Idea for Displaying Kid’s Art

Have you ever wondered what to do with all those beautiful pictures your children color for you? You don’t want to offend them by not displaying their artwork, but if you’re like me you don’t like a cluttered fridge. Well, here’s my solution to this problem.

Find an empty wall space (I chose a stairway) and hang a picture wire across. Use clothespins or clips to hang up those treasured pictures. Rotate art as […]

Magic Art for Kids

Here’s a fun art project for preschoolers. We did this for children’s church and the kids loved watching the colors swirl around. Today, Clara and Nicholas had fun creating unique art using this technique. For more art project ideas check out the Art Tuesday series!

Here’s what you’ll need: paper room temperature milk food coloring (two colors) watercolors dish detergent paintbrush cup of water paper towels spoon

1. Place a piece of paper on top […]

Quick Tip #5 – Bread Crumbs

Ever wonder what to do with those bread heels no one wants to eat? How about using them to make bread crumbs. Bread crumbs are great for meatloaf or meatballs.

I toast the bread in the toaster until it’s super dark and dried out. Then I tear the bread in half and rub two pieces against each other over a bowl. You can use the crumbs right away or store them for later use.

Kathy […]

Homemade Pizza

On Sundays our family likes to have a pizza and movie night.

I’ve been using this pizza dough recipe for the last several months and have been very happy with the results. I double the recipe and spread the dough on to a 12″ x 17″ baking sheet.

Use about a half of a jar of spaghetti sauce to spread over the dough, then top it with your favorite toppings. We like pepperoni, […]

Freezer Cooking – Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a wonderful thing to make ahead and freeze. Today I am making 2 loaves. My meatloaf is always a concotion of things I have on hand. Here’s what I did today.

Meatloaf Ingredients 3 lbs. ground beef 2 eggs ½ onion, chopped 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 tsp. oregano ½ tsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce ¼ ketchup ¼ breadcrumbs

1. Combine all ingredients and form two loaves and place on baking […]

Spoon Collection – Travel Momentos

I love to travel and visit new places. I’m sure, growing up in Germany has something to do with that. In Europe, going to another country was just like driving to another state here in the US. As a child, I remember many vacations in Austria, Switzerland and France.

When John and I got married, we went to Cape Ann in Massachusets. We didn’t have much money, but I was able to pick up a […]

Drugstore Experiment – Week 4

I didn’t get out to shop early in the week like I usually do, but I was still able to pick up the things on my list at Walgreens. The sales at CVS were uninspiring this week, so I didn’t go.


My envelope still contains $11.15 and $8.79 ECB, a total of $19.94.


My envelope still contains $1.75 and $7 Walgreens Bucks (WB), a total of $8.75.

First transaction:

2 pkg. […]

Fancy German Fruit Cake

Fancy German Fruit Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes to take to church gatherings, family parties, etc. It looks fancy, tastes delicious and is super easy to make.

You start out by baking the cake base (Biskuitboden). This cake base can be topped in many different ways. Today, I’ll show you how to use fruit.

Ingredients for “Biskuitboden” 1 ½ sticks of butter, softened ¾ c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs 1 ¼ c. flour 1 […]

Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter

I still have a lot of apples to use up. Today, I’ll use them to make this apple butter recipe from my sister’s mother-in-law, Bev. The apple butter can be canned or frozen. I will be canning it.

Ingredients 16 cups of applesauce 8 cups of sugar 4 Tbsp. of cinnamon 1 Tbsp. of nutmeg 1 tsp. of cloves (ground)


1. Mix all ingredients together in a large cooking pot (or roaster).


2. […]

Easy Fudge

I hope you enjoy the following video my daughter made of me making this super easy fudge recipe. I found it on the back of a marshmallow creme container.

This recipe makes A LOT of fudge. Here’s a fun way to package some of it in home-made origami boxes to give as gifts to family and friends, neighbors or teachers.

Ingredients 3 c. sugar 2/3 c. evaporated milk 1 ½ sticks of butter 1 pkg. […]