new breakfast to go giveaway main image 2016

I am so excited to be taking part in this giveaway! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and what better giveaway than a breakfast to go giveaway! This month’s giveaway is sponsored by Katherines Corner, Katherines Corner Shop and Marilyns Treats. The cash prize is provided by Katherines Corner and some of her bloggy friends ( listed below). One winner will receive a Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker, the Cookbook, “150 best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes” by Jennifer Williams ( this prize is valued at $65) AND $100 via PayPal or Amazon gift code ( winners choice)! Hamilton Beach, Jennifer Williams, PayPal and Amazon are not sponsoring nor do they have any connection to this giveaway Your Hostesses for the Breakfast to Go giveaway are Katherine from Katherines Corner Marilyn from Marilyns Treats Roz from La Bella Vita Cucina Lisa from Blogghetti Christine from I Dig Pinterest Debbie from Heartbeats and Soul Stains Diane from Mamal Diane Keeping Life Simple Nancy from Nancy On The Home Front To enter please log into the entry form using your email address or facebook Please remember to follow your sponsors and all of the hostess go you can get all of your Read More […]

Spinach Quesadillas

Are you looking for a quick lunch or dinner option that is also delicious? These Spinach Quesadillas might just do the trick! They are delicious, nutritious and quick and easy to make. Perfect for a last minute meal idea. Every once in awhile you need a quick and nutritious meal that you can make using ingredients you probably already have on hand. I don’t know about you but I usually have tortillas and spinach in my fridge. Combined with some cheese and ricotta and you’re got a meal in the making! Quesadillas are one of those meals that just about everyone enjoys. Spinach Quesadillas 4 cups fresh baby spinach 4 scallions, chopped 1 small tomato, chopped 2 Tbsp Lemon juice 1 tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp garlic powder 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese ¼ cup reduced fat ricotta cheese 6 flour tortillas (6 inches) ¼ cup light sour cream In a large nonstick skillet, cook the spinach, scallions, tomato, lemon juice, cumin and garlic powder over medium heat until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat and stir in the Monterey Jack and ricotta cheese. In just minutes you have made a delicious filling. Divide the spinach cheese Read More […]

Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop #66 Home agin, home again. After spending two weeks with my daughter and our newest granddaughter I am back home. The garden produced well while I was away and I now have to preserve the harvest! I enjoy being home but I sure do miss my granddaughter! Please join us this week for Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop! Thank you for sharing your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts with us each week! It’s so much fun to read your hints, tips, and happenings! Have fun exploring all the great ideas everyone has shared with us! Here are the co-hosts of Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop. Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Sandra at Clearwater Farm Facebook Pinterest Instagram Google+ Nancy at On The Home Front Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Google+ Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead Facebook Pinterest BlogLovin   LeeAnn & Alex at One Ash Homestead Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram (Remember – If you would like to be featured, be sure to link back to the hop otherwise you will not be featured!) Most Clicked On Post From Last Week: Simplest Ever Sewing Projects Which Can Be Down In a Day!   My Most Favorite Post From Read More […]

Zucchini Relish

Yes, our house is on the market and yes I still have a producing vegetable garden! After all I have no idea how long it will take to sell our home and I still believe in having a well-stocked pantry. Plus, I don’t want any of the harvest to go to waste! So how do I preserve our harvest? Here are a few ways. Garlic: I just pulled our garlic and it is currently drying for a few days before I make garlic braids. I grow just enough to get us through until next summer! Zucchini – There are many ways to use up zucchini. Two favorite ways are; Zucchini Cake Zucchini Relish Tomatoes – I have already been enjoying the gold cherry tomatoes, which haven’t made it up to the house yet! When we have too many to eat I often will dehydrate the cherry tomatoes. I also make a terrific Tomato Basil Sauce and an amazing Salsa. Another favorite is my Oven Roasted Pizza Sauce, nothing tastes better on one of my husbands amazing pizzas!Herbs: I often dry herbs and as a result I have an abundance of dried herbs in my pantry!Herbs can also be frozen and used during Read More […]

Castile Soap

I mentioned several weeks ago that one of my favorite cleaning products was Castile soap. Two items you’ll always find in my cupboard are Castile soap and vinegar! Both are great cleaning products. There are just simply so many ways to use Castile soap in your household cleaning. Trusty Castile soap and distilled vinegar are all you need to clean and soften your linens. Just use ¼ cup of soap per load and ½ cup of vinegar with the rinse cycle. Make an herbal dishwashing blend. Essential oils in this blend have antibacterial, as well as aroma-therapeutic qualities. Plus it just smells so good! Liquid Castile soap 10 drops lavender essential oil 8 drops rosemary essential oil 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil Fill a clean 22 oz plastic squirt bottle with Castile soap. Add the essential oils. Shake the bottle before each use. Add 1-2 Tbsp of the liquid to the dishwater and wash as usual. Do note: this blend is not suitable for use in dishwashers.   Pine Fresh Floor Cleaner Do you use a microfiber mop? If so try this natural formula for cleaning your floors. It works just as well as commercial pine solvent cleaners, but leaves a light Read More […]

thank you cards

Our children may be grown with their own children now but I remember the days of “I need it!”, “All the kids have one!” and “Why not?” sound familiar? Remember dating with the “gimmies”? Every parent knows that when a child wants something, he’ll morph into a master negotiator. Your debating skills may be bolstered by a superior grasp of logic, but your child has unlimited time, energy and determination on his side. The answer may seem simple (just say no), but the reality is more complex. If your kids have grown up in a culture of plenty, the shift to thrift may be a shock; expect to wage an ongoing battle for some time. The good news is that if you model good old-fashioned virtues (waste not, want not), you can make an impression on your children – no matter what their age. Virtue may not win arguments, so keep the following tips in mind: Emphasize how hard you work to earn your money and let your child know you must make decisions on how to spend it. The amount of money you have is limited and even grown ups can’t get everything they want. Make a wish list Read More […]

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