Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Warm from the oven, this recipe for maple-sweetened and cinnamon-spiced apple muffins makes for a hearty fall breakfast. Last night I went out in the afternoon with a bowl and picked all the ripe tomatoes off the vines. Then I carefully […]

7 ways to turn one dinner into two

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: School’s back. Whether you’re restarting your homeschool schedule and co-ops or your kids are gone for the day, it changes the dynamic. Gone are the summer evenings where the sun seemed to hover above the horizon, lighting well into the night […]

How we’re getting our eating habits back on track

Earlier this year, I shared that I was giving up the idea of “real food and only real food” because it had become an unhealthy stress for our family. For a while, we struck a balance that I was very comfortable with — eating healthy foods most of the time with an occasional “cheat” product added […]

Storing bulk food the (easy? cheap? green?) way

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Buying food in bulk and preserving from your garden and farmer’s markets is as an awesome way to save money and capture maximum nutrition, but there’s even one more reason to love those frugal habits: they reduce waste and help save the earth, too. A 25-pound […]

The updated Easy Homemade is HERE!

One of my main goals for this summer was to update the Easy Homemade ebook, adding all new recipes and kitchen tips to the existing collection. Easy Homemade first launched exactly two years ago, and it’s sold more than 15,000 copies as other families learn the secret I discovered: cooking from scratch isn’t nearly as […]

A summer slump cure: Mixed Berry Slump Recipe

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: This slump recipe combines all the berries you have on hand and bakes them together under a sweet cake for a deliciously summer dessert with minimal effort to master. I was complaining to Mandi last week about my summer slump. We’ve […]

Giveaway: Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Snacks {4 Winners!}

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Helen (salessun42@…), Sue (corsu123@…), Maxine (Oksupersavers@…) and Kate (lkat80@…)! I first discovered Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers when our youngest daughter was on a gluten-free diet for about six months. While I was happy to leave behind most of the gluten-free stuff we tried, these crackers became instant favorites, […]