No, You Don’t Have to Make Your Own Ketchup {Recipe: Homemade Cheeseburger Helper}

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Guest Post by Katie of Kitchen Stewardship I’ve done it once. Made my own ketchup, that is. It was early in my transition to real food, which was a bit more “zero-to-sixty” than normal for my generally mild-mannered nature that resists change like a toddler resists naptime. I was reading everything, buying everything I read about, making every recipe I came across, feeling like I had to do it all at once. Naturally, I ran into some burnout and some frustration. Homemade ketchup was one […]

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Pantry Staples

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade :: KeeperoftheHome.org

By Brandy, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we’re running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you might have and make the transition a whole lot easier! Across the globe exists two extremes of eating:  the fast food, junk and convenience food diet, and the all home-grown, whole foods diet.  Somewhere in the middle is probably where most […]

Cutting Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half — Or More!

How to Cut Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we’re running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you might have and make the transition a whole lot easier! Plan Ahead to Save Your Sanity Meal planning is key to success and efficiency in the kitchen. We all probably know this. But you have to be intentional about it, […]

How to Be Debt-Free in 2013

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Some of you clicked on this post out of sheer curiosity…you want to see what this kook has to say. After all, it’s not something you really believe. You don’t REALLY think it’s possible to live free from the bondage of debt. Some of you clicked on this post because your heart’s desire is to live debt free – but you’re not there…you want to know how to get there and you need encouragement. You need to hear from someone […]

Stephanie’s Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Recipe {plus 20 More Holiday Treat Recipes!}

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By Stephanie, Creator and Editor and Erin, Contributing Writer Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha I have long been a self-proclaimed coffee snob, and while I can easily walk away from candy, sodas, and most assorted desserts or sweets, fancy coffees just might be my downfall. I’m pretty sure that Starbucks created their Salted Caramel Mocha for the sheer purpose of tempting me beyond what I can handle. Since I try to keep my sugar intake low, and avoid refined sugar in particular, I had to figure […]

Healthy Homemade Granola Gifts-in-a-Jar!

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Guest Post by Kelly of The Nourishing Home Everyone loves wholesome homemade granola! Besides being a much healthier option than commercial breakfast cereals, homemade granola’s crunchy sweetness makes it the perfect topping for creamy treats like yogurt, oatmeal and ice cream. And one of my personal favorites is to use homemade granola to create incredibly delicious and healthy homemade granola bars. So whether it’s simply combined with some crispy nuts and dried fruits – or all layered up in a mason jar ready to be transformed […]

Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {with Free Printables!}

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By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is something about this time of the year that makes us love having a hot beverage treat to warm our hands and indulge our taste buds. I think Starbucks and McDonald’s may be the ones responsible for that craze, but who knows the amount of sugar and artificial ingredients that are in those! If you are really curious, take a look into this research! The favorites seem to be the gingerbread latte, eggnog latte, peppermint mocha and then the pumpkin spice latte. These […]

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Givers

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Givers

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn’t pinch pennies, we couldn’t survive — or at least not without racking up a serious amount of debt and financial trouble down the road. So we pinched pennies, did without, and prayed that we’d make it until the next paycheck came in. Times were lean, but God was always faithful. As our income increased, there was the temptation to also increase our […]