• Lifestyle

    Old Fashioned Lemonade

    ย I like to make old-fashioned lemonade. Okay, I cheat a little bit, in that I use bottled lemon juice rather than fresh-squeezed lemons. It’s a lot less work and tastes almost as good. I also like to use raw sugar which adds to the “old-fashioned” flavor. Old Fashioned Lemonade Recipe 1 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup raw sugar (Can use…

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    Lifestyle

    Monster Cookies

    This is one of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. I like to use the green-and-red Christmas M&Ms or other seasonal colors if it’s close to a holiday. 6 eggs 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups white sugar 1/2 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup 4 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 pound butter 3 cups peanut butter 8 cups oats 8 ounces…

  • Heritage,  Homeschooling

    Making Butter – a tutorial

    When I was growing up we almost always drank raw milk. We didn’t own a cow but we would buy fresh milk from a neighbor who did. We made our own butter, too. Recently I bought a half-gallon of whipping cream and then didn’t end up using it all before the expiration date, so I decided my children could learn…

  • Heritage

    Cornbread

    I love cornbread! And I always want the corner piece with the crusty edges… so when I saw this cornbread skillet at Cabella’s last fall I “hinted” to my husband that I would like it. Bless his heart, the man remembered, and got it for me for my birthday a couple of months ago. I’ve been making cornbread at least…

  • Lifestyle

    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    I had cereal and fruit, and oh yeah, eggs! for breakfast this morning. I really did! Okay, so they were cookies. Aren’t oats a cereal? And raisins are fruit! And I know the recipe called for 2 eggs! (We just won’t mention all the sugar… or the white chocolate chips.) My daughter made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Bible study last…

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    Beulah’s Sugar Cookies

    This is a family favorite going back to my childhood. My mother got the recipe from my aunt’s mother-in-law, Beulah, and she made them often when I was growing up. It makes a huge batch. If you don’t want to bake it all at once, you can form the dough into logs to freeze. Then when you’re ready to bake,…

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    MawMaw’s Date Nut Candy

    This is my dad’s favorite Christmas candy. I got the recipe from his mother, who used to make it for him at Christmas time. She’s not able to any more, so I decided to try my hand at it this year. It required a phone call to both my mother and my grandma… but I got it done… and boy,…

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    Banana Nut Bread

    The girls and I have decided to make goody boxes to give out at Christmas time to Daddy’s co-workers and other friends. My oldest daughter loves to bake… and loves to share what she bakes, so I decided this would be a good project for us for the holidays. We plan to wrap boxes with lift-off lids and line them…