10 Favorite Things for Busy Moms

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How-To Host a Holiday Pinterest Party

  Need ideas for the holidays?   Host a holiday-themed Pinterest party! Here is how it works: 1. Send out an invite to some friends asking them to bring a holiday food item that they have "pinned" on Pinterest to the party.  This can be anything - a beverage, a class party idea, an ...

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Sea Salt Caramel Apples

I live in apple country, and this time of year my garage is filled the glorious fruits. Whenever I enter the house, I smile down at the brimming boxes, just happy they are there. It spells f-a-l-l to me...oh, happy fall! And what better thing to do with them than ...

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The House that Built Me

    It was bridge night and Grandma’s lucky streak continued.  She was known for it at the Bingo Hall, too.  'Lucky Gertie'  they would call her. Talk mingled with shuffles and deals. 'We’ve got some property we’re selling at Priest Lake.' One of her bridge partners chimed. 'How much?' Grandma asked. ' 5,000 dollars ...

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A Teacher's Prayer

One of my friends recently started teaching at our local high school, and several dear friends teach at my kids' elementary school.  I am crazy about these teachers - just crazy about them!  And a side benefit is that they can spy on my kids all day long {wink} I wanted ...

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Blue Ribbon Crumble Top Apple Pie

This is part of our Apple Day tradition.  Since my husband doesn't like pie crust, we use a crumble top.  It's way better than crust for the top anyway. We think you'll find it to be a fav too! Print Blue Ribbon Apple Crumble Pie Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: All American Serves: 6-8   Ingredients 1 Pie Read More

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A Progressive Kids Party

My son recently graduated from 5th grade. We wanted to do something fun for the kids without it being too formal or too much work since it is such a busy time of year. I wasn't satisfied with the options I was coming up with, so I kept thinking-thinking-thinking! Finally, it dawned on me - Read More

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The House that Built Me

    It was bridge night and Grandma’s lucky streak continued.  She was known for it at the Bingo Hall, too.  'Lucky Gertie'  they would call her. Talk mingled with shuffles and deals. 'We’ve got some property we’re selling at Priest Lake.' One of her bridge partners chimed. 'How much?' Grandma asked. ' 5,000 dollars Read More

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A Marriage Prayer

This prayer is taken from Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul.  I loved it so much I made a printable to keep in our bedroom Read More

Smashin’ Summer BBQ Ribs

Print Smashin' Summer BBQ Ribs Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Ribs, beef   Ingredients 1 Rack Ribs of choice BBQ Sauce: 2 c. catsup 1½ c. wine vinegar ½ c. worcestershire sauce 1 c. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. dry mustard 1 can 14 oz. pineapple, crushed 3 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp. honey 2 tsp. pepper 1 tsp Read More

Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak with Parmesan-Garlic Marinara

Print Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak with Parmesan-Garlic Marinara Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Beef Serves: 6   Ingredients 2 Flank Steaks 4 tsp. dried marjoram ½ lb. salami, thinly sliced 1 c. sliced red onion 1 c. mozzarella cheese 2 c. parmesan cheese 3 tbsp. cream cheese 2 cups red wine Pepper 1 jar marinara 4 cloves garlic Read More

Best Ever Chicken BBQ Sandwiches

Print Best Ever Chicken BBQ Sandwiches Author: Krista Gilbert Serves: 6   Ingredients 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 6 hamburger buns BBQ Sauce: 1½ onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced ¾ c. water ½ c. vinegar ¼ c. butter juice of 1 lemon 3 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard 1½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cayenne pepper Read More

Grilled Brown Sugar-Paprika Salmon

Print Grilled Brown Sugar-Paprika Salmon Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Fish Serves: 4-6   Ingredients 1 Salmon Fillet ¼ c. packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp. paprika 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 1 tsp.Kosher Salt Instructions Mix the brown sugar, paprika, and salt together. Place fillet skin side down on a work surface and rub the Read More

Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Print Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Chicken   Ingredients ⅓ c. honey ¼ c. dijon mustard ¼ c. soy sauce juice of 2 lemons 12 cloves garlic 2 tsp. pepper 18 drumsticks salt Instructions Combine the honey, dijon, soy, lemon, garlic, and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Cut several slits into each drumstick (all Read More

Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

Print Chicken Teriyaki Skewers Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Chicken Serves: 6   Ingredients 6 skinless boneless breasts Teriyaki Marinade (below) 16 slices bacon, cut crosswise into halves 2 large bell pepper, cut into squares 2 large red pepper, cut into squares 2 16oz. can pineapple chunks 12 oz. whole fresh mushroom caps Teriyaki Marinade: 1 c. veg Read More

Marinated Flank Steak with Homemade Horseradish

Print Marinated Flank Steak with Horseradish Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Beef, Flank Steak Serves: 6-8   Ingredients 1 c. soy sauce 1 c. dry white wine 4 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves 6 Tbsp. fresh rosemary 2 flank steaks pepper to taste Horseradish Horseradish: 1 c. sour cream 8 tsp. prepared horseradish 4 Read More

Killer Flank Steak Recipe {our favorite}

Print Killer Flank Steak Recipe {our favorite} Author: Krista Gilbert Recipe type: Beef   Ingredients 2 lb. flank steak ¼ c soy sauce ¼ c olive oil ½ T dried Italian seasoning 1 T lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced Instructions Place steak in a covered container or ziploc bag. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over steak Read More

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A letter to my children on Mother’s Day

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Create an Elegant Rustic Wedding

One of my dear friends, Kim Washko, of Hands to Art, had both of her daughters married in one year!  We were honored to celebrate their weddings with them.  While there were many elements that made each occasion  unique and special, one thread weaved in both: resourcefulness.  Kim and her daughters proved that you can Read More

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3 Meat Italian Pasta Bake

This is a recipe I created based on my kids' favorite foods.  They have given it a 5 star rating, and my hunch is your kids will too! BONUS: This works great as a freezer meal.  I triple the recipe and make one for dinner and two to freeze! Enjoy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:52]       Read More