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How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading…

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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 out the seeds and fill the pumpkins with milk, spices, and honey Continue Reading…

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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 our Continue Reading…

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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 product. Since the show they have redesigned the packaging of their product Continue Reading…

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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 it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading…

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Crock Pot Chili Recipe

I have been slowly but surely sharing some of our favorite meals we make for our monthly cooking. At this season in our lives, we need to have dinner ready to go because there just isn’t time to sit in the kitchen much to make dinner. Today’s crock pot chili recipe is a perfect recipe for our family. We have made it for many years andeveryone likes it. Even my picky eaters  🙂 ! We make ours when we make our monthly freezer meals put it in the freezer in 2 ziplock gallon freezer bags, pull it out the night before, Continue Reading…

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How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freeze corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are pretty full right now. We Continue Reading…

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Crock Pot Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

One of the families all time favorite recipes is stuffed peppers, once upon a time we made it with rice which is very delicious. This was surprising to me since there are kids in the house that do not like tomatoes one bit, but they will eat stuffed peppers. We decided to try it with quinoa instead of rice once to see how we liked it, and found out that everyone loved it even more with the quinoa! So now we no longer make it with rice we only make it with quinoa. A couple things about this recipe. This Continue Reading…

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Homemade Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

When I first started cooking I would purchase can’s of Manwich and mix it with meat and we would have an easy recipe that the family loved! Once we started making most things ourselves I looked for a recipe that would be loved by everyone in our house just as much as the pre made that they had come to love. After many years of changing things around we have our own recipe for sloppy joe’s that everyone loves without the additives and chemicals. This is one of the recipes that we make for our monthly freezer cooking, I pull Continue Reading…

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Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup

There were quite a few family favorite recipes in our house that involved using cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup. Since we have started “clean eating” we refuse to use the canned soups at all, so I would just skip this in our recipes. This meant the recipes were much more dry then they once were, but we figured it was better then using something so full of preservatives. Well that was until I found out you can make your own condensed soups with clean ingredients! So this past month when we did our monthly freezer cooking meals Continue Reading…

Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This week I have been sharing some of our favorite bread and muffin recipes. These are the recipes that we use to put in our freezer for our monthly freezer cooking. They are eaten as snacks most of the time, but sometimes they will be eaten for breakfast as well. We grow zucchini in our garden every year and there is always such an abundance of it, so we are always on the look out for new zucchini recipes. We spread and slice up extra zucchini during the summer and freeze it to use through out the winter. We do Continue Reading…

Healthy Breakfast Strawberries and creme Muffins

Strawberries and Creme Breakfast Muffins

As I stated during my Pumpkin Bread recipe every month we make many different types of breads and muffins, usually these are eaten for snacks. These, however, we make and everyone eats them for healthy breakfast muffins idea. Since we do not eat cereal or other processed foods for breakfast, this is a recipe that is always loved in our house. We use all organic ingredients to make our muffins, so not only are they a healthy breakfast idea they are also a clean eating breakfast idea 😉 . During the year as fruit is available at our farmers market, Continue Reading…