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Hello Friends! I hope you are well and enjoying gorgeous spring weather. The kids and I cleaned out our small garden area at our rental and planted lettuces and radish. It is still a bit early to plant everything here. Even though we are currently in a small rental, we are very much focused on cultivating contentment and joy thus reducing anxiety in daily Homemaking. Here are tips and inspirational verses that help me get through the hard times. I hope they help you too. We are in the thick of planning and preparing to build a new home. I know many of you are in a similar stressful place. There is so much happening in the world. Change and...

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

Pork roast is one of the most economical cuts of meat but sometimes it's just, well - bland. Let me share with you a recipe that is not only simple, but SUPER flavorful. Thanks to an Instant Pot and some simple but delicious seasonings, you can...

Instant Pot Coconut Lime Rice

This Coconut Lime Rice is perfectly creamy, soft and only slightly sweet. The fresh, tangy flavor of the lime zest makes this dish sooo good. As if that all wasn't good enough - this is a super simple and fast Instant Pot Recipe too. When I first...

Healthier Mongolian Beef with Microgreens

This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is also NO corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey and I swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will...

Cauliflower Bread or Crust Replacement

Are you looking for the BEST Gluten Free, Low Carb or Keto Friendly idea for cauliflower bread slice or pizza crust replacement? STOP HERE . . . this really is a simple recipe. Simple to put together, simple to cook but not simple on flavor. They...

Homemade Raw Milk Ricotta Cheese

Is cheese your love language too? Ha . . .I sure do enjoy EATING cheese and lately I have been making homemade cheeses from raw cow's milk. It's not as difficult as you might think. And boy is it yummy. Let's make Homemade Raw Milk Ricotta Cheese...

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

My husband claims this recipe is HIS but I have made them this way for years . . . shhhhh . . . It's okay, he's very proud of his "creation" and who wouldn't be?! They are creamy but also fluffy. Cream cheese, butter and whole milk are to "blame"...

Hearty & Healthy Pumpkin Chili

This Hearty & Healthy Pumpkin Chili is mild in spice so it is kid-friendly but it is RICH in flavor so everyone will love it. You could certainly add spicy peppers when you sauté the chopped onion or add 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to up the...

Traditional Homemade White Bread| aka “Speedy Roll Dough”

You do not have to bake homemade bread or really to cook at all to be a Homemaker but there is NOTHING quite like the aroma and flavor of fresh bread. With grocery stores shelves not exactly reliable these days - I would even argue that baking...

Roasted Garden Veggie Pasta

This recipe is nearly a one dish, sheet-pan supper. Just boil noodles while all the veggies roast together. The tomatoes burst and mix with butter to form a rich delicious sauce to spoon over the pasta. Top with grated parmesan. Roasted Garden...

Buttercup Squash Alfredo Sauce

This Buttercup Squash Alfredo Sauce is absolutely amazing. It is rich, creamy, savory and HEALTHY too. This is a great dish for kids as it has "hidden veggies". They will love it, eat it up and so will you. I call this an Alfredo sauce but...

Creamy Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is just the best. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and you have one of my very favorite meals of all time. It is simple, flavorful, rich and actually very hearty and filling. I like to make this soup with fresh tomatoes and fresh...

Easy Summer Dinner| Pesto Pasta

Summer BEGS for easy, fast and fresh meals. It is often too hot and too late by the time we roll to the dinner table to make anything that takes a long time. This easy summer dinner recipe is homemade, fast, kid approved and really capitalizes on...

From Scratch Mac and Cheese

Who doesn't love Mac and Cheese? Talk about a comfort food! It is creamy, rich, filling and oh so delicious. This dish is kid friendly and hearty enough to be eaten as the main meal. You can add protein to make it a more complete meal or serve it...

The BEST Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Isn't spaghetti just the best go-to family dinner? It can be put together quickly, in large batches if needed and is usually kid approved. I am sharing with you a tried and true sauce recipe. It is just sweet and salty enough, lots of flavor and...