Marmee Dear & Bosch Are Cooking Up New Healthy Recipes In 2018 0

I have been using a BOSCH mixer for almost 30 years now, so I was delighted when Bosch reached out to me to collaborate on a healthy, made-from-scratch, recipe interview. I was joined by four other home cooking bloggers and we all shared one of our favorite healthy recipes so readers can give it a try in 2018.

For my own contribution, I shared my Breakfast-in-Bed Oat Cereal.

“My man is an early bird! This is his favorite heart-healthy breakfast…and no I don’t serve it to him in bed. I call it “Breakfast-in-Bed” because I don’t have to get up and out of my cozy covers to serve it to him. I’m really not lazy but do love easy-peasy and it only takes me 5 minutes or less to do it the night before. He gets the benefits of soaked fresh whole grain cereal and I get the luxury of sleeping in ‘til at least the sun is up!” I like cooking to be accessible and simple when possible as well as always healthy. The other blogging chefs seemed to feel similarly to me, so I am pleased to present a review of our collaborative efforts with Bosch.

Be sure to check out my entire Bosch interview after you look through the recipes below. 

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Monique Volz - Ambitious Kitchen

“It’s also wonderful to learn about spices and herbs and how they all work together to make the dish flavorful.”

                                     Yellow Curry Chicken Recipe

Ambitious Kitchen’s Full Interview

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Camille Walker - My Mommy Style

“Whether it is a risotto or a grilled cheese sandwich I always enjoy spending time with my family.”
                                  Keto Low Carb Two Meat Spaghetti

                                    My Mommy Style’s Full Interview

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Maryea Flaherty - Happy Healthy Mama

“I find great value in making my family's meals from scratch...I also think homemade food simply tastes better!” Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash With Chicken

                                Happy Healthy Mama’s Full Interview

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Teri Hutcheon - A Foodie Stays Fit

“Making meals from scratch is a great way for me to relax and take time away from devices.
                                        Whole Wheat Flax Bread

                                  A Foodie Stays Fit’s Full Interview

Keep Your 2018 Healthy By Cooking From Scratch

I would never have been able to afford to feed my family so well and healthily if I did not learn to cook from scratch. Even if you don’t have a large family like mine, it is much more cost-effective to cook from home. Also, it puts you in complete control of everything that enters your mouth!

I would like to thank Bosch for the opportunity to contribute to this healthy eating project as well as all the other ladies who adding in from their blogs. Together, we have cooked up a useful resource for those looking to dip their toes into healthy cooking and I hope you all try one of the recipes we brought together.

  • Martha Greene

Free Summer Fun for Children 0

Who doesn't like free fun! This type of fun is basically mess free...well I might should say stain-free? And a little water never hurt anyone...the frock will dry sooner or later!
Let them paint with water!

It sparks their imagination and creativity.
My grandchildren love to paint on our porch! If you don't have a porch...try the sidewalk? All they need is a big bowl of water (let's pretend its a paint bucket!) and a paint brush! Elizabeth had loads of fun creating circles, alphabet letters and 100 leg centipedes! She even used her imagination and told me which color she was using! First we would pretend it was pink, then yellow, then black! It's a great way to teach them to spell their Grandma...go get a bowl of water and an paintbrush and let them have some fun!

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Remembering Momsy 0

My Momsy saved keepsakes in a very organized fashion! She had large envelopes filled with every letter and card we had made her over the years in her cedar chest with each daughter's name on it for us to find when she was gone.
She was filled with the gift of giving... her time and anything extra she was her love language. It sums up how she loved us girls and our families
She grew up with very little of the "extras" of life. She was born during the Great Depression. By the time her girls had married and started their own families, she was able to share with us from her abundance and it gave her great joy to help meet our needs even though they were usually just "wants".
She had an uncanny way of knowing just what one of us would "LOVE" to have or what we might really need and surprising us with it. 
I found one of these keepsake letters this week. I had hand-written her -- yea! Way back then we didn't even have email. I was 24 years old, had been married 6 years, and our family was growing with #4 on the way. There wasn't much extra tho' we always paid the bills, but Momsy always added to the magic of our ordinary days by giving and giving and giving. 
I wrote to her at the end of 1983,  from our little famly of 5 with one more expected:
"To a loving and generous Mom & Mimi: We want you to know how much we have enjoyed, used and appreciated the following:
(1) Little undershirts to keep our tummies warm in the Winter
(2) Tapes with books that are fun to listen to
(3) Comfy white sandals
(4) Crisp new bed sheets to make climbing into bed a pleasure
(5) Big boy panties to help me go potty like a big boy
(6) Lush green outdoor carpet to make our front covered porch pretty
(7) Red Tip bushes to plant and hide our ugly wall
(8) Teddy bear fabric to make us new nite gowns
(9) Little white sandals to keep our toes cool 
(10) A wonderful mini tape recorder to enjoy listening to our cassettes
(11) 2 pretty plants in planters
(12) "Herman" for lots of good sourdough bread
(13) A soft tiny blanket for our new baby
(14) Magazines you save and pass on for us to enjoy too
(15) Beautiful new silverware that will set us a pretty table
(16) A lovely hanging geranium to add color to our front porch
(17) Poison to keep all the "micies" AWAY
(18) New socks for Roger's stinky feet
(19) New unders, with NO holes, for Roger too
(20) A little red seat that folds up, just - our- size!
(21) Everything else I forgot to mention and write down.
We want you to know you make every time we see you like Christmas and we know it's just one way you like to say how much you love us and we want you to know WE LOVE YOU TOO and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
You are definitely the best in the east, west, north or south when it comes to being a "MOM" and a "MIMI". 
Roger, Mar, and the little people: Mara Melissa, Erica, Adam and Little ?

{When I read this long forgotten letter from 34 years ago, it made me realize how blessed I am today and that we were really struggling way back when to just get by...I mean reading over this list of what she was gifting us makes me chuckle today, but remembering that each of those things she gave were really needed or something I really wanted but had no extra in the piggy bank for it.} 

If you mom is still with you today have you told her you love her and thanked her for what she has done for you? 

Love Somebody Lots? 0

Enjoy a Printable Version Here
for Somebody That You love LOTS!

Print on Cardstock and Fold in Half to Make Your Own Card!
Don't U Luv It?
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Family Thanksgiving 2016 Memory Book

Family Thanksgiving 2016 Memory Book 0

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Used Home School & Cookery Books 4 Sale! 0


Our homeschool journey is over after 30 years and ready to pass on these reusuable classic schoolbooks at a bargain price!
Selling a big batch from my 30 year old collection as I just have toooo many!
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