination does not always fall during mealtimes, and so, snack time was born. This newsletter highlights some of the things I feed my children when they are hungry. Banana Cones  For my children, it seems like one […]

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Whole Wheat Bread

My 100% Whole Wheat Bread recipe When our bread maker broke down we stopped making bread, but we really missed that rich texture we had grown to love. I started experimenting with making bread, but it seemed that it would only turn out right if we used white flour, and we wanted to use our […]

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Apple Pumpkin Dessert

Thanks to Helen Anderson Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin Several apples, grated to fill the pumpkin Sugar, about 1-2 cups, depending on the size of the pumpkin Cinnamon, 1-2 tablespoons To prepare the apple pumpkin dessert, cut around the top of the pumpkin, remove the lid, and clean out the seeds. Fill the pumpkin with apples. […]

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Easy Granola

Faster-than-pancakes Easy Granola This easy granola recipe is one of my favorites to make because I can use the 10 minutes baking time to get the kids ready for breakfast. Perfect and delicious!This recipe is adapted from Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her? but I’ve tweaked it enough to not be infringing on any […]

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