And what we have here ladies and gentlemen is jalapeno, bell pepper, eggplant, parsley, and leek seedlings.  I started all these on January 23rd on the advice on the Farmer’s Almanac.  2014′s growing season is here and I couldn’t be happier!  I know I didn’t update with last year’s bucket garden results the way I… [Continue Reading]

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Studying on the names of God recently, I have had some spiritual revelations about Who and What God is in my life.  Being a single mom means the weight of responsibility in your household rests solely on you.  Sometimes it’s hard to explain your struggles when you talk to couples who have never been divorced… [Continue Reading]

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Every time I buy a ham at the store they have these glaze packets inside the packaging.  For years I used them thinking you just had to in order to have ham glaze.  How WRONG I was!  not only is homemade ham glaze easy to make, it tastes so much better than anything you can… [Continue Reading]

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If you are a fan of traditional, southern potato salad, then you will love my recipe!  I’m not trying to be boastful or anything even though it sounds like.  Anyone I have ever made this potato salad for has told me over and over how they think it is the best they have ever had. … [Continue Reading]

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I have been wanting to start making my own  sausage for a while now but have been forgetting to look for ground pork at the grocery store.  It just so happens when I went in this week to take advantage of a ground beef sale, my local grocery had family packs of ground pork at… [Continue Reading]

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You all know I have been on a mission to continue losing weight and become healthier.  One thing I started two months ago was preparing my breakfasts and lunches in advance in portioned containers.  Not only does this control everything I eat, but it saves me TONS of time every single day. The pic above… [Continue Reading]

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I have people tell me all the time they don’t know how to do something or don’t have time to do something when I talk about the freezer cooking or making staple items from scratch at home.  So I thought I’d give you a little window into my world today.  Then you can see how… [Continue Reading]

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Now, I have read the posts, followed the bloggers, and watched in awe as SuperMoms around the country make detailed lists as a guideline to coupon shop and meal plan for their families.  My hats are off to all of you who are successful at it and make it look so easy.  Because I’ve tried… [Continue Reading]

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I believe I mentioned someone told me at my last CSA pick up that their spinach had gotten slimey in the refrigerator before they had a chance to use it.  This can be a common problem when you have a ton of greens you are waiting to eat and little time to deal with properly… [Continue Reading]

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When the greens come in, the greens come in.  Thank the Lord for the perfect cooling of the weather and rain to make them abundant for the CSA members at Madison Creek Farms this week!  You can tell by all the pics there were a ton of goodies in our baskets this time around. Most… [Continue Reading]

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“1-3 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of… [Continue Reading]

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Nothing, and I mean NOTHING makes me happier than fresh, organic produce from my CSA Madison Creek Farms.  The people there are like my family.  So it’s not just healthy, delicious food that nourishes your body, it nourishes the soul.  I know the hearts behind the people who help bring this to us so generously,… [Continue Reading]

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When you find yourself facing the storms of life,  you have two choices: to fear or to trust.  When you are the most removed from your comfortable, safe surroundings, God still has you.  Remember Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,… [Continue Reading]

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Some of you may not know, but my ex husband is Indian, from India not American Indian.  For years I have enjoy cuisine.  I am grateful I was able to learn how to cook a little bit of Indian food from my ex’s family.  My son loves when I cook it for him at home. … [Continue Reading]

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I LOVE kimchi!  I especially love it with Asian noodles, a little grilled beef, and an egg over easy like I used to have at a mom and pop Korean restaurant where I went to college years ago.  I have made it a few times before with variations on the traditional recipe and really didn’t… [Continue Reading]

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This past week I have done some batch freezer cooking every time I’ve been in the kitchen.  Recipes I’ve put away are 6 breakfast burritos, 18 beef and bean burritos, and 6 chicken verde taquitos.  Plus, I pre-chopped 5 pounds of onions, 6 bell peppers, and 3 zucchini for the freezer.  Here are the recipes… [Continue Reading]

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My CSA, Madison Creek Farms, is gearing up by turning over the beds.  You know what that means, right?  My addiction for local, organic produce is about to be satisfied yet again!  And my new deep freezer is chilled and ready to put away what we can’t manage to put away ourselves! This year the… [Continue Reading]

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I wanted to share this recipe with you quickly this morning because of how fabulous it turned out to be.  Do you ever just go to the kitchen to fix something for lunch but really don’t want the same old thing?  I do that sometimes.  The  other day when I made this up was one… [Continue Reading]

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Most of you know I am on a mission to eat healthy AND affordably.  This dish did not disappoint.  I was excited when Armor meatballs were on the mega event a few weeks ago at Kroger and got 6 bags of them.  We were wanting something Italian one day and this is what I threw… [Continue Reading]

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Raise your hand if you are an absolute NUT over soup.  Yeah, me too!  I regularly eat soup for breakfast I love it so much.  When I make a pot, I have it three times a day the first day and sometimes the second day, too.  After that I will freeze what’s left in individual… [Continue Reading]

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