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Making Cowboy Candy, a delicious and simple way of preserving your summer harvest.

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Squash, Summer Vegetables -

Have you ever found yourself watching and waiting for that first summer squash to be ready to pick, and then before you know it, you can't keep up with the harvest? I feel like I check my plants in the morning and squash or zucchini that aren't quite ready yet, suddenly doubles or triple in size in one afternoon?  Goodness, it can get overwhelming! And suddenly you have more than you know what to do with.  You can't even give enough away!  Suddenly your friends and neighbors won't open the door when you come knocking for fear you will be...

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I admit it, I’m a steak girl. I do love my beef, cooked to medium doneness, and covered in melted butter and salt… My mouth is watering already. What about you? Sometimes it’s a lot of trouble to fire up the grill just to cook a couple of steaks. And truthfully, I don’t really want to be outside cooking over a fire while it’s a million degrees out. You know what I mean? Cooking indoors over my stove top, in the cool A/C seems like a much better plan in the summer! But some people don’t mind it. And I...

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With the days getting colder, and cozy weather coming upon us, there’s nothing I like better than settling down with my family, in front of a warm fire with a hot mug of chocolate warming my hands.And when my kids come in from playing out in the snow, or from chores on a cold day, I try to have their favorite hot chocolate waiting for them! I found this recipe several years ago, and it is our absolute favorite! And you guys know I don’t like anything that comes from a package, so this from scratch recipe with a healthy...

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When I hear the words “cold and flu season” I get jumpy.  Now add COVID to the mix, and most people start in on the stress and anxiety. We homeschool, live in the country, and keep a clean household, but that doesn’t mean our family isn’t ever exposed to germs! Just a quick trip to the store, Sunday morning church service, or a handshake from an acquaintance is enough to pass along a simple cold. Did you know there are some things you can do to ward off cold and flu germs, or at the very least, shorten the lifespan...

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