50+ Sensational and Outstanding Homemade Pumpkin Recipes

The cool and crisp days of fall are upon us, when we pull out the sweatshirts, sweaters, and celebrate the year's harvest. It is the time of year when we eat lots of pumpkin recipes and carve pumpkins. The pumpkin industry in the USA brings in $141 million dollars every year which equates to about 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins. Pumpkin recipes have been made for many, many years around the world not only for food but for medicine too. Colonists would cut the tops off of the pumpkins, scrape … [Read more...]

How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I'm sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu's for the next 5 weeks and the shopping lists I … [Read more...]

50+ Fun and Festive Patriotic Recipe Ideas

There are multiple holidays we enjoy celebrating as a family where we remember our family members along with all the others who sacrifice their time or lives to keep our country free. For Memorial Day, Labor Day, and 4th of July we take time out as a family to remember those who have died protecting our freedoms, and the time and commitment that people have spent protecting our freedoms. I want my children to understand that our country is not free just because, it is free because of the hard … [Read more...]

40 Wondrous Bread Recipes You Will Crave

Today I am going to share with you some amazingly delicious bread recipes that have been shared over time on the Inspire Me Monday linky party. This list includes gluten free, paleo friendly, flour and egg free recipes and many other great recipe ideas for everyone no matter what type of diet you are on!! We make bread every month and put it in the freezer to use for breakfasts or a healthy snack idea. Many of the recipes on this list would be great for that, but some would be best eaten … [Read more...]

50 Delightful, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I really feel strongly about my kids eating healthy breakfast ideas in the morning. I have multiple kids that work about 30 hours a week plus 4 of them work out in the gym multiple days a week. To keep up their strength and keep them from getting sick, healthy breakfast ideas are a MUST!! Since I don't often have time to make breakfast for them I love finding breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time even better when they can be put into the freezer and pulled out the night before. This … [Read more...]

50 Stunning Cupcakes Recipes To Fulfill your Cravings

I have been on a mission to find the perfect cupcake for my daughters upcoming graduation party. Since there has been so many great cupcake recipe ideas shared on Inspire Me Monday over the years, I thought why not make a round up post of all of them and let her pick from that list. While I was at it put it into a blog post for anyone else looking for the perfect cupcake recipe. We try to make all of our cupcakes from scratch instead of using boxed mixes, so most of these recipes will be from … [Read more...]

40 Sensational and Warm Crock Pot Soup Recipes

In our house we eat a ton of soup recipes, especially during the fall and winter months. They are a great and inexpensive way to feed our big family. Most soup nights our huge crock pot is empty by the time that dinner is done now a days. Let me tell you having teenage boys who workout at the gym regularly, boy can they sure eat A LOT! Not only is it economical to make soup recipes, but cooking in the crock pot is something we do most nights during the month since we have a busy schedule in … [Read more...]

Chapul High Protein Energy Bars and Flour Giveaway

Happy Earth Day!! Today I have a great product to introduce to you that is made using sustainable materials and the proceeds help to conserve water in the Colorado River. It is a perfect product to share with you on this Earth Day. My first experience with Chapul was on Shark Tank. Honestly I kind of thought it sounded disgusting to eat energy bars that were made with cricket flour. On that episode of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban signed a deal with the company, because he believed in their … [Read more...]

25 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Breakfast and Dessert Recipes

Today I'm sharing easy and delicious crock pot breakfast and dessert recipes. I haven't used my crock for desserts before, but it would be so much easier to just dump the ingredients into the crock pot and have a delicious dessert ready at dinner time. I am not a morning person, so I have taught the kids to make their own breakfast and unless it is something that can very easily be made, or it can be put together the night before that is what they do for breakfast each morning. This makes … [Read more...]

75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the "witching hour", after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipes and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with … [Read more...]