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Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties Recipe

I started planning my daughter’s 11th birthday party even before she was born.  I was introduced to the wonderful wizarding world in 2000 and was well past my own 11th birthday…with no letter from Hogwarts. I knew her 11th birthday would be the year we would go all out and create all our favorites from […]

Fun with Kids

Easy Pumpkin Pasties for Your Harry Potter Party

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Quick and Easy Dinner Chicken Pasta

A 10 minute dinner?  What can you cook in 10 minutes? I’ve got an idea…. There’s a scene that repeats itself far too frequently in my house.  I wander into the kitchen around 30-45 minutes before I get ready to eat and begin to think about what we’ll have for dinner.  Then I remember that […]

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10 Minute Dinner: Creamy Pasta

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Food for Harry Potter Party

When I was about 19 and in college, my mom and I were chatting on the phone one day when she told me about this amazing book she had been reading called Harry Potter.  “It’s a children’s novel, but you would enjoy it.  I like it!” She sent me a copy.  Amused at the whimsy […]

Holidays & Seasons

The Best Hot Butterbeer Recipe

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  This easy, special weekend breakfast recipe goes by a lot of different names.  Even in my own house, where it is frequently baked, we don’t know what to call it! Hootenanny? Oven Pancake? Dutch Baby? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and this confection, no matter what you call it, […]

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Easiest Weekend Breakfast for Guests or Home

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Last week, I introduced you to the wonderful concept of hygge, that warm, cozy, togetherness feeling of savoring moments with our favorite people.  Decor and surroundings are key pieces to the cozy life, but there’s nothing quite like food to really warm the atmosphere! What better cozy, comforting food than a good bowl of soup?! […]

Holidays & Seasons

Hygge Food: Soup Roundup Nourish Body and Soul

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Did you know that gingerbread has a spiritual side? Baking and eating gingerbread men at Christmas isn’t just about having more cookies. You can actually use the gingerbread to teach your children and others about the spiritual significance of Christmas! How to use gingerbread to teach about Jesus I used to think gingerbread was boring, […]

Food

How to Teach Your Children the Spiritual Meaning of Christmas with Gingerbread

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Tradition….Tradition! If you didn’t start singing, just now, I’m not sure we are really friends.  I’ve included the clip from Fiddler on the Roof just so you can get the song in your head and we can be buddies forever.  (Skip to 1:48) Unexpected Traditions My oldest child recently came to me and said, “I […]

Holidays & Seasons

The Importance of Tradition for Families

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Chicken and Dumplings is a fantastic go-to meal for any night. It’s filling, comforting, and delicious… and oh so easy!  It’s also a great way to stretch your dollar!  Meat is generally the most expensive portion of any meal, but you can feed the entire family with just two large chicken breasts. My friend shared […]

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Chicken and Dumplings for Thriving Home

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Three and a half months ago, our family set out on a challenge.  We challenged ourselves to give up restaurants for 100 Days.  Our goal was to establish new habits, new patterns of thought, that would help us to see restaurants as a rare treat, a last resort, or a traveler’s convenience. Now, at the […]

The Good Life

100 Days of No Eating Out: Challenge Completed!

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There’s a magic to home-baked food. When something delicious is baking in the oven, the whole home seems happier.  The fragrance of baking wafts through the house carrying the stuff that memories are made of. Cooking–seasoning, sauteing, steaming, and the like–is a necessary craft.  But baking says “this is special… Today is special…” “You are […]

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The Only Banana Muffin Recipe You’ll Ever Need

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