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Monday, August 30, 2021

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, easy, delicious and so convenient!

With all due respect, we need to respect Ranch Dressing a little more! Why? Because Homemade Ranch Dressing is always good, and with your own supply of premade mix packets, you are ready for salad at a moment's notice...

Friday, August 27, 2021

Eggplant Stacks, A Jimmy Carter Family Recipe.

When you see a chubby shiny eggplant, think of this recipe! While eggplant is one of those vegetables I am learning to enjoy, cooked in new ways, I knew right away what I first read this recipe I would enjoy it, and I do each time it is made!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Funtastic Friday #347

Subtle Changes, Big Changes, and Sunflowers, How to Create an Entryway, Repurpose a Crib Farmhouse Style, Single Serve Baked Blueberry Oatmeal, and Crocheted Lemon Slice Pillow are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 08.26.2021

How to Make Healthier Pizza, Pickling for Beginners, Gas Grill Tips for Beginners, and A Book Blast are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tuscan Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano

Sometimes we find the best recipes in the last place we would expect to find one! Such is the story of Tuscan Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano...come and take a look.

Monday, August 23, 2021

How to Prepare A Lacinato Kale Tossed Salad, easy prep with delicious results.

I have become a fan of Lacinato Kale in my salad bowl. For me, a salad with a bit of "chew" as well as enough structure to hold onto the dressing is my favorite choice in salad greens. You will probably find a few other names for this type of kale such as Dinosaur Kale, and Tucson Kale. Usually, my local market offers it as Tucson Kale

Friday, August 20, 2021

Ham Bone Soup with White Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Soup is like a blank canvas! Ham Bone Soup with White Beans Sweet Potatoes and Kale came about cooking with what I had on hand. Sometimes the most delicious recipes come from cooking from the pantry. Like this one!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Funtastic Friday # 346

Thrift Box Surprise, Faux Sea Glass Trinket Bottle and Votive, a Fall Wood Leaf Garland, 33 Trending Bathroom Faucets, Easy DIY Denim Bracelet from Old Jeans, and My Screened in Porch and Video Walk Through of my Vegetable Garden are this week's featured posts!.  

Encouraging Hearts and Home 08.19.2021

Amazing Date and Apricot Bread, My Top 10 Favorite Food Blogs, Upcycle Tee Shirts to Gift Bags, and How to String Outdoor Lights are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Honey and Applesauce Cake, another whole grain delicious dessert!

Just because I cook and bake using whole food ingredients, doesn't mean I want to give up dessert! And to make sure I don't have to, I enjoy finding and trying naturally sweetened and other whole wheat desserts. And I have to tell you, this Honey and Applesauce Cake is just the ticket! 

Monday, August 16, 2021

One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup!

Lentil soup is one of the most delicious soups to offer your friends and family! But it does not have to be heavy with too many flavors. One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup is fresh, bright, and just what you need in the way of the perfect recipe for lentil soup...

Friday, August 13, 2021

Raspberry Sauce with Port and Cinnamon, a delicious taste of summer!

Raspberry Sauce with Port and Cinnamon is bursting with the taste of summer! Fortunately, you can store some in the freezer, and enjoy that same taste of summer, all winter long...

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Funtastic Friday #345

Adventures in Thrifting Part 12, Leopard Overalls, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Chip Bread, Cute DIY Tin & Soda Can Planters,  How to Make a Small Artificial Succulent Garden, DIY Grill Tools Organizer, and Black Bean Salad are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 08.12.2021

Bacon Jalapeno Red Eye Jam, How to Make a Floral Crown, and Tri-Fold Card with Cute Mice, and Lemonade Recipe are my featured posts this week!  

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

How to make Old Fashioned Egg Custard in your pressure cooker!

Old Fashioned Egg Custard is a time-honored old fashion dessert that many including me, never grow tired of! And the good thing is that you can make it in your Instant Pot. Take a look, I will show you how...

Monday, August 9, 2021

How to make Carrot Top Pesto, fresh and delicious!

Do you love fresh carrots with soft green tops? Good because I am sharing how to use the tender carrot tops to make pesto! Carrot Top Pesto is the perfect way to enjoy not just the carrots, but also the green tops of the carrots coming from your own garden or the local Farmer's Market! 

Friday, August 6, 2021

The BIG Fix! Or how we remedied our snow melt puddle...

Water water everywhere! Part of our yard was very sloped. Unfortunately, that slope stopped right where we walked to enter and leave the house. Not a problem until the snow melted each spring...The BIG Fix got rid of the water and gave us a nice garden area to enjoy! From the DIY Homemade Household side of the blog!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Funtastic Friday #344

And the Landscape Continues!, DIY Thanks a Melon Jar, IKEA Hemmes Hack Upcycled Dresser with Wallpaper, Back to School Teacher Gift with Free Printable, a Tablet Wedge, and Strawberry Crumble Bars are this week's featured posts!


Encouraging Hearts and Home 08.05.2021

August 2021 Dinner Menu, Orange Marmalade Almond Bars, How to Make a Key Fob Wristlet, and Easy Southern Pickled Okra are this week's featured posts!


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Off The Shelf Shredded Beef, perfectly tender and delicious everytime!

This tender shredded beef is perfect for tacos, burritos, BBQ beef sandwiches, and dinner bowls! Make your own tender shredded beef with this easy (and adaptable) Instant Pot recipe...for Off The Shelf, Shredded Beef.