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Homemade Apple Chips

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Last week  my hubby and I ran into TJMaxx to look for some new pants. With his 42 lb weight loss, nothing fit. At the checkout line they had bags of yummy apple chips that looked delicious, until we saw the $8.99 price tag. Seriously $8.99 for a bag of apple chips? No way, not when I knew I could figure out how to make them for much cheaper. Here is an easy recipe for homemade apple chips. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have freshly baked apple chips and your kitchen will smell amazing!

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.

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Star Wars Cake with Lightsabers

Star Wars Cake with Lightsabers

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Freezer Lasagna Recipe

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Jamie here, If you’re looking for an easy make-ahead meal for busy nights, you absolutely can’t lose with this Freezer Lasagna Recipe!  I love recipes like this for days when we want to be lazy at the pool all afternoon and come home to a hearty meal :)

This is SO SO GOOD – it’s the ultimate thick, layered comfort lasagna.  If you like cheesy recipes, get ready!  This is chock full of cheese and meat and lovely starches – make this in advance and you’ll always be just an hour away from homemade lasagna heaven :)

The great thing about this this freezer lasagna version, os you can prep all the ingredients on a lazy Sunday afternoon and pull it out on a crazy Thursday to give yourself a break.

This is my basic recipe, but it’s extremely versatile in that you can add veggies, leave out the meat, and change it up all kinds of ways!

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Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake: Memorial Dessert Recipe

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If you’ve been searching through Memorial Day dessert recipes, you may want to consider making this Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake.  It’s super easy to make and so yummy! You can use a store bought angel food cake, or make a cake yourself.  The great thing about punch bowl cakes, is that you can vary the ingredients and type of cake to suit your fancy.  Yellow cake, white cake, and pound cake are just a couple of varieties that could be substituted.  This Memorial Day recipe looks very patriotic with the red, white, and blue color combination from the strawberries, blueberries, and whipped topping.   [Read more...]

4th of July Fruit Kabobs

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4th of July Fruit Kabobs

These 4th of July Fruit Kabobs make a cool treat for a cookout or get-together!  

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Best Buttermilk Pie Recipe

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Kasey here, I have barely cooked the past couple of months because I’ve felt so yucky from morning sickness. (In case you missed my announcement on Mother’s Day we are expecting a new addition in November of this year.) I made it up to my family today by making our favorite Best Buttermilk Pie before Gary starts a new AdvoCare 24-day challenge this week. If you haven’t tried Buttermilk Pie, it is simply amazing!!! One of my absolute favorite desserts, it melts in your mouth and it’s so so easy to make.

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This particular recipe, comes straight from my mama’s kitchen. She made me this precious handwritten recipe book when I first got married 17 years ago. By far, it is the most used recipe book in my kitchen. It includes all my family’s favorite recipes. Since it’s not a “secret” recipe I thought I’d share with you.

Best Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Best Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1 unbaked regular 9 inch pie shell

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and butter in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  4. Add buttermilk, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Pour into pie shell and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the middle is softly set.
  6. I usually bake mine 50 minutes, but it will depend on how hot your oven cooks.
  7. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, move pie to bottom shelf of oven to crisp crust.
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Happy Mother’s Day! Plus an Announcement!

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day Friends!

I(Kasey) heard an excerpt from the book, The Invisible Woman, several years ago at a mom’s group at church. Since then, it has become a Mother’s Day tradition to share the excerpt with you. Even though I have read it countless times it always speaks to my heart in such a personal way. So often we give so much of ourselves and wonder if we have made a difference or if anyone notices. On a day like Mother’s Day when we “should” feel most appreciated, many of us may struggle with insecurities in our mind. Today – to every woman out there I want to remind you how important you are, how loved you are by the God of the universe, and how eternally important it is to be a mom.  

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The Invisible Woman: When Only God Sees – A Special Story for Mothers

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Cinco de Mayo Recipes + Menu Plan (From Chips to Pinatas!)

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These are some of our families’ favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes…

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