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Honey Sweetened Mug Brownie

This post and recipe was updated on September 20th, 2022. My husband and I sat down for a movie night last week and before long my sweet tooth started nudging me. Ice cream or a yogurt parfait are my normal go-to's, but neither of those were available at the time. So I pulled out an... Continue Reading →

Homemade Chili Seasoning | Recipe

The Autumn season quickly approaches. Mornings are just brisk enough to call for the wearing of a sweater. I, as so many others do, love this cozy season. One of the better aspects of the cooler seasons, in my opinion, is the food. Warm and wholesome, there's just nothing like the dishes we customarily enjoy... Continue Reading →

Food That Tells a Story

There is a story behind all food products. Whether purchased from a local grocery store, farmers market, restaurant, or small farmer, it all comes with a story. The difference between food grown in my personal garden and food I pick up from the store is that I typically know the entire story of what comes... Continue Reading →

An Evening Amongst the Sunflowers

A few weeks ago I shared A Tour Through my Summer Garden, but my sunflowers had yet to bloom at the time. I photographed the budding heads, but it would still be some weeks before their opening. Now is the time! My garden is simply glowing from the radiant yellow heads popped here, there, and... Continue Reading →

Guarding the Good Deposit

"By the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you." 2 Timothy 1:14 Satan hates the calling that God has placed on my life: the call to serve Him and bring Him glory. This calling, for me, takes on a few specific forms: a homemaker, mama, and wife. He also... Continue Reading →

Why Seed Saving is So Beneficial

I've saved seeds from my garden in the past, but this year I'd like to really focus on this process even more. I hope, on day, to pass on seeds that I've carefully selected to future generations in my family. How neat would that be? I enjoy Starting Seeds Indoors during the later winter months... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Sourdough Brownie Recipe

I created a Sourdough Brownie recipe a few months ago and it really is such a great, healthier than your average brownie, dessert! I wanted to give the recipe a try in the cast iron skillet just out of curiosity. The process was just as easy as making homemade brownies in a regular baking pan!... Continue Reading →

Am I Blessed Like This? | Oswald Chambers

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "Blessed are..." Matthew 5:3-11 "When we first read the statements of Jesus, they seem wonderfully simple and... Continue Reading →

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