Simple Homemade Toffee

Simple Homemade Toffee Recipe My Aunt Kathie makes THE BEST toffee. I remember looking forward to it every Christmas season, when she would bring a tray for the Family Christmas Party, and send a container of it home with each of her siblings. When I became a young wife and mom at age 20, I wanted to make it for my new family. It was one of those things that I wanted to make sure I knew how to do.  Thankfully, Aunt Kathie isn’t stingy with her recipes. And now I’m so glad I know how to make it. I moved 850 miles away from my family, but can still …

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10 Must-Make Fall Recipes

Recipes for Fall Snacks, Dinners, and of course Desserts! Every woman I know loves fall for one reason or another! It’s a fresh start sending our kids off to school. The weather cools off and we get to bring out our sweaters and jeans. We are excited to cheer on our favorite NFL team (Go Bears!). The trees turn shades of red, yellow, and orange. And best of all, the season has come when we get to bake our favorite pumpkin treats! In order to get in the Fall spirit, I’d love to share some Fall Recipes to get you prepped for the cool weather! Apple Crisp We can’t get …

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Tips for Meal Planning on a Budget

Menu Planning on a Tight Budget for a Family Have you ever found yourself at the grocery store staring at the meat and asking yourself why it has to be so dang expensive? Then you need to read these great Tips for Meal Planning on a Budget. Do you try and plan meals while shopping but they get lost or forgotten between the time you check out and your next grocery trip? If this is you, you are not alone, and I have a few tips that have helped us over the past couple years to save money and plan meals. I’ve shared some helpful tips for planning meals on …

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Healthy Snacks: Lara Balls and Banana Bites

Lara balls

Chocolate Lara Balls We have three growing boys who eat like they are getting paid for it. Our youngest son loves to eat so much that we sometimes have to tell him “you’re gonna be full after that.” Not because we are trying to be mean or watch his weight but because he gets stomach trouble after eating too much at one time (even with his “special diet” and taking enzymes when he eats). Sometimes it’s hard to know what to make to feed the crew. Over the years we have tried lots of recipes, several of which were complete flops. Today, I thought I would share a couple simple …

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Freezer Meal Prep

“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family…” -Proverbs 31:15 Freezer Meal Prep Living out this verse meant Freezer Meal Prep was a large part of my weekend. Raise your hand if, like me, you sometimes block out the fact that husbands and children expect to eat dinner every single night?  I’ll keep myself busy during the day so I don’t have to acknowledge the cold, hard truth that I haven’t shopped or prepared anything.  But by supper time, I can no longer hide from my own willful ignorance. I’m not always like this.  I usually have a pretty good system for meal planning …

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