DIY Fall Cake Stand

Do-It-Yourself projects are not my thing. I like the idea of being crafty, but let’s face it, I don’t do crafty well. For me to attempt and complete a project it has to be super easy, just a few pieces involved, and cheap to make. Creating a cake stand from a plate and candlestick fits the bill. Of course, all you DIY divas are thinking ‘that’s so last year’. You’re probably right, this project can be found on any number {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

7 Minute Icing to the Rescue

For his sixth birthday party last weekend my youngest requested chocolate cupcakes with white icing. My mother was the baker and happily obliged. That is until we had a mini-crisis–she could not find her special buttercream icing recipe. Only an hour from party time, Mother pulled out an icing recipe from days gone by…7 Minute Icing. It’s in most country cookbooks for a reason–it’s simple, fast, and yummy! 7 Minute Icing Wilma Kitchens 2 egg whites, 1 and 1/2 cups {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Jiffy Peach Cobbler

Jiffy pie crust mix helps make this quick and easy dessert.  I got this recipe from my mother-in-law several years ago, she uses vanilla instead of the almond extract. 2 (29 oz) cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 boxes Jiffy brand pie crust mix ½ cup melted butter Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Mix peaches (do not drain), sugar and extract and pour {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.

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Quick and easy, these scalloped potatoes are a marvelous side dish. My personal favorite is pairing the potatoes with either grilled beef or chicken. Since there is no milk or cream, butter bastes the potatoes as they cook for a yummy flavor. 9 x 13 baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray 1 Idaho potato per person 1/2 stick butter or maragine Real Black Pepper bacon bits (or make your own) Sea salt and pepper to taste Optional: chives, chopped {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

* Affiliate links included. I recently purchased a new cookbook, and I am loving it!  Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day lives up to its title.  The bread is crusty on the outside and succulent on the inside, and it truly takes only 5 minutes to make! Co-authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have perfected a technique for making high-quality fresh bread which requires no kneading, yeast proofing or bread machines.  Their book begins with a couple of chapters {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Emily’s Pancakes

My grandma and mom have used this recipe and now I use it in my home. Heat griddle to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, add together 2 cups of Bisquick, 2 eggs, and 1 cup of milk. I use a whisk to mix, eliminating any lumps from the batter. Pour batter on the griddle in circles about the size of the palm of your hand. Let cook on one side for two to three minutes. Flip the pancake over, {Read More}

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Orange-Cucumber Salad

While I’m certainly no Julie of Julia and Julie movie fame, I do enjoy cooking my way through a fun cookbook. My latest venture is Weight Watchers From Pantry to Plate picked up for $1.50 in excellent condition at Goodwill a month ago.  Not one to leave well enough alone, I adapted the Cucumber-Orange Salad to give it a bit more crunch. Orange Cucumber Salad 1 large orange, juiced 1/2 lemon or lime, juiced 1 garlic clove, minced (if you {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Dressed-Up Baked Beans

Spring grilling season is underway and one of my favorite side dishes is dressed-up canned baked beans. There isn’t a recipe per say–just a few tips and ideas for you to create your own bean masterpiece. Pour the canned beans into a baking dish. No need for a bowl, just mix it in the dish. To the beans, add three to four squirts of yellow mustard and double that amount in BBQ sauce. As for the BBQ sauce, use whatever {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Freezer Cookbook Reviews

Once-A-Month Cooking: A Proven System for Spending Less Time in the Kitchen & Enjoying Delicious, Homemade Once-a-Month Cooking by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg. A time-saving, budget-stretching cookbook to prepare delicious meals. This is the book I started with years ago. Shopping lists are included. Two-week cooking plans as well as full 30-day menus. Light cooking two-week menu plan included too. Frozen Assets Lite & Easy by Deborah Taylor-Hough. Cook for a day, eat for a month. Shopping lists included. {Read More}

About Lori Lauth

Writer Lori Lauth is a stay-at-home mother of three children. She has been married 17 years. Before motherhood, Lori was a successful career woman. She mentors, teaches, and encourages ladies in her community.

30-Day Freezer Cooking Podcast Series

30-Day Freezer Cooking: Getting Started–Episode 1 Looking for a way to save time and money? Join Lori Lauth as she explains 30-day freezer cooking. Lori discusses the three basic methods of 30-day cooking, her favorite resource cookbooks, benefits, and costs involved. This is podcast 1 in MMCW’s series on 30-day cooking. To access, click SELECT A PAST EPISODE. A drop-down menu will appear. Choose Episode 1: Getting Starting by clicking. 30-Day Freezer Cooking: Shopping & Chopping–Episode 2 Lori Lauth continues {Read More}

About Lori Lauth

Writer Lori Lauth is a stay-at-home mother of three children. She has been married 17 years. Before motherhood, Lori was a successful career woman. She mentors, teaches, and encourages ladies in her community.