A Prayer to Bless Others

I received this image in my email recently and thought it was a great way to pray for our loved ones and friends! I printed a copy out to keep with my devotional materials. Often I don’t know how to pray, even for my children. I think this will help when I’m in doubt.


Living on a Dime – How one family does it.

13 ebooks for $13.00

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration and feel ready to face the New Year with optimism and purpose. I , personally, have struggled to face the last few New Years since my husband and father-in-laws deaths.

But, the constant media […]

Oregon Odyssey and Adventures

After much prayer, fear and trepidation we are safely enjoying our first family Christmas away from “home” in over twenty-five years. If you like traditions, you know this has been a challenge.

Mary and I made the first half of our Colorado to Klamath Falls, OR trip with few incidents and cooperative weather on Tuesday. […]

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Our family enjoys the same Christmas breakfast each year, Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, Turkey sausage (recipe below) and Holiday Scramble after the “stockings are opened”. This is so easy I don’t do day-before-preparations.

This year we will have Christmas breakfast at my daughter’s so I’ll let you know what we decide to have. My guess is […]

Savory Treats and Appetizers

Take a class and learn to compliment holiday sweets with savory appetizers and classic winter dishes – spiced nuts, yogurt cheese spread, braised winter herbs and plenty of nourishing dips. Register Here.

VIDEO: How to make radish roses, carrot curls and other vegetable crudites VIDEO: How to make chicken liver pate VIDEO: How to roast […]

Don’t Throw Out Those Turkey Bones

Several years ago, I was told by an older wiser mom, that the secret to her soup is in making homemade broth. Years later, I learned that the chicken base/bouillon cubes I was buying were actually loaded with MSG, and not only unhealthy but a poor facsimile to the real broth in health and taste.


Free Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes Download

Traditional Thanksgiving Menu from The Urban Homemaker

Turkey, Homemade Gravy*, Herbed Stuffing*,

Mashed Potatoes, Aunt Helen’s Sweet Potatoes*, Green Beans Amandine,

Cranberry Relish Jello Salad*

Pumpkin Bread*, Fantastic Whole Wheat Rolls*,

Apple Pie*, Pecan Pie*, and […]

Holiday Sweets and Treats!

Love Christmas cookies and chocolate fudge? Learn the healthy way of making these favorite holiday sweets with whole grains, good-for-you fats like butter and coconut oil and natural sweeteners. This class will be December 6. Register Here.

Class Includes:

VIDEO: How to soak flour and make buttermilk gingerbread

VIDEO: How to maple sugar walnuts


Loss Leader Menu

This week chuck roast is on sale at my local grocery store. I will buy at least a five pound roast because there are so many ways to use the leftovers. *Leftover ideas are posted below.

Here is the menu I’m going to use to take advantage of the savings. I already have a whole […]

The Power of Motherhood

I love this quote to encourage weary mothers to keep on keeping on.

“If only mothers might see how powerful for good or evil is their influence; how the affections and the mental powers may be molded by prayer and maternal love, and how the groundwork for the future of the child may be laid […]

Battling the Grocery Gremlin

By Laura Moll Coble (Laura is also author of Value Meals for Busy Moms)

I don’t know about you, but my most frustrating shopping experiences happen at the grocery store! It never seems to fail that when I think I have about $50 worth of groceries in my basket, they add up to $100. […]

Pumpkin is loaded with Nutrition

Pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body with many essential health benefits. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), B vitamins such as Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and important minerals such as Iron, […]

Dehydrating – Food Preserving the Easy Way

Why Dehydrate?We’re hooked on dehydrating! Most foods can easily and successfully be dried with very little preparation time. What’s more, they are even easier to use!

With all the surplus apples at a good price, Stephen and I are going to get busy dehydrating later this week before he leaves for his officer training. He […]

Holiday Planning -List Week-Oct 3-8

I believe the best way to avoid holiday stress is by starting your planning now. It doesn’t need to be complicated, either. This is the first week devoted to putting your thoughts and details down on the various forms provided or make your own. Details follow.

Week #1: Items to Do (excerpted […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Junior High Students toured a local Organic Farm this week and treated to a bountiful harvest of healthy, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks. Everything was locally produced.

The healthy snack assortments of colorful produce inspired me to share a few simple ideas and recipes you can serve to your children. Prepare an assortment of […]