Month: November 2018

Posted in 2018 Christmas Cookies Christmas Just Being Family Quail

Christmas Cookies – Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – These are a simple and easy dessert to take to a Christmas party. We normally make these and get them in the fridge and make cookies in the oven while these are chilling.   Ingredients   2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) 3/4 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 3 3/4 cup powdered…

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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate topped Toffee

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Chocolate topped Toffee Another tasty treat in our house, Although we do not make it terribly often as it is very rich. It is a GREAT gift wrapped up in a bag with a bow for a last minute gift for someone this Christmas. INGREDIENTS 1-1/4 Cups  (2-1/2 sticks) butter 1-1/4…

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Christmas Cookies & Desserts – Missouri (No Bake) Cookies

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Missouri Cookies (No Bake) This is my favorite childhood cookie. My grandmother always made these and even would make and bring during visits into my adulthood. This is the recipe that she gave me on my wedding day.  Ingredients:  2 Cups Sugar 3T Cocoa Powder 1 Stick of Butter 1t…

Posted in Discovering Education discovering education. homeschooling Uncategorized

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon We love to take field trips and learn about new (and old) places. This week on Discovering Education, we took a trip up to the Grand Canyon.   

Posted in Homestead homesteading Just Being Family Life in Farming Pigs

Meet me on the homestead – Kunekune pigs

Our baby “War Pigs” have grown up and that includes Haka, the littlest runt from the litter of December 2017.  If you were at the Heights Church for the Christmas Eve services in 2017, you were able to see a litter of 3 day old baby kunekunes. (I added a few photos below) So here is a picture of Haka,…

Posted in In my kitchen Just Being Family Kids

Turkey Leftovers – Thanksgiving Eggrolls

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J egg rolls are fun and different. The best part is…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted in Breads & Desserts cookies In my kitchen

Decorating Sugar Cookies

So many of my     homeschooling moms amaze me with all of their talents, one of them being my friend JenB. She has been professionally decorating cookies for a while and I CAN SAY WOWWIE! I love looking at her work. They are mini-pieces of art on a glorious little morsel of cookie. Some of them are almost too beautiful…

Posted in Discovering Education discovering education. Freeze Drying Freeze-Dried In my kitchen prepping recipes

Using Freeze-Dried Chicken

I love having my freeze dryer. My favorite item that I love to freeze dry is not Ice cream (Although “Astronaut Ice Cream is Delicious – Remember Astronaut Ice Cream from the 1980’s?? check out this link if you have a minute: https://amzn.to/2OU33ai Yes, I literally make this now with my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer and my kids love freeze-dried ice cream)….

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Discovering Education – Geocaching

Getting your homeschooled kids up and active can sometimes be a  daunting task. We discovered geocaching almost 10 years ago and are still having fun. Now that the kids are bigger (and some are driving), they like to go out and some of them have created their own geocaching profiles too. Geocaching is basically a GPS “treasure-hunt”. You are looking for…

Posted in Chickens Homestead homesteading prepping Quail Quail

Raising mealworms for animal feed

The Benefits Of Raising Mealworms  Mealworms are an ultimate healthy snack for chickens, ducks, geese, and quail. They are jam packed with protein and something that your critters absolutely love. We raise our mealworms to feed to our hatching babies in the house. We raise (Grand Champion) Quail. The babies go CRAZY over the mealworms that we put in their feeders….

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Elderberry Syrup for those winter colds

My children know that when they are starting to feel yucky, they can just go into the fridge and get out the elderberry syrup. And all they need to do is to take a spoonful. We have been making this for years.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried elderberries (There are many places to get these… The best price that I have…