Apr 15

April 15, 2014

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DIY Easter Egg Candles

DIY Easter Egg Candles  I have the worlds sweetest daughter! Seriously, I do! Everyday when she gets home from school she wants to do a craft or make something special for somebody else.  (I have no clue where she gets it:)   She’s my favorite lil pink person and I couldn’t be more blessed.  Today she wanted to do a Easter craft. So a Easter craft we did! Since we happen to have way to many chickens (in my hubby’s…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2014

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The significance of the PALM on Palm sunday

Today is Palm Sunday!  It is just 7 days before Easter and it is absolutely my favorite season of the year.  There is something refreshing and new about Easter time.  Maybe it’s the colorful tulips starting to bloom, or the beginning of the warmer weather or the reminder of the humbling sacrifice of our Savior. (..that one is probably it!) I grew up in a small town (just under 250 people) where my father was the local church pastor.  Every Sunday the local people…

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Apr 11

April 11, 2014

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Turtle Rice Krispie Treats

Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to whip up some quick and delish treats for the kiddos. This is in no way healthy, sugar free, gluten free, (well maybe), low carb or sustainable in any way shape or form. But they are flippin delish and they travel well. My kiddos went nuts for these! 1.)  because their delicious. And  2.) Because it’s not beet hummus. Just sayin.. Let’s get started. Print Turtle Rice Krispee Treats Ingredients6 cups…

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Apr 9

April 9, 2014

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5k likes, Complete Canning GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for being my Friends! (*sing in the GoldenGirls theme.*) Wow! 5ooo Facebook Likes already! You guys are amazing.. Thank you for being so loyal and encouraging.  I shall reward you! Let’s do a giveaway! Lets get down to business, shall we? Ready for a killer surprise… We’re GIVING AWAY ALL THREE PRIZES!!.  A 21.5 Qt Waterbath Canner, The Ball Complete Preserving Guide and a 6 piece Canning accessory pack.  Canning season is approaching and naturally I want YOU…

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Mar 27

March 27, 2014

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Paleo Cheesy Chard Chips

I’ve been getting the most beautiful rainbow chard in my weekly CSA box from  fullcircle.com.  Chard is nutritionally rich in vitamin K, accounting for approximately  300% of your daily value. Bonus… In 1 cup of chard there is only 35 calories. Chard is typically seen in Mediterranean-style dishes, however today I am making cheesy chard chips. These nutritionally dense chips are a fantastic substitution for chemical laden potato chips. And the best part is my kids love them! Print Cheesy…

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Mar 21

March 21, 2014

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Dangers of Fabric Softeners and Dryer Sheets

Last year a “old” friend of mine from high school  called me and was stoked about a company called Norwex.  After educating me a bit about the Green Eco-friendly products she sells,  I agreed to host a cleaning supply show at my house. Now, Im sure when I invited my friends and family to my “cleaning party” they were all thinking .. Uh, Boring Katie! Well, it wasn’t! It was a blast and very educational, to say the least. I’ll never…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2014

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Mushroom, Chard and Sausage Swiss Frittata

As spring approaches, our lives are getting really busy around here on the farm and I don’t have time to cook up eggs and meat every morning. But I don’t want to settle for a carbohydrate filled breakfast such as bread or cereal or oatmeal. Enter-the frittata! Last week in my organic drop box from Full Circle farms, I got the most beautiful rainbow chard, Portobello baby mushrooms and shallots. Mix these with some farm fresh eggs and cheese and…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2014

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Capresse soup

My mom and I have a favorite restaurant we like to go to during summer to sit outside, drink wine and eat the most amazing Capresse salad.   It’s been way to long since one of our capresse dates and since its currently -1 outside, it’s going to be awhile longer.  So I’m bringing our capresse date into my kitchen and recreating the infamous salad into stomach warming soup.  It’s delish my friends and new favorite our family table! PrintCapresse soup…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2014

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Chowder

My refrigerator is on vegy overload, thanks to my awesome organic drop box from FullCircle.com.  (love them!)  So today in hopes to prepare a hardy soup and make room in my fridge, I threw this together and it was flippin delish!!  The potatoes naturally thicken the soup without having to add any flour.  It also made enough to serve for dinner and lunch for my family of 5 as well as, individually freezing 4 containers for my husbands lunches.  Win…

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Feb 28

February 28, 2014

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Caring for a Broody Hen

So you’re going to be a chicken momma huh? For the most part chickens raising chickens is as natural as it gets and usually they don’t need any assistance nor do they want any.  However under a few circumstances there are preparations and precautions to you should make. Over the last 12 years of raising chickens I have become well versed in regards to the Broody hen.  And I do love me some Broodys! Here are a few simple points…

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