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That is … Broccoli Cheese Soup made from frozen broccoli.  No, I don’t make my family eat frozen soup.  Of course, you could make this recipe using fresh broccoli, but that’s usually not practical for me.  I’m here at the end of the month, and I haven’t gone grocery shopping yet.  I love to have fresh veggies and fruit on hand, but it can get expensive up here in Alaska.  So the next best thing is frozen veggies or fruit....

On Mother’s Day, our church traditionally gives each Mother a small gift of appreciation.  Some gift from past years were floral ideas: a mum for Mom, single rose or carnation for Mom, etc. A favorite gift idea involves chocolate.  You can’t go wrong with chocolate!!  Last year we made paper purses and filled them with a variety of chocolate bars.  It was fun to look through our stash of buttons for the perfect one to glue on these purses. ...

I’m so pleased to introduce my readers to a new MostlySensible contributor, Ann Shrader.  She’s my mom!  There’s no one on earth who has a knack for putting together some really neat gift and hospitality ideas.  Ann Shrader has been a missionary kid, a Bible college professor’s wife, and a pastor’s wife, and a veteran of...

So I finished the quilt finally.  Well, actually I still need to embroider the corners, but who knows when I’ll get to that!  Here are some pictures of the final product.   On the bed. Still need to embroider those corners!  Click here for my other post which chronicled this 3 year project. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1...

Hosting a party in my home is always a joyous time.  Anytime our home is opened for a party or other get-together it’s nice to send folks home with a little something if I can.  Time and resources were in short supply for me, so I made some simple gifts.  It was just enough to let folks know that we love them and we were thinking of them.   The menu this year was a little simpler for me because we asked folks to bring a salad or a dessert.  They...

  Crockpot Barbecue Baked Beans 2014-12-14 07:32:55 Yields 1 Easy and filling side dish for grilling or barbecue meals. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Prep Time 15 min Ingredients 1 can ranch style beans or barbecue baked beans 2 cans black beans, drained 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained 1 can light red beans, drained 1 can...

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