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Heart-Warming Fall Stew Recipe

From, Contributing Writer Erica Illsley Fall in our home brings the traditions of burning spice candles, putting out little pumpkin and leaf decorations, eating pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and my great-grandmother’s infamous applesauce cake but we cannot live without this heart-warming stew recipe. One year many moons ago we bought a new Rival Crock-pot and inside… Read More

Getting Ready for Sunday Morning – Plus Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer What is it about Sunday mornings? It often feels like the Murphy’s Law Day, where if something can go wrong, it will. And, it usually happens while getting  kids ready for church. My husband often had to get to church early to help set up for Sunday School class or rehearse… Read More

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Steamer (And A Fall Pumpkin Recipe Roundup)

By Katie Bennett, contributing writer. After months of hot weather, fall is finally knocking at our door, complete with its beautiful temperatures and stunning foliage. I love the sights, sounds and smells of this time of year. And my personal favorite flavor of fall is pumpkin! It’s rich and delicious, and hello…it’s a vegetable! 🙂 So,… Read More

Slow Cooker Quinoa Vegetable Chili

By Ashley Roe, Contributing Writer I relish the cool crisp days of fall especially after a hot summer and before the air turns bitterly cold in winter. This time of year I love to make comfort foods that warm my throat and my soul. But as much as I do enjoy cooking, I don’t always… Read More

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins Recipe (In celebration of my favorite season!)

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writing The last few months of the year of my favorite. Fall, right through the holiday season, is filled with so many wonderful family activities, crisp cool weather, traditions and comforting treats. After a long, hot summer the chilly temperatures are always a welcome relief along with all the warm and… Read More

Five Simple Summer Salads with Grilled Chicken

By Ashley Roe, Contributing Writer Summer means longer days and fun in the sun. So slaving over a hot stove to cook dinner when it’s already warm outside doesn’t sound too appealing. There are a number of ways to have easy meals that don’t require a hot stove like using a crock-pot, grilling or meals… Read More

Cleaning Windows 101 (Plus a DIY recipe)

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer “I do windows,” is not a statement you hear every day. While some avoid having to tackle windows at any cost, I really don’t mind. Really. I grew up washing windows. My parents made stained glass panels for doors, skylights, and windows that required glazing. Unlike a spiral cut ham,… Read More

How To Make Any Recipe Health(ier)

This post is part of our series: Crafting a Healthy Kitchen!  Follow along via email as we share practical tips for creating a healthy, real food kitchen, and pick up a copy of our cookbook, on sale for 31% off! As I shared last week, learning how to craft a healthy kitchen has been a long journey for me. As… Read More

How to make traditional Italian Waffle cookies: Pizelle Recipe

By Sarah Logan, Contributing Writer I recently found a Pizelle maker at a thrift store – and we’ve all been enjoying the results! Great for an afternoon snack or when friends show up and you’re hanging out in the kitchen. I modified the recipe to make it mildly healthier 🙂 It’s still considered a treat! Note… Read More

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

By Ashley Roe, Contributing Writer My husband and I go through phases where we eat a lot of chicken. I buy the large packages of fresh chicken breasts whenever they go on sale so we tend to have at least a few pieces in the freezer. I like that it can be used so many… Read More