My Go-to Recipes From Around The Web

Since the kitchen is often the hub of the home, and also happens to be one of my favorite places, I’d like to dedicate the next few days to sharing a few tips on creating and maintaining a peaceful kitchen! Let’s kick things off with some link-love to my favorite recipes from around the web.  I’m only including the ones I use often and really like.  They are family friendly, nutritious and delicious 🙂 Without further ado… Breakfasts Dutch Puff – from Large Family Logistics.  This link will take you to a post titled, Beyond Cold Cereal, it contains some...
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Spicing Up Leftover Pasta

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Cold, leftover pasta is often not very appetizing.  And unless there is a lot of sauce, it doesn’t reheat very well. Thankfully, a recent botched recipe led to a delicious discovery.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Now I’m happy to have leftover pasta! I make this all the time. Baked Pasta This will work with most pasta shapes or sauces.   Even though the following reads as a recipe, with measurements and timing, it is very flexible.  Feel free to tweak it to suit your tastes and also to use the ingredients you have on hand. If you think...
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Visiting Earthbound Farm

A few years ago I was able to visit Earthbound Farm in Carmel Valley, California.  It was fun to go to the farm since I have purchased a number of Earthbound products over the years.  I was recently able to go back and had a lovely time yet again! Spending some time with my family, outside, among fresh, happy plants, is a finer thing! My favorite part was the organic herb garden.  I didn’t realize that so many herbs had multiple varieties. And every herb has a nice little sign so they can easily be identified. It was very educational...
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10 ways to fit in exercise with kids underfoot!

A mom who feels good physically is better able to handle the stresses of life.  Being physically fit promotes happiness and confidence and also gives you energy! Finding the time to exercise with little ones around can be a challenge.  Here are a few suggestions for exercising with little ones at home. Some you have probably tried already. Hopefully there will be a few news ones to motivate you! My daughter drew this picture of me exercising a few years ago: 1.  Get it done first thing in the morning Exercising in the morning is a great way to start...
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Send them flowers…

Image from stock.xchng My husband is preaching a funeral tomorrow.  He is working very hard to consider all things and do a good job. I love him for that. I expect there will be flowers and tears from those who cared for this lady.  Laughter may mingle with heartache as her loved ones recall the good times. Regret may hover over some who left important things unsaid. I once heard the question asked, “Why do we wait until the funeral to send someone flowers?” Why do we?  Because life is busy?  Because we assume we will have more time?  Because...
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This blog in a few words….

I am currently taking part in a blogging challenge with the hope of making Delighting in the Days a better and more useful blog.  I want it to be more than my thoughts and ideas, I want it to actually be helpful to you as a wife and mother, because you ladies are doing important work (and I love you for it)! Today we were challenged to write an elevator pitch in which we define our blog succinctly.  The idea is to provide a clear overview of our website in a few words. I think I have been fairly clear...
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A Simple Way for Kids to Do Good

Have you noticed how easy it is for kids to make people happy? Sure they can make people miserable on the odd occasion, but let’s not talk about that right now 🙂 My kids love to make cards and draw pictures for people.  I love seeing them give a handmade card to an unsuspecting person.  It is fun to watch the smile spread across their face.  I guess it doesn’t matter if the giver is only five years old, we all like to be thought of. Perhaps it’s even more special coming from a five year old! Today was Do...
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Simple Shallot Vinaigrette

Simple Shallot Vinaigrette | aDelightfulHome.com
I have really enjoyed making salads with fresh ingredients from the garden.  Even though I only planted a few vegetables this year, it is still nice to have a salad that is mostly, or partly, from my backyard. I have found lettuce to be the one plant that just keeps on giving.  I tear a few leaves off and they grow back!  It’s wonderful.  Not to mention the fact that I didn’t even plant them, they came back from last year’s garden.  I like not buying lettuce. The following is a simple, delicate vinaigrette that can be enjoyed on almost...
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Glorious Notebooks!

If you are a notebook addict like me, you will appreciate this… Isn’t it a beautiful sight!? I went to Wal-mart and did our yearly notebook stock-up.  The 70 page spiral notebooks are on sale for 15 cents and the 100 page compositon notebooks are 25 cents.  They are both usually around $1 each.  So I spent $4.25 for 25 notebooks (20 spiral, 5 composition) instead of $25 (or rather, $24.25 – I think they are actually 97 cents usually). I love having these for jotting down ideas or journaling.  They also hold my daily to-do lists.  The kids take...
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