Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Are you looking for some quick, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for your neighbors, Sunday School teachers, or guests during the holidays? Here is the first of two I will be sharing this week. Both are never-fail suggestions that will leave the recipients of the gifts delighted that you thought of them! This recipe came out of my hometown recipe book, The Pickens Cookbook. I can remember my mom making this recipe in bulk and giving it to all the {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

How to Can Homemade Salsa

Now that you’ve learned the simplicity of canning both sweet and dill pickles, let’s move on to salsa! Yes, you can learn how to can homemade salsa to enjoy all fall and winter long. Using picked-from-the-vine tomatoes along with other fresh ingredients your salsa will have spectacular flavor. If you did not grow any of the ingredients, visit a local farmer’s market. Page’s Homemade Salsa 8 quart jars 8 quarts of tomatoes (about 7 pounds of tomatoes) pickling salt 6 {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Makes Everything Better

Y’all, ranch dressing just makes everything better! As I try to fill my diet with more fresh veggies, this is something that will definitely help. And I can feel better about it because it’s homemade, not a bottled store-bought version with lots of preservatives and additives. You can make it even healthier by using low-fat mayo and sour cream or subbing Greek yogurt for the sour cream. What You Need: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¾ cup sour cream 1 tbsp. olive {Read More}

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Chicken Soup and Old-fashioned Faith

When I was growing up my mom made Chicken Soup for us when we were sick. Not chicken soup from the can, this was the real deal! Over the years I learned that she would make chicken soup from a whole raw chicken and boil it until there seemed to be nothing left of it. “That makes the best soup and heals the sickest kids!” she’d say. As  mom of my own I have also made chicken soup, but not {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Heather’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Cold and flu season is here again and  for some reason nothing seems to taste as good as homemade or at least semi-homemade chicken noodle soup.  This is the one I make when the sniffles start in our house, I got it from a friend when we lived in Hartselle, Alabama several years ago. Here’s a little secret, it’s so good  I sometimes make it even when we’re not sick. Chicken Noodle Soup 1 pound cooked chicken, shredded 8 cups {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.