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“You’re the Star” Blog Hop – January 27, 2020

I am so thrilled to now be one of the hosts on the “You’re the Star” Blog Hop. Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: This week, I wanted to share with you our post on Cooking from the Past – Walnut Chicken Salad. We have a year-long journey of cooking out of…

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Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

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2020 Bible Study – Week 4

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 4  Genesis 41-42; Mark 16  Gen 43-44; Psalm 24; Galatians 1  Gen 45-46; Psalm 108; Gal 2 …

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Dryer Sheets

Have you read what is in the dryer sheets that we use on our clothes? I have! And I HATE those chemicals touching my body!!! Dryer sheets are VERY easy to make… and only costs pennies with things that I already have on hand!!! Ingredients:  1 cup white vinegar (if you have a larger jar, you can incread the vinegar…

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Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbook – Love Bug Stamped

Welcome to our Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbooking! I took several years off of creating! I’m BACK! These are 100% free and we will have a new freebie every Wednesday! Make sure that you visit our digital scrapbook store online at https://krisandlarry.com/shop Download here

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2020 Bible Study – Week 3

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 3  Genesis 28-29; Mark 11  Gen 30-31; Psalm 11; Mark 12  Gen 32-34; Psalm 145; Mark 13 …

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Using Freeze-Dried Foods – Orange Jigglers

I am often asked how I use the freeze-dried foods that we create. So in our freeze-drying journey, I am documenting everything that I create. I love buying in bulk and storing it for later! The best part about freeze-dried foods is that you can create virtually anything that you can create with fresh (Only exception that I have found…

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Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbook – 2020 Month Stickers

Welcome to our Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbooking! I took several years off of creating! I’m BACK! Enjoy these free stickers. They include every month of 2020. You can use them either alone or with a layered bottom which is also included. These are 100% free and we will have a new freebie every Wednesday! Make sure that you visit…

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Freeze Dried – Citrus

Wait? You can freeze-dry citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges? Yes, you sure can! Now, what would you use them for? You can use them in slices or ground up. You can rehydrate or use the powders. Berlyn and I created a video for you below. Check it out! You can also visit our youtube channel at www.DiscoveringEducation.us I…

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Roasting Chestnuts

I love the taste of chestnuts, but since they are not common where I live, they are hard to come across. We were lucky enough to find some fresh ones at one of our local grocery stores at the end of December. So here we are. Roasting them on top of our woodstove. Most of my children do not like…

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2020 Bible Study – Week 2

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 2  Genesis 16-18; Mark 6  Gen 19-20; Psalm 1; Mark 7  Gen 21-23; Psalm 107; Mark 8 …

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Low Carb Muffins

For most holidays on our homestead, we walk to Nana and Poppie’s house across the acreage for breakfast. Nana is classic for having pastries or other food from the “dark side”. LOL Now that I am watching everything that I eat to get down these 100 pounds(60 pounds gone so far), everything with carbs is from the dark side! Trystan…

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Starting our seedlings

I look outside this morning and see snow on the ground. Yet, it is time to plant my tomatoes and peppers inside. Are you ready to start thinking about your garden yet? Every year we start our seedlings early. We could purchase plants in the spring as well, which we do if we don’t have seedling success. Although we have…

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Throwback Thursday – January 9 – Cooking from the 1800s – English Walnut Chicken Salad

Join us on our journey of creating 1800 and early 1900 recipes in a modern farmhouse kitchen. And learn to cook out of a cookbook from when my Great Great Grandmother was providing for her family. As we create, know that most recipes do not list out all of the ingredients and at the time, there were no temperature gauges…

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Revisiting – Oatmeal Bath Bags from 7/22/2014

I love coming across old posts. This is a recipe for Oatmeal bath bags that our family still uses. So join us for a blog post from 5 years ago and reminisce whe my El was about 10 years old and creating her own youtube videos. Are you ready for this super FUN and EASY gift for someone? The kids…

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Freeze Dried – Chili, Spinach and Bananas

I was curious about how chili freeze-dried and reconstituted. Yes, I know that most chili is already canned and shelf-stable… But our personal homemade chili isn’t and I don’t can it. So we could make a batch and have for either food storage or for lunches for Griffen, Larry, Shelby or Michael and not have to worry about refrigeration. So,…

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Tuscan Chicken in the Crockpot – Low Carb / Keto

My kids not only asked for seconds, but some even helped themselves to thirds. You can double or triple the recipe (make sure that you have a large enough crockpot! Watch that your sauce isn’t too thin if you double. This recipe tastes great as a stand-alone, but you can also serve over rice, noodles, zucchini noodles or even cauliflower…

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2020 Bible Study – Week 1

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 1  Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19; Mark 1  Gen 3-5; Mark 2  Gen 6-8; Psalm 104; Mark 3 …

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Gordon Ramsay’s Beer Bread

This has to be one of my favorite recipes for beer bread and I love using the mini loaf pans for this. I do double this recipe for my crew. We recently made this recipe to go along with our cooking from the past recipe of Hot Collops.

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Back to the basics – Hand Crank Kitchen tools.

Making life simpler We have added all of the items that we listed below on our Amazon Shopping cart as well. https://www.amazon.com/shop/krismazy Kitchen tips and tricks Can you imagine living in a world with no or limited power? I can see a future with no power or a limited time/amount of power that each family can use. What are some of…

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Throwback Thursday – January 2 – Cooking from the 1800s – Hot Collops (Scotch Recipe)

Join us on our journey of creating 1800 and early 1900 recipes in a modern farmhouse kitchen. And learn to cook out of a cookbook from when my Great Great Grandmother was providing for her family. As we create, know that most recipes do not list out all of the ingredients and at the time, there were no temperature gauges…

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