Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

You know you have a slight addiction to these bars when you make them 3 times in one week. Yes, 3 times. And we’re not talking a small batch, either. I’m talking 3 11 x 15 pans of them. To be fair, I certainly didn’t eat them all. I took one batch to church, one…

The Best Dang Biscuits Ever

The Best Dang Biscuits Ever

We’re suckers for good old-fashioned biscuits around here. You know, the buttery, flaky kind that practically melt in your mouth and are simply heavenly with a bit of butter and jam or honey drizzled over the top? Yeah, that kind. The kind that is the perfect gravy companion, goes great with fried chicken, and is…

Autumn Oat Cookies

Autumn Oat Cookies

In celebration of the fact that FALL starts tomorrow I thought I’d share one of our favorite cookie recipes with you! These are like traditional oatmeal cookies, chewy in the center, cripsy on the edges, but they are loaded with autumn goodies like cranberries, walnuts, golden raisins, sweet cinnamon spice, and dark chocolate chips. They’re…

Farmer’s Cheese: How to Make This Simple, Traditional Cheese at Home

Farmer’s Cheese: How to Make This Simple, Traditional Cheese at Home

We’ve been enjoying raw milk from a local farmer for a couple of years now. It’s so fun to get milk that is only a few hours old! Plus, we get the cream on top that we can skim off and use for butter and desserts. It’s been one of the best changes we’ve made…

Goldenrod: a Late-Summer Gift for Your Wellness

Goldenrod: a Late-Summer Gift for Your Wellness

I’ve been gathering goldenrod like a crazy woman lately. There’s something about the gorgeous, golden hue that makes me a little giddy. I’ve always loved earthy, Fall hues, and golden, mustard yellow is one of my top favorites. I love to gather goldenrod and dry it because it keeps its color so well and is…

Dear Friend: A Letter and a Story of Grace

Dear Friend: A Letter and a Story of Grace

I recently wrote a letter to a struggling friend of ours. I’d felt a burden to tell them a bit of my story and share how the Lord had shown grace to me in my life. I don’t know what has happened with that friend yet. I’m not even sure that they’ve read it. But…

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

Sunday nights are when we meet with our church group. We’re part of a home church that meets in various houses around the city. It’s been such a beautiful part of our lives as we’ve been able to experience fellowship and shepherding in a first-century-type setting. It’s a lot like the first church would most…

Tips, Tricks, and Safety Guidelines for using Essential Oils in the Kitchen

Tips, Tricks, and Safety Guidelines for using Essential Oils in the Kitchen

I have a cabinet right next to my kitchen filled full of essential oils, supplements and herbal remedies. It’s my go-to place time and time again for all the little bumps, bruises and scrapes of life. It’s what I pull from when someone is sick or has a headache or other pain. It’s where I…

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, & Sugar-Free Brownie Bars

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, & Sugar-Free Brownie Bars

I’m mostly grain-free and sugar-free these days. I’ve had IBS for years and grains and sugar both seem to be triggers for inflammation in my body. I’ve done elimination diets several times to try to figure out what triggered things, and most grains are always something I struggle with. It is what it is. I’ve…

5 Essential Oils for Seasonal Sniffles, Sneezing, and Itchiness

5 Essential Oils for Seasonal Sniffles, Sneezing, and Itchiness

Have you been sneezing, sniffing, or itching lately? I have! Certain times of the year I’m affected by things in the air and I can get pretty miserable. Itchy, watery eyes, stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, sniffling… the works. I take raw local honey, drink local raw milk, drink nettle tea, and do several other things…

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