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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

November 29, 2011 – 8:11 am

A delicious, hearty, cool weather meal!

Apple Pie Spice Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

November 16, 2011 – 7:10 pm

You MUST make these for Thanksgiving. I beg you. They’re that good.

Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe

November 15, 2011 – 7:48 pm

Here’s a nice, creamy salad dressing that takes just a minute to whip up!

Our First Sukkot, & Learning To Cook Over An Open Fire (Recipes)

October 19, 2011 – 9:20 pm

A glimpse into our first celebration of Sukkot, and my first few dishes cooked over the campfire!

Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup Recipe

October 14, 2011 – 5:01 am

Here’s a delicious way to get that maple syrup flavor, for much less money than the real stuff, but without the High Fructose Corn Syrup and preservatives in store bought imitations!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

September 26, 2011 – 6:11 pm

Here’s a delicious twist to a traditional dish. If you’ve never tried a BBQ pizza, PLEASE make this one!!!

Guest Post: Frugal Hospitality, & Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

September 21, 2011 – 8:50 pm

Heather shares a few tricks she has learned when it comes to entertaining house guests on a tight budget. She also includes her family’s special spaghetti sauce recipe!

Guest Post: Homemade Crackers!!

September 20, 2011 – 9:33 pm

Guest poster Katie shares her recipes for Cheese Squares, Buttery Bites, and Honey Graham Crackers! Yummy!

Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

August 1, 2011 – 8:23 pm

Here’s another spice mix that you can easily blend yourself, and save a good amount of money in the process!

Goat’s Milk Ricotta Cheese

July 18, 2011 – 9:34 pm

If this is your first time watching how ricotta is made, prepare to be blown away by how super easy it is!!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Great for Colds!)

July 8, 2011 – 3:13 am

If you are looking for a hearty, delicious homemade chicken noodle soup recipe, you won’t find one better than this!

How To Can Chicken Broth (Chicken Broth Recipe)

July 7, 2011 – 7:53 pm

I finally tried making homemade chicken broth, and then canning it, for the first time! Let me tell you… it is SO easy, and super, super good!! Way better than store bought. There’s no going back now!!

Whole Wheat Pizza Recipe

June 11, 2011 – 6:27 pm

So far this is the BEST pizza crust recipe I’ve made. My husband says it’s definitely his favorite. Enjoy!

Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns (A Bread Machine Recipe)

May 30, 2011 – 7:13 am

Not only are these buns so much better for you, they are SO MUCH tastier than store bought buns!! Try them. They’ll make your burger that much more delicious!

Homemade Baking Powder

May 25, 2011 – 7:44 pm

Ever think of making your own baking powder? You might, after you see just how simple it is!

Simple and Delicious Italian Chicken

May 18, 2011 – 6:35 am

It doesn’t get any easier than this! Quick, simple, and oh-so-yummy!! Even the kids will gobble this dinner up!