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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I mentioned cooking a lot of pumpkins and squash lately and using up some of the seeds in art; I also wanted to share a recipe for Pumpkin muffins. I will give the preface that there are a lot of pumpkin muffin recipes out there. There are also gluten free ones to be...

Our daily bread- November 6-13

Thanks everyone for your suggestions on the last meal plan, there were many helpful ideas! This morning because we forgot about the time change we were up at five thirty instead of six thirty. That left me some extra time to sit down and do my meal plan first thing in...

Our daily bread

So maybe what I really mean is a meal plan, but daily bread sounds more endearing! Since we moved here, I have been jotting my meal plan out in a note book rather than using the nifty little meal planner sheets that Dan made for me that are complete with space for...

Applesauce Pancakes

I mentioned that we took a trip to the apple orchard. Well, those lovely apples were mostly planned for applesauce and we made one large batch yesterday. All of us, together. I peeled, Dan cored and sliced, Cecily passed the apples to Dan, and Aneliese washed them,...

Thanksgiving

Of my almost 28 years, only a three of my Thanksgivings have not been spent with my family; one being last year and two as a teenager. My family is one of those that does the same thing each year and eat the same traditional food...down to the pies and the fruit,...

Tomato Squash Soup with Rosemary and Basil

The autumn cooking continues in our little home and squash is playing an important role. Not only is it so good for us, it is also very inexpensive which makes it a staple in in our house and even more so here. I can get a squash that will make up a good portion of at...

Pumpkin Pie

Now, I know that there are oodles of pumpkin pie recipes and even more pastry recipes available. However....many seem to use evaporated milk and quite a lot of sugar...two things that I didn't want to use. Plus, I really like my pie crust, really it is my mom's but I...

Pumpkin delights

Last week the girls and I decided to visit our neighbor's apple orchard for our afternoon snack and once there, we realized that pumpkin season had begun. I don't so much go for the jack o lantern pumpkins (unless they are almost free) but the little pie pumpkins were...

From Market to Kitchen to Tummies

As I mentioned in my last post, food has been disappearing rapidly lately. Growing bodies make for hungry tummies it seems. This also means that I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about food! These are some of the things we have been enjoying lately. * While it...

Strawberry Freezer Jam

It didn't get made until the day after I had actually planned on making it; but it did get made. This summer. I usually don't want to make jam because to me all of the sugar defeats the purpose if it is going to eaten much.  But Aneliese was given a jar of jam as a...

Strawberry Jam?

What making jam in our house looks like. Clean up and prep every thing. Pause to look at two birds perching on the clothes line which have the girls ecstatic. Cut a few tops off, wonder why it is so silent, call for girls, hear a little voice upstairs saying, “I’m on...

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

After venting yesterday, I decided to share this recipe that I tried today. Now I haven't actually ever made enchiladas and I haven't eaten too many, but the very word casserole implies that this dish is not "authentic". But it made all who ate happy. Especially...

All of this work for a cake?

Even when boxes must be packed, papers and more papers (3 copies of each set) must be signed, and details must be cared for, there is every day life that must happen. My girls still need my attention, my husband still needs a close hug and a listening ear, and I still...

Gluten Free Tips

I have shared a little about the why of gluten free living for our family and as we become more accustomed to it, I have discovered a few things that have been so important to making it successful. I don’t really have an order to them, just kind of a list as I thought...