Cast Iron Skillets are a fun tool to have in any kitchen.… Read More I LOVE My Cast Iron Skillet!!!
We had so much fun this month. Our family loves how Christmas has the power to bring people together. Like spending the day with this amazing family that GingerSnap and El Gringo met on an airplane to Costa Rica! The ladies of this family came to our home and spent part of their day with… Read More Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies
I love this idea!!! I received it from LivingScriptures.com (an entertainment program we enjoy using as family). I had wanted to try to make gingerbread houses, but I didn’t want my kids to have even more sugar than they are already consuming. So when I saw this idea, it was an answer to my earnest… Read More Gingerbread Nativity Scenes
So, a few weeks ago we had a visitor over for lunch who had some very strict dietary needs. He was to not eat lettuce and he could only consume a strictly vegan diet. What was I to do?!?!? I had never prepared vegan food before, nor did I want to make our guest sick!… Read More Spicy Pumpkin Bread (It’s Vegan too, but you wouldn’t know it!)
I love Our Best Bites! I am so grateful for them and for their AMAZING website that has been here for me all these years, while living outside of the USA. I recently discovered a new “healthy meals” area. I checked it out today and saw a lot of yummy recipes. So I made a… Read More New “Healthier” Recipes to Try
This is my FAVORITE homemade soup! It is so much better than canned soup. Mostly because you know what is going into the soup and you can control the seasonings. I love to just eat this soup plain, with a bit more milk to dilute the soup, and a side of soda crackers. We also… Read More Condensed Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
We have recently been blessed with the sweetest and cutest sister missionaries in our branch. I love these girls, I really do! They have been a bright light in otherwise dark days. They have made it feel like the sun has been out all along! So I wanted to do something special for them. The… Read More Peanut Butter Cookies
I made something for breakfast this morning that I was given to eat almost 6 months ago. My friend Fran’s dear friend made it for us for dinner one night, but I was craving it today for breakfast. So I ran to the local Super Viquez and purchased the eggs and corn tortillas that I… Read More Costa Rican Breakfast/Snack
Today was just one of those “Mom Days”. You know the kind I’m talking about. You had a plan but at every turn, something else demanded your attention. Like helping my second oldest daughter face a yucky day, by helping her finally learn to make something she has been craving (rice pudding). But right as… Read More One of those days . . .
Joy Boy has been craving chocolate. So much so, he thought buying his friend a chocolate bar for his birthday was a great idea! I suggested that we make him a chocolate cake instead. Joy Boy JUMPED at the opportunity. He told me that he has wanted to do this for quite awhile, but his… Read More Chocolate Frosting Swirls