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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.01.2021

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler, a DIY Light Up Pallet Flag, an Easy Peasy Doll Blanket, and how to Upcycle a Cereal Box into an Elegant Gift Bag are this week's featured posts!  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Whole Grain Banana Date Bread, all fruit and no refined sugar.

If you are looking for a loaf of banana bread so healthy you can eat it for breakfast, you have come to the right place! This Whole Grain Banana Date Bread is whole grain and all fruit-sweetened...

Friday, June 25, 2021

Garlic Scape Pesto, the brightest garlic-y pesto you will make this season!

It's happening right now! Garlic scapes are coming on strong in CSA boxes and at your local Farmers Market! Beautiful, curly green shoots of delicious garlic flavor. But what do you do with them? Start with this easy, garlic-y Garlic Scape Pesto... 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Funtastic Friday #338

Patriotic Fife and Drum Display, Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, Wine Gift Bag, Taco Grilled Cheese, How to Make A Felt Cactus Bookmark, and How to Make a Patriotic Wreath in 10 Minutes are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 06.24.2021

Taco Corn Bread Bake, Wine Gift Bag, 15 Summer Mocktails, and Haylee Hand Towel are this week's featured posts!


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Chocolate Cheesecake, a simple yet elegant offering.

Chocolate Cheesecake. After those two words, not much is needed to get one's attention! This easy to make dessert looks quite impressive and your guests will love it. Chocolate Cheesecake, it is the go-to dessert for the chocolate lovers in your family...

Monday, June 21, 2021

Cabbage Salsa, crunchy delicious and perfect with tortilla chips!

This is not your usual tomato-based salsa, no this is crispy, delicious Cabbage Salsa and it is perfect with tortilla chips! If you thought salsas were just made with tomatoes, take a look right here at this tasty treat!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Sweet Lime and Curry Chicken Thighs, dinner # 3 from frugal chicken thighs!

You know those times when you want (and need!) a quick and easy dinner that doesn't taste like the last quick and easy dinner? Yes, they happen here too! Try another of our favorites, Sweet Lime and Curry Chicken Thighs. Another great recipe made with skinless boneless chicken thighs to the rescue...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Funtastic Friday #337

MAKE YOUR OWN TWINE AND SCISSOR HOLDER by Fresh Vintage, REVERSE CANVAS BATHROOM SIGNS by Blessings by Me, PLACES TO VISIT IN OREGON IN SUMMER by PhotoJeepers, COASTAL FRONT PORCH by My Home of All Seasons, UPCYCLED DENIM BEAN BAG GAME by Sum of Their Stories, and AN OCTOPUS TABLESCAPE FOR SUMMER by Whispers of the Heart are this week's featured posts!                       

Encouraging Hearts and Home 06.17.2021

Better than the Bakery Blueberry Muffins, A Magazine Wreath, The Key to Trust and How to sew the Ladder Stich are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Avocado Caprese Salad, beautiful, delicious and refreshing.

Are you looking for a beautiful salad that is easy to assemble and tastes like you spent hours making it? If so, Avocado Caprese Salad is exactly what you are looking for!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Creamy Butterscotch Meringue Pie, easy and delicious just like Grandmother made!

Looking for a delicious dessert that calls for pantry ingredients that the whole family will love? I have four words for you. Creamy Butterscotch Meringue Pie! No hard to find ingredients and ready in just a few minutes...

Friday, June 11, 2021

How to Make Ground Bay Leaves, and why you might want to!

How to Make Ground Bay Leaves, so easy to make, and very convenient to use. Plus you won't have to fish the cooked bay leaf out of your finished dish ever again if you don't want to! 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Funtastic Friday #336

Last Week at the Thrift Shop, Patriotic Snacks, How to Use Aluminum Cans to Make a Wall Hanging, a Reclaimed Wood Flag, Oreo Cookie Patriotic Treats, and Patriotic Farmhouse Stars are this week's featured posts!

Funtastic Friday #336!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 06.10.2021

Cowboy Caviar, How to Make Your Homemade Marshmallows, DIY Rustic Wooden Stars, and Cowboy Caviar a second time (most viewed and my personal favorite!) are this week's featured posts!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup, fruit so delicious we call it dessert!

Warmer weather calls for meals with fresh flavors. Lighter meals are also appreciated in hot weather. This Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup is a perfect example! It is beautiful to look at, tons of flavor, and is essentially fresh fruit in dessert disguise...the best part is this fruit platter can be made with what you have on hand! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, zesty, just a bit different, and delicious!

Do you love salads for the vegetables or for the delicious salad dressings that bring it all together? I could say it was the greens, but really for us, it is the dressing...and this one is delicious!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Funtastic Friday #335

Adventures in Thrifting, Patriotic Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, How to Upcycle One Pair of Old Jeans, Shiney Bright Wreath, Red White, and Blue, Patriotic Vinette, and Make a Simple Rag Bow are this week's featured posts. 

Encouraging Hearts and Home 06.03.2021

20 Facts for Our 20 Year Anniversary, X Shaped DIY Wooden Magazine Rack, Grapefruit Asian Pork Tacos, and Homemade Plant Food are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, the best whole wheat cake ever!

A delicious whole wheat cake is in fact a reality! This tender whole wheat buttermilk cake is exactly the cake to begin the transition to whole grain baking, because yes, it is true, this whole wheat Buttermilk Chocolate Cake is in fact delicious!