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A site dedicated to sharing all I learn about being a better mother to my children, a better wife to my husband, and a better human being in general. I try to take a more natural crafty approach to life.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pork Roast topping-

Pork Roast with Apple Topping

Decided to-
*Cook in crockpot for 6 hrs
*Season meat with my own blend
*Add apple mixture to last 2-3 hrs of cooking

Apple Topping Recipe

1/2 c. apples
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. apple juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Monday, October 3, 2011

Raspberries here, raspberries there, raspberries everywhere (in my fridge)


I took the kids raspberry picking at a beautiful (and inexpensive) little farm in Salem, NY this past Sunday and now find myself with pounds of raspberries and no idea what to do with them!

I am not, and have never been, a jam/jelly making mama. Of all teh things I attempt, that is not one of them...although canning in general isn't my specialty. So I am on a quest to find amazing new recipes to use the raspberries my 4 yr old and 10 yr old took such care in collecting.

Any suggestions??

I found this site (raspberryrecipes.net) that I am going to look through....does anyone have any tried and true recipes that do not require canning?
Our raspberry collection!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


This is a busy time for me as I continually try to build up my at home business! So exciting!!

TONS of new items being sewn and added daily almost. I am going to be using this blog as a place to show off my favorite things as well as post all of my found tips, ideas and products I have tried and/or want to try!

STAY tuned!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011


Zwieback Toast
1/2 c milk
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c butter -- melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground anise or anise flavoring
3 eggs
3 c flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scald the milk and when lukewarm add to the yeast.
Add the sugar, butter, salt, anise and the eggs unbeaten, and enough flour to handle. Let rise until light.

Make into 3 inch oblong rolls, place close together in a buttered pan in rows, two inches apart. Let rise again and bake 20 minutes. When cold cut in 1/2 inch slices and brown evenly in the oven. If desired you can ice with a glaze made from confectioner's sugar
or dust with confectioner's sugar. Recipe By: "L.Farrar",  **Freezes Well**


After what seems like forever...and virtually was in the blog world...Mama Sew Simple is back as well as my blog. Spending the weekend updating everything and will be back regularly flooding your computer with amazing mama tips, tricks and ideas. Be excited!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have 3 coupons for $5 off Similac exp 4/30/11 and 4 $3 off exp 5/31/11 and 1 $5 off exp 5/31/11. Also $1 on Luvs exp 6/30/11. WANT THEM? Msg me.

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