Slow-Cooked Barbecue Chicken (with Homemade BBQ Sauce)

crockpot bbq chicken

This simple crockpot barbecue chicken is tangy and spicy. It’s a cinch to toss all the ingredients in the crock pot and comforting to know that the sauce doesn’t include any strange ingredients! Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken (with Homemade BBQ Sauce) Adapted from Easy & Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes by New Leaf Wellness. (It’s one of the […]

How to Identify and Use Winter Squash


If you have ever wondered how to use the different varieties of winter squash, you may want to rad my post over at Keeper of the Home. It’s full of ideas for using different varieties such as: acorn squash, butternut squash and Hubbard squash. Yum! Read the post here. Share this post: Recommend on Facebook […]

Chocolate Chili {Yes, Chocolate!}

chocolate chili

Have you ever tried cocoa powder in your chili? It really adds a great depth of flavor (and color). Do note that this chili needs to simmer for a couple of hours, so plan ahead. Also, this chocolate chili freezes well. Make a big batch and save some for a busy day. You can even […]

Our Favorite Marinara Sauce Recipe

homemade marinara sauce

A good marinara sauce adds depth to pasta dishes, zest to pizza toppings, and is an excellent dip for Stromboli. It also goes well over spaghetti squash or vegetables. The following marinara sauce recipe is one I’ve been making for years.It’s easy to double or triple and freeze for future use. Here’s how to make […]

Family Favorite Potato Soup

family fap vorite potato sou

  This is a favorite potato soup recipe that my family enjoys. It can be made on the stove top in under an hour or pop it in the slow cooker for about three hours. Put the soup in just after lunch and it will be ready for dinner. This soup freezes very well and […]

Quick and Easy Veggie Tortilla Wraps Recipe

quick and easy veggie tortilla wraps

I recently remembered making these little veggie bundles a few years ago. They were tasty, but it took forever to chop all the vegetables. Now, I’ve wised up and created a much faster preparation method. Which means these will show up on the menu more often. These are essentially vegetarian burritos. They remind me of […]

Slow-Cooked Honey Chicken (a simple crockpot recipe)

honey chicken

This honey chicken recipe has been a family favorite for years. It’s yummy with vegetables on the side (and rice if you desire). Honey Chicken Recipe adapted from Jonni McCoy’s book, Miserly Meals.   Serves 4 Prep. Time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 4 hours 1 lb or 4 small chicken breasts 1/4 tsp. Curry powder 1 […]

Tinga – A Simple Mexican Dish That Feeds a Crowd!


This is a delicious Mexican dish that I learned to make while at the Bible school.  One of our wonderful teachers had been a missionary in Mexico and was taught how to make it while she was there. This recipe feeds a crowd. It’s perfect for a simple dinner with friends. Pair it with a […]

Butternut Ravioli Stew

butternut ravioli stew

This stew is surprising and delicious. It is a lovely way to warm up on a cold winter evening. When I came across this recipe it was so interesting I just had to try it. The whole family enjoyed this stew so much I made it again the following week. It’s nice and creamy and […]

Soup for the Spring and Summer

Something about soup speaks peace to me. As long as there is enough time to prepare it. Chopping, sauteing, stirring…it’s a comfortable ritual. Then comes the lovely aroma that fills the house and lingers, saying we are blessed. And yes, even in the spring and summer (especially spring). It’s such a great way to use […]