Irish Oats Pear Crisp

    April 14, 2017

    We bought a bag full of pears which have decided to defy the rules and will not soften under any circumstances.  They are be-speckled with brown and a general over-ripe look on the outside, but remain hard and unappetizing.  Nothing a little oats and brown sugar can’t fix.…

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  • Frugality Recipes

    Zucchini Bread because … sugar

    Saturdays tend to be all things food.  Meal planning for the week.  grocery shopping.  Baking.  It’s rather a lovely thing.  I like having a pattern in my life, a certain amount of predictability in…

    March 11, 2017
  • Life

    The Tale of a Nomadic Family

    It seems to me that it is just at the very precise moment that I have put my weary feet up and sighed deeply with contentment that God whips the rug out from under…

    March 6, 2017
  • Recipes

    Shepherd’s Pie

    One of my favorite people on the planet is Terry Ouzts and if you’ve met her you know why.  She is kindness and motherhood personified.  She is generous and gentle and can pray down…

    February 23, 2017
  • Frugality Recipes

    Homemade Granola with Quinoa

    I grew up on Doritos and Hamburger Helper.  When you are raised by a single dad, food has to be easy.  But when I was about 12 I met a family that made everything…

    February 17, 2017
  • Life

    The Idea of America: so broken and so good

      We have a new president.  If someone would have told me five years ago that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States I would have scoffed at the idea.…

    January 20, 2017
  • Life

    Mom has a migraine … again

    Early on, I decided that it was my life goal to be a mom.  No.  It was my life goal to be THE Mom.  I would vacuum in pearls.  I would homeschool a houseful…

    January 15, 2017