Grandma’s Sourdough

Grandma’s Sourdough | aDelighfulHome.com
My husband had a wonderful Grandmother.  I mean, really wonderful.  I count her as one of the most amazing women I have ever met. When she died last year, I knew I would miss her.  Lots of people do.  She was the adopted Grandma of so many I couldn’t begin to count. One thing I always enjoyed discussing with her was food and cooking.  She was an awesome cook.  My husband says her food tasted so good because she didn’t scrimp on fat!  I think he is right. As a newly-wed I was extremely inexperienced in the kitchen.  She showed...
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How to make an Emergency Binder

Image from Nancy Wombat on flickr I take care of the online banking and bill paying for our family and have a multitude of passwords and website addresses stored in my head.  My husband has lamented the fact that if something happened to me he wouldn’t know how to access a lot of our information. Because of this, I am putting together an emergency binder, full of all these details, so that if something does happen, he won’t have the added stress of not knowing how to pay our bills! He is very happy about this project 🙂 While the...
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The past few days…

…have found me curled up in a ball on the couch with body aches and a fever above 104.  It’s been a rough few days, but I think the sickness is almost done with me.  I tell you, being sick with a baby in the house is just plain hard!  I’m grateful she isn’t crawling yet. At least she stays where I put her and I don’t have to worry about what she might get into. At night I lay awake, in too much pain to sleep, my mind wandering.  You know how things can look in the darkness of...
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The Power of a Focused Mother

The Power of a Focused Mother
Image from steelab at stock.xchng A focused mother is a powerful mother. Just think of a mother lion and the lengths she will go to protect her cubs. Scary and strong, she will fight to the death. Human mothers are just as fierce. The love a mother has for her child, when harnessed and focused, can be an amazing thing.  Couple that love and determination with God, and prepare for a mighty work! A few years ago I was fortunate enough to hear Renee Ellison speak. Addressing our group of homeschool mothers she discussed the power of a focused mother. ...
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Balsamic Dressing with Thyme

Balsamic Dressing with Thyme | aDelightfulHome.com
My garden is not very plentiful this year.  A move and a new baby left me with few spare moments for planting!  But I did manage to get a few things in the ground: lettuce, tomatoes, thyme, oregano, parsley, spinach, peas, and zucchini.  Not much of each, but enough to provide some fresh additions to our every day meals. Having a few fresh herbs available is very cost effective. Buying fresh herbs from the store is usually quite expensive, not to mention the flavor being inferior to home grown varieties. The following salad dressing is one I make often.  It...
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Eating with Control – 10 Tips

Food – it's everywhere! We use it to celebrate, mourn, and appease boredom.    Some of us are mindless eaters, not realizing how much actually consume.  Others choose to overindulge because it feels good (at the time).  Most of us are probably a combination of the two.  Sadly, a lot of us eat to fill a void (one that can only be truly satisfied with God). Of course, there are the rare few that have no problem with food whatsoever – more power to them! Obesity is a huge problem in the modern world.  It is true that much of the...
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My daughter is growing up!

My oldest daughter, known here as SugarBean, is growing up!  She will be nine next month.  I can hardly believe it! In the past few months I have seen so many things click with her.  The two that stand out the most: she has taken off with reading and is gaining confidence to try new things.  She has always been extremely apprehensive, so this is saying a lot! She even “teaches” her own Bible class. SuganBean is my intense child.  Intense describes her very well.  She really “feels”  and “thinks” 🙂 Although she still has a number of obstacles to...
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Shaker Cake – A Kid’s Tutorial

Shaker Cake – A Kid’s Tutorial | aDelightfulHome.com
This post is the first in a a series of kid's cooking tutorials brought to you by my daughter, known as SugarBean (with help from Mom). Today we will be making a Shaker cake.  It is called a Shaker cake because you put all of the ingredients into a jar and shake them up! This recipe is adapted from the Shaker cake recipe in Home Economics for Homeschoolers, Level One, by Pearables. It is fairly easy.  Just be sure you have a good grip on the jar. I wouldn't recommend shaking it over a tile floor!  If it happens to...
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What this blog is not

Sometimes I read blogs and think that other people have everything figured out.  I know they don't (no one really does), but it can cause me to wonder why I am not quite as “with it” as these other mothers. I don't want any reader here to ever feel looked down on.  It is my intention to encourage and motivate. I am working toward a peaceful home too.  I don't have it all figured out.  If you could meet me in real life you would know that 🙂 Delighting in the Days is not the writings of a deliriously cheerful...
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