Simple Strategies for Saving Time in the Kitchen!

Tips for Saving Time in the Kitchen

By Kelly of The Nourishing Home, Contributing Writer The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes some wonderful opportunities to fellowship with family and friends, as well as some challenges in the form of even busier schedules. Throughout the year (and especially when our schedules get over busy), one of my favorite time-saving techniques is to “Cook Once, Eat Twice or More!” This basic meal planning strategy really helps you save time and work more efficiently in the kitchen, which is […]

The Well-Planned Breakfast

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Breakfast time is often rushed and chaotic in many households today. What used to be a nourishing meal to start the day off right has now become a fast-paced meal on the run. How did we get to this point and how can we go back to tradition? How Mr. Kellogg Ruined Breakfast and How We Can Redeem It The year was 1898. Will Keith Kellogg and brother Dr. Harvey Kellogg were searching for a wholesome option for Dr. Harvey’s […]

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012, Part 2

Find the first 6 steps in yesterday’s post… Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer 7. Have a Quiet Time with Gratitude and Prayer We are wives, we are mothers, we are always serving others and sometimes we forget to serve or spend time with the Lord. Having a quiet time helps us to understand the grace He has given us so we can extend that grace to others including our little ones. We’re also able to pour our concerns on Him and we begin to have a healthier positive mindset […]

My New eBook- Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan

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Announcing my newest eBook… Plan It, Don’t Panic: How to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan! What if you could learn to meal plan in a way that helped you to eat better, while saving you money, time and stress? After the huge success of the Plan It, Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge that I ran on my blog this past fall, I realized that there was a definite desire for women to learn how to meal plan more effectively and to start doing […]

Give Yourself a New Year’s Planning Retreat

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Christmas may still be two days away, but it’s already time to be thinking about the new year. And I don’t mean New Year’s Eve celebrations (although I hope you have some fun ones planned!). I’m talking about making a concerted effort to plan and make goals for 2012. I have found that when I make the time to sit down and spend a few hours on New Year’s Day (or very close to it) to plan out goals for […]

Plan It- Don’t Panic: Last Week of the Meal Planning Challenge

We’re on week 6 of the meal planning challenge (well, 7 for some of us). So many of you have participated so faithfully and consistently, and I have loved doing this alongside of you! It has challenged and spurred me on to get back on track with my planning. This may be the last week of the challenge, but I truly hope and pray that it has become a habitual effort. That’s the whole point. As we keep doing this, week after week, and reap […]

Four Steps to a More Peaceful Home

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A peaceful home is something many of us long for. A place where relationships are healthy and spirits are happy, where we can rest our weary bones and just be ourselves. There’s no denying that creating a peaceful home takes work. The road to peace is not smooth or easy, but it’s worthy! I have found the following four steps to lay the foundation for a calm and peaceful home: Create a flexible routine (with plenty of margin) When followed consistently, a routine brings peace […]

Planning What to Preserve

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Are you new to preserving food – or maybe just curious about it?  Maybe you’d like to give it a shot, but don’t really know where to start. I was in your shoes last year!  It was my very first year preserving food for my family.  I had no idea what we would realistically eat in a year, given availability, and definitely didn’t plan it as well as I could have!  Many things ran out with months yet before the […]