New Book! A Natural Noel

I am excited to introduce my new book: A Natural Noel!

This book will accompany you on the days from Christmas to Epiphany (December 25th-January 5th), with wholesome, relaxed “boredom-busters” and heart inspiration. Packed full of creative activities, outdoor fun, and delicious recipes (with gluten-free options), this book will be a source

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Simple Fall Recipe: Millet & Cheese Casserole

Early on in my sleepy postpartum season, I found myself one evening trying to put together a dinnertime meal one-handed, as I tried to calm a fussy baby. I pulled a combination of things out of the freezer, tossed them together in a casserole dish, and popped it into the oven. (I had frozen some

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Simple Fall Recipe: Carrot-Apple Salad

One of our family’s favorite fall dishes is my Beloved’s Carrot-Apple Salad recipe, so I asked him if I could share it. Calvin graciously typed it up for me, so here it is! Yes, there is a bit of “non-measuring” involved; that’s how we typically cook in our home. But you can’t really “mess it

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Fall Favorites Soup

I’ve been sharing about some of our favorite aspects of the autumn season lately, so I thought I’d post my soup recipe. I look forward all year to making this, and I was finally able to make it for the first time this year about a week or so ago! Yum. Fall Favorites Soup1/2 cup

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Gingerbread Granola Bars

During this busy autumn season of traveling lately, I have enjoyed a snack of homemade granola bars! Gluten-free granola bars can be a challenge to make, so these were definitely a special treat.

A dear friend gave me a jar full of quinoa flakes when Enoch was born, and they have been delicious as a

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Weekly Menu Plan

After the birth of our son in August, my weekly menu planning has been pretty sporadic. Some weeks have been better than others, with a full plan jotted down on a piece of notebook paper, while other weeks have just been a couple days’ worth planned out in my head. My Beloved has been amazing

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Summer Treat: Watermelon Lime Cooler

We haven’t been buying juice for some months now, and have made greater use of our juicer (a cheap craigslist find last year) and our old blender. As the seasons have changed, the juice ingredients have varied. During the winter, the juices usually consisted of carrots and apples, along with the occasional orange.

Once summer

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Frugal Homemade Lemon Almond Ice "Cream"

Ah… a chilly bowl of homemade ice cream- the epitome of summer…

A few weeks ago, we had friends over for a spontaneous ice cream & board game night. They provided the homemade ice cream, and I supplied the toppings (homemade caramel and hot fudge sauces, jams, nuts, coconut, and home-canned peaches).

But what

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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes & Waffles

I am regularly asked for our family’s gluten-free pancake & waffle recipes, but I keep forgetting to post them for you! After enjoying both recipes during our relaxing beach trip weekend, I have finally remembered. These are delicious topped with some sorghum/maple syrup, some fresh/thawed summer berries and yogurt, or spread with nut butter!

This

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Cream & Chive Dip

Every afternoon after lunchtime, Gen hauls a stack of books to her bed for “naptime.” While she’s crashing around in there “napping” (playing with toys until she collapses with a pillow & blanket), I usually spend some time refocusing. I like to pull out a devotional and a snack (or occasionally hop in the shower!)

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