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Food Friday

Philly-Style Sloppy Joes

Posted December 12, 2014 by Denise

A 30 minute meal he would like on a regular basis, so you might want to add this one to your menu!

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Food Friday

Crock Pot Fried Rice

Posted November 21, 2014 by Denise

I came across this recipe one day, and I knew I had to give it a try.  Since it combines leftovers, the crock pot, and yummy Asian flavor, I figured it had a good chance of being a winner dinner! Truth be told, I’ve made this recipe when I didn’t have leftover rice already in [...]

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Inspiration

When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

Posted November 10, 2014 by Denise

Do you ever have those days where you just feel overwhelmed?  I do.  Sometimes the feeling comes because of the busyness of life and number of tasks that need completed.  Sometimes it is due to the weight of burdens and concerns that seem to pile up.  Whenever I begin to feel overwhelmed, the Holy Spirit [...]

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Let's Eat!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Posted November 4, 2014 by Denise

Taco Soup is one of my favorite cold weather suppers.  It’s a slight variation on chili, and I enjoy the addition of the taco flavors. I found the original recipe a number of years ago at allrecipes.com, and I have been using it ever since.  You can find it here. I assembled the ingredients.  You’ll [...]

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Spaghetti On Blue Plate
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Children

How to Make Three-Step Spaghetti for Your Picky Eaters

Posted October 31, 2014 by Denise

Suppertime is approaching, and I need a plan, so  I poll my family to get ideas.  The girls want someone to go to town for pizza (as if).  I want to make hot dogs and tater tots (for their nutritional value as well as ease of preparation), but Alexander had a hot dog yesterday for [...]

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crockpot meals; injoyinc.com/ohjoy
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Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

Posted October 4, 2014 by Denise

Using a slow cooker is like having a cook on staff. Except it’s not.

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Children

Dealing With Being a Passenger The First Time My Daughter Drove the Car Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Denise

 Whose Lesson Is It, Anyway? My middle child is learning to drive. She is the first of my children to decide to get a driver’s permit and undertake this task, so it’s a new thing for all of us. My husband, Robert, has been handling most of the practice driving, so far.  My daughter and [...]

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homeschool project; injoyinc.com/ohjoy
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Fun Stuff

Please excuse the clutter…

Posted September 15, 2014 by Denise

In the zone Some might call it a dining table, but I think it’s more aptly described as a clutter drop zone.  My attempts to keep the table clear are generally futile, as it is such a handy, centrally-located spot for setting down…well, everything.   But at the moment, its surface is covered with items related [...]

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