Sky Nerd’s Dream Calendar

I've ordered this "Nights on Earth" calendar the past two years for our sky-watching family and wanted to share it with you. I paid full price and did not receive any discount or bonus for sharing, I just love to pass along things we find especially useful! We literally plan multiple family activities around sky-viewing... Continue Reading →

Evangelical Bohemian; a story of becoming

ETA: An even more appropriate moniker is "Anabaptist Bohemian." I carried the bolt of brightly colored fabric to the counter, trembling with hope and excitement that I might “get by” this time. I chose my dress material with trepidation growing up, because I was seldom permitted the patterns and prints I truly wanted. “Too gaudy,”... Continue Reading →

Hungarian Apricot Kolaches and Nut Rolls

Hungarian Apricot Kolaches and Nut Rolls These adorable little cookies are as tasty as they are beautiful. My Hungarian grandmother made these using ice cream for the dough, but sometimes I use the cream cheese version. I share both dough variations and filling for the kolaches and nut rolls below. Enjoy! Ice Cream Dough2 cups... Continue Reading →

Dirty Cheeseburger Soup

Dirty Cheeseburger Soup A family favorite, I call this comfort soup "dirty"because I use organic vegetables and clean them well, but do not peel the potatoes or carrots. You can peel them if desired. You can also make this gluten free by using the GF flour of your choice. I have not tried a vegan... Continue Reading →

Tips for using leftovers

I'm breaking my rule of adding words/story associated with a recipe. I'll share the recipe link first, but it's worth a view past that to see ideas on how to use leftovers. Repurposing leftovers into casseroles or bowls can be one of the best ways to reduce food waste, and the combinations and ideas are... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Red Velvet Cake

  Mom's Red Velvet Cake (or Cupcakes) with Boiled Flour Frosting This deluxe super-moist melt-in-your-mouth cake will steal any show! The boiled flour frosting is not too sweet and compliments the cake perfectly. This is a stunning Christmas cake decorated with winter flowers or Valentine's Day dessert with chocolate hearts or curls. Our children made... Continue Reading →

Beginning Homeschool Tips and Resources

The 2019/2020 school year was our first full year homeschooling. We had no idea how that decision would prepare us for the 2020 spring school closures. We pulled our children from public school with a middle-schooler, an elementary student, and preschoolers. We’re still figuring this homeschooling gig out but wanted to share some important things... Continue Reading →

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