Month: November 2019

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Turkey Eggrolls using left-overs

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with the 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…

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Happy Thanksgiving

We would love to hear how you spent your Thanksgiving holiday. What did you cook? Who did you visit? Comment below! 🙂

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Cranberry Relish

I love changing up traditional holiday foods with updated versions. This dish does well added to your holiday plate. I make this a little more keto-friendly by using the Erythritol instead of sugar in this recipe. Cranberries are fairly low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. 1 cup of fresh berries only…

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Cheese Ball Bites

Every year for Thanksgiving, our family loves to try and find new foods to go along with our classic regulars like Turkey, stuffing, and spinach dip. Several weeks ago, we made these bite-sized cheese balls. They were such a hit with the kids that it has quickly become a regular…

Christmas Tags
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Christmas Tags – A Want, A Need, A Wear and A Read

Luke 1:49-50 – for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him,from generation to generation. We have started a tradition in our house… Christmas became so commercialized. And we fell into that habit years ago when Shelby and…

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Game review – Waterproof playing cards AND Uno Flip

So for those who do follow our blog and family know that we are gamers. We love all different types of games. Last month, Shelby, Michael, Larry and I (Kris) took a Carnival Cruise for Shelby’s 21st birthday out of Long Beach. Larry and I love to go on cruises…

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Firestarter – Toilet Paper Rolls and Dryer Lint

Learning different techniques to get that heat and/or cooking first started can be a matter of life and death. Today I am going to focus on one that we use all winter in our house. Being that we do heat our house with a wood stove (I have propane central…

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UpCycle Hangers to make a snowflake

I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and came across this photo that said “Winter is in full swing here in Wisconsin! ❄ Feeling crafty today. Made some snowflakes out of old hangers. Love how they turned out! ❤ ” The post was on Upcycled Funk on Facebook. It had a photo of…

Freeze Dried Orange Juice
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Freeze Dried Orange Juice

In the 2-1/2 years that we have had our freeze dryer, I have never tried to dry orange juice (or any other drinks for that matter) We ended up with a case of Tropicana Orange juice and using our new Modular Moulds from https://www.frozenright.com/products.html Check out this video of both…

Cauliflower Soup
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Instant Pot Faux Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup (Keto, Low Carb)

Since February of 2019, we have adjusted our eating habits a bit more. (Kids still eat bread and pasta.) However, I (Kris) have been eating Keto / Low Carb and so far am down about 60 pounds. I have 60 to go for my goal. I can do it! 🙂…

Thanksgiving giveaway
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Goat Milk Soap Thanksgiving Give-away!!

Are you ready for a contest this month? We are excited to share with you some of our favorite soaps that we make right here on our homestead. Visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/krisandlarry. To get entered to win, you need to “Like our facebook page”, “share the giveaway post”…

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Happy 12th Birthday Trystan

Happy Birthday to my “little man,” Trystan. This has been some journey for you! I am happy that you are in my family and that God chose us for you. I love you! ~Mama

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Thank you for your service!

IT is not often that you are told THANK YOU! So, THANK YOU from our family. Thank you for protecting us, for making us free and for risking your lives so that my family can live in this wonderful nation! We pray for our past, present and future veterans every…

Fall Family Traditions
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Making Fall Family Traditions

Creating and maintaining family traditions is extremely important to our family. I love doing things with my children… but even more, I love doing things with my children over and over to create a family tradition that they can say “Remember the time that…” Carve a Pumpkin and save the…

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The journey of a mourning family

It has been 2 years and 8 months (not to the day) that we said goodbye to our amazing little Freckle Face. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about him or are reminded of something funny that he did. He truly was a gift to everyone around…

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Being Prepared – List of things to help you have the essentials in your home.

In my journey of having a large family, I have researched and researched what I feel is a necessity of having in case of a natural disaster or another catastrophic event. (I include the thought of losing a job or being short on your luck this month in this category!)…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soups! I have always loved soups. Especially with a larger family… Want to make it bigger for more people, just add a few more things into the pot! We double and even triple this recipe – You will need a HUGE cooking pot to do this with. We…