Category Archives: The Kitchen

4 Moms Share Vegetarian Recipes {Link-Up}

When you’re feeding a crowd vegetarian options are a wonderful way to pinch some of those pennies. My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so finding recipes without meat that don’t leave him feeling like dinner was simply an appetizer has been challenging. However, these two recipes fit the bill. Quinoa and…

She Brings Her Food From Afar (and makes toothpaste too): A 4 Moms Post

If you came here looking for a great system to shop and cook by using sale fliers, I’m sorry. I’ve got nothing for you for the simple reason that I don’t and never have done it. Instead I’m going to share several recipes and tips to help you consider how you can save time and…

Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up

This week the 4 Moms are sharing quick and easy holiday recipes. I shared several fun easy recipes in my post on ideas for food gifts, but today I’m going to teach you how to make a festive, edible serving tray.   This is a good idea for taking treats to someone’s home as you…

Q & A: Toddlers in Worship, Sick Friends, Homeschooling with Baby, and Fermenting

I’m answering more of your FB questions today. Kelsey wondered, How do you teach your young toddlers (one year olds) to behave during family worship time? Any pointers? I love these questions because the work is already done. You may read about this in my posts Keeping Little Ones in Worship and Teaching Little Ones…

Managing Traditional Cooking, Squabbles, Tantrums, Mother’s Helpers and Wills: 4 Moms Q & A

Our boys with my grandmother: Matthew (13), Carter (10), Colby (6), Valor (3 months), Nick (4)

Today the 4 Moms of 35+ Kids (the official total is currently 37) are answering reader questions, plus I’m adding some random photos. Sara asked, “I know you have taken some of the GNOWFGLINS ecourses, and was wondering if you might like to share how traditional cooking looks in your home. “ We’ve always leaned…

Giving Food For Gifts: 4 Moms Link Up

A special thank you to Alyssa (12) for putting the recipes and  pictures into this post. (Psst, enter to win some Lilla Rose love.) It’s that time of  year to start earnestly thinking about Christmas gifts. This week the 4 Moms are sharing some of our favorite ideas for food gifts. Every December our family…

Preserving Food: 4 Moms

Food, food, food, sometimes it seems that half of my life revolves around food. As we work toward eating more natural, whole foods, I’m learning more about food preservation. Note: We do not own a pressure canner and we so our food preservation has, until now, been limited to freezing, dehydrating, water-bath canning and bulk…

Peach Cobbler Plus a Fruit Recipe Link Up

Hi,  this is Amber (the oldest Olive) posting a Peach Cobbler recipe with the help of my Grandmother. When my Mom was 7 she would go with her family to pick fresh peaches at a nearby farm. Of course after they had picked peaches to their hearts content they had to figure out what to…

Homeschool Curriculum, Breastfeeding and Kefir: 4 Moms Answer Questions

For those of you who noticed my lack of posting last Thursday here is my post on the topic of Courting and Dating. (Everything is fine and I have no good excuse for missing last week. Life just got in the way.) Welcome to another question and answer session with the   of 4 Moms of 35+…

4 Moms Freezer Meal Recipe: Link-up

Keeping some meals stocked in the freezer can save time, money and energy. It is how I ensure that we have something to eat on those days when things just don’t go as planned or when I’ve procrastinated the grocery shopping. We also use our stock of freezer meals to be able to take dinner…

Menu Planning with Real, Whole Foods

Our CSA shares for the week (plus an additional bushel of broccoli)

I’ve mentioned before that the GNOWFGLINS website has provided significant help in our family’s move to (almost) all real, whole foods, prepared traditionally (we still enjoy the occasional batch of scrumptious homemade donuts). One of my favorite aspects of the GNOWFGLINS site is the weekly menu plans. We routinely use GNOWFGLINS menu plans along with…

Kitchen Progress and CSA Produce

wooden wood counter top in kitchen dining room

Many of RO’s Facebook fans know that we would love to move to a place with more property in order to grow and raise more of our own food. In the meantime, it’s been amazing to watch how God has worked to provide us with fresh, wholesome food in the middle of our subdivision. We’ve…