Farmers Market Quinoa Skillet


Last week the hubs was away.  Let me just say…parenthood is not meant to be a one person job, people!  I want to hand it to those moms and dads out there who are at it by themselves or have spouses that have to work all the time.  Parenthood has made me more exhausted, joyful, tearful,… 

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Summer Avocado & Corn Salad


Tonight we spent two and a half hours hanging outside in our backyard.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to wear our girls out outside, throw them in the bath and call it a night!  Another thing that makes my heart happy: GRILLING.  Grilling makes my cooking life SO EASY.  Throw… 

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The Perfect Guacamole & A National Championship


So in case you haven’t heard The Kentucky Wildcats are GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! AHHHHH….cue the Hoosiers soundtrack!!! When you work with college students and live in a college town you naturally absorb the Cats fever and there’s nothing better than having a winning team to root for. This town bleeds blue and our… 

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Red Quinoa Cauliflower Chicken Casserole


Daddy is home and all is right with the world!!  Jonathan and his students had an amazing trip to Jamaica serving the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf.  Check out CCCD’s website and read about all of the awesome ways the Lord is using this ministry!  Our students and Jonathan helped build a section of… 

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Simple Homemade Candied Pecans (using maple syrup)


Last night, we had a group of students over who are going with Jonathan on a spring break missions trip to Jamaica. Jamaica has approximately 2,500 deaf children. Mission To the World in partnership with CCCD (Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf) hosts teams at four different project sites. Three of these are CCCD school… 

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Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup (Vegeterian)


It was Sunday afternoon and I wanted something SUPER easy that I could throw in the crock pot, take a LONG nap and wake up to a ready-to-go dinner!  This recipe hit all those requirements and was delicious.  You can also add some cooked ground turkey if you want the heartier, meat version:) Serves 6-8… 

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Whole Wheat Orange-Rosemary Bread


Ice has covered our city and more often than not these days school, the library, bible study and all of the ways that the girls and I get out of the house on a daily basis have been cancelled.  Our only entertainment option is to have people over to our house and entice them to… 

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Healthy Homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mini Muffins


Nothing goes better with a bowl of chili on these cold days than cornbread.  I found myself without Jiffy mix the other day and thought certainly I can make Jiffy cornbread muffins from scratch and even attempt at making them healthier.  I combined cornmeal, flour, coconut oil, a little bit of sugar, and eggs and… 

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3-Step Easy Mustard Tilapia (using frozen fillets)


  This recipe is so easy, but the flavors are fancy!  It is a take off of a Barefoot Contessa recipe that I love.  Ina uses creme fraiche which I substituted for light sour cream.  Her recipe calls for red snapper fillets, but I am not a fan of the fishy taste of red snapper… 

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Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Bars


Over time, I have tried to become more and more conscience of the boxed food that I buy and we eat.  As I read the labels on these foods, it is harder and harder for me to feel good about buying them and feeding them to my family.  Don’t get me wrong, I still buy… 

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