Nourishing Soups for Cold and Flu Season

Nourishing Soups for Cold and Flu Season-Keeper of the Home

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Fall finally arrived in North Carolina this week, and instead of short sleeved shirts and flip flops, we’re finally donning the comfortable hoodies and fur-lined slippers. And now it’s time to break out the soup recipes. I’m the type that could eat soup all year round, but my husband is a different story. So we make a compromise and eat soup about once per week from about October through March. We’ve been talking about a lot of home remedies this […]

5 Real Foods to Help You Prevent a Cold or Flu and My Puchero Andaluz Recipe

5 Real Foods to Help Your Prevent the Cold and Flu Plus A Puchero Andaluz Recipe | keeperofthehome.org

By Diana, Contributing Writer One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years, especially since having children, is that optimal nutrition and care for our body’s well being is the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu season. Unfortunately, as we all know, the last few months of every year can be stressful for many families, including mine.  Couple that with many more sugary treats than we’re used to and pretty soon we’re reaching for homeopathic remedies to heal us from within. I don’t […]

Fall Fun: Apple Picking & Apple Recipes Round-Up!

Apple Recipes Round-Up- keeperofthehome.org

Looking for some apple recipes? You don’t want to miss this post!  By Kelly, Contributing Writer Before our boys started school, we would travel to New Jersey every October to see my husband’s family and enjoy the amazingly gorgeous display of fall colors throughout the countryside. While there, one of our favorite traditions was to go apple-picking together. It’s such a treat to pick an apple right off the tree and eat it! Of course, we’d come back with barrels of apples and that’s when […]

My 3 All-Time Favorite Soups (Plus a Cheeseburger Soup Recipe!)

Cheeseburger Soup: SO easy yet SO yummy!

Check out the delicious cheeseburger soup recipe that Beth is sharing with us today! By Beth, Contributing Writer I think my absolute favorite thing about this glorious golden autumn season is the reintroduction of soups back to my menu. I love soups of all kinds. In my opinion soup probably the easiest thing to play around with for a cook that likes to tinker with recipes. They are so forgiving and versatile. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and they are difficult to mess up. […]

Serving Up the Autumn Harvest with an Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

By Contributing Writer, Michele of Frugal Granola Have you savored the seasonal joy of an autumn harvest as a family yet this year? Here in the Pacific Northwest, fruit trees abound. Festivals at orchards or plant nurseries frequently offer an opportunity for families to experience fresh-pressed cider, taste an assortment of apple or pear varieties, and sometimes even U-pick, along with boxes of fruit to take home! We have apple trees outside our home, and it is a simple blessing of autumn’s arrival. The whole […]

25 Oatmeal Recipes Perfect for Back-to-School Breakfasts

25 Oatmeal Recipes

By Andrea, Contributing Writer In the next few weeks, the kiddos will be heading back to school and it will be important to give them a healthy breakfast so they can focus on learning. Oatmeal is an inexpensive breakfast staple. I can often find organic oats on sale at the bulk bins for just $0.49/pound. That means I can afford to add some extras like dried fruits and nuts to help make it taste better and boost the nutrition. Besides being cheap, oatmeal is high […]

101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summer

101 meal ideas for late summer

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. Yup, the time of year when there’s still a month of summer left and yet we’ve already made all our favorite recipes to beat the heat. Yes, there is still nearly a month left of picnics, barbecues, road trips, trips to the swimming pool, and just plain it’s-too-hot-to-cook-tonight meals. (There are also all those afternoon tea parties and other summertime hospitality opportunities, too.) So, if you’re like me and looking for healthy summer meal […]

5 Unconventional Uses for Crock Pots

5 Unconventional Uses for Crock Pots

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer When I was a child, I thought the crock pot was for one meal alone: roast beef. Oh, I am sure my mother used it for other meals, but for some reason the common Sunday lunch of a slow-cooked roast beef with a side of slow-cooked carrots and potatoes made a huge impression. In fact, it wasn’t until I had been married for a total of four years that I even branched out and used my own crock pot for […]