Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tomatoes Galore!


We just picked all of these today. It's our first big picking. "What shall we do with all of these?" the children ask.

"I have plans," I asure them.

We will be chopping most of them up in the food processor and freezing for later. They will turn into

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fat-free Smoothie Popsicles


Pour yougurt smoothie into a popsicle mold and freeze. It is that simple! By making your yogurt out of powdered milk you will save lots of money and it will be fat-free. We have been eating these up all summer long!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Skewers

This is the all-time favorite skewer dinner at our house! I'm not claiming it to be the healthiest recipe out there since it does contain bacon, but oh, it is soooo good. We end up having it a few times each summer and sometimes in the winter. It is often requested for birthdays and other special occasions.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Homemade Apricot Fruit Rolls


We've started the harvest season in our neck of the woods. I've been busy these last few weeks picking cherries to make pie filling, picking raspberries to make freezer jam, and picking apricots to make fruit rolls. My kids love to eat the fresh apricots, but they are not big fans of  apricot jam or bottled apricots. They LOVE the fruit rolls though!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dutch Oven Caramel Chocolate Crumb Bars


We've been experimenting with some Dutch oven recipes to get my husband ready to go to Scout Camp for a week. Some of our experiments have flopped and some have become new favorites! These Dutch oven caramel chocolate crumb bars are one of those new favorites. The scouts have already requested them for their next (and every other) campout! My kids love them too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Coconut Cream Pie the Old-fashioned Way


This is one of our family's favorite pies! It's delicious in the summer since it is chilled, but we will eat it any time of year.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Kid's Craft: Salt Dough Fun



Quick, easy, and no mess - Salt dough is the perfect activity to keep little ones entertained!