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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Feeding The Nut House

How I feed my Large Family on a small budget.

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I love a good original Oatmeal cookie, but when you add chocolate to an American favorite, you just can’t go wrong. And as long as you are going to be adding chocolate once, you might as well add it twice and make it a Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Butter 1...
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Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie with border

I have found that cooking for a large family is not as easy as doubling the recipe, it just never turns out the same. So, I have come up with my own recipes. This Chicken Pot Pie is great for a large family for dinner or for a smaller family for dinner and leftovers....
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The Perfect Double 9 Inch Pie Crust

Making pie crust from scratch is not something to be feared. For years, I only used store bought crusts. I tried a few times to make crust from scratch, but failed miserably. Then one day, I decided that I would no longer fear the pie crust and make it from scratch. It also helped...
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I am Spoiled by Homemade Granola

Feeding The Nut House Spring Summer Banner 2011

This is so good it could put Granola companies out of business! Instead of starting my own Granola business and making a fortune overnight, I am sharing it with you so that you too can have the best Granola recipe Evah!! Cuz I’m nice like that So what are you waiting for, head on...
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Mixing up Something in The Kitchen

Feeding The Nut House Spring Summer Banner 2011

I have not been very good about getting photos for my recipe site lately. If you are good at imagining how good things taste, just by looking at the recipe, I bet you would love to check out my latest post over on my recipe pages, Feeding The Nut House, it’s More Than Just...
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The Amazing Nut House Fruity Yogurt With Cereal

My mother has always picked on me because I can’t just eat something simple, I always have to embellish it. Sure yogurt with fruit in it is good, but add a few extras and it is To Die For! This is so yummy that I eat it for breakfast or lunch and it makes...
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The Best Homemade Granola

A neighbor introduced me to homemade Granola years ago, and at that time I thought it was the most brilliant thing ever. OK, not the most brilliant thing ever, but very close to being one of the best things that I learned to make that I should have learned decades ago. Since making my...
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Samples, Coupons, Dinner and an Exciting Trip

Not too exciting around The Nut House today. Catching up with homeschool, laundry and other tedious housework. I did get to open up some free samples that came in the mail with a couple of coupons. You can see my samples over at my frugal living blog I’m Not Cheap, I’m Frugal. I have...
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Awesome Spiral Snack

Awesome Spiral Snack with Apples Blueberries Bananas Crackers & Cheese

My kids love fun food, and I love making fun designs with their food. All it needs is fresh strawberries and raspberries and it would be perfect! Oh, and maybe some grapes. Just a few more months and we can pick our black raspberries and add those to the mix too. Yum! It has...
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Steel Cut Oats in The Crock Pot

I love steel cut oats, but when I make oatmeal, I don’t want to have to stand around for 30 minutes cooking a bowl of hot cereal. So I make my steel cut oats overnight in the crock pot. One thing I learned the very first time cooking the steel cut oats in the...
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Happy Valentines Day from The Nut House & CHD Awareness Day 2010

The Nuts get Heart Shaped Valentines Cookies for Breakfast!!

         
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Hot Spiced Citrus Apple Cider

One of my favorite things about fall and winter is Hot Cider. Many times I just grab a cup and heat up the cider in the microwave, but special occasions call for something a bit more, well, special. We go through the most amount of cider between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hot Cider simmering on...
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

For years, when I roasted pumpkin seeds, I took them out of the pumpkin, washed them, added a sprinkle of salt and tossed them in the oven. They were good, but they were never great. Last year for Thanksgiving I tried, for the first time to brine my turkey, soaking it in salt overnight....
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Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Once the weather starts to cool off, we start to eat a lot more pasta with red sauce. One of the great things about this is that it is so quick and easy to make a simple red sauce and a pot of pasta, but if we want meatballs, that takes a bit more...
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Easy Peasy 15 Minute Chicken Pot Pie

I love love love cooking from scratch, especially my Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie, but sometimes there is just not time to prepare and bake it…even though it is soooo easy. If I have coupons and can find convenience foods on sale, I stock up on them for days when I need dinner on...
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Organizing My Week: 5 Kids, Homeschooling, Public Schooling & Preschool

At this time, I have one public school Nut, one Homeschooled Nut and one Little Nut Nut in Preschool. They all have different schedules, which can get hectic and overwhelming. They all start their day the same way though, bright and early, first thing in the morning. When I first came up with this...
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Super Quick Marshmallow Popcorn Treat

This quick and simple treat is a variation of the traditional Rice Crispy Treat, but takes half the time. This is perfect for a last minute potluck, a fun snack for neighborhood kids, or a treat for family movie night or game night. You can make this first thing in the morning for the...
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French Bread Pizza

Pizza is one of those quick diners that makes everyone in our family happy. The price of take-out and even store bought frozen pizza does not make me very happy though. I was at Walmart a while ago and came across a stack of day old French bread for .90 cents! Since then I...
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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2009 III

Well as hard as I tried, I have not been here updating the growth of my Veggie Garden. Unfortunately, my Veggie Garden has been a bit difficult to get growing this year. I suppose that my 1 month old does have a bit to do with lack of time to keep up with my...
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Homemade Almond Milk is Unbelievably Easy to Make

Almond Milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk, but has a tendency to be a bit pricey. Making your own Almond Milk at home is a great way to save money and still get all of the wonderful heath benefits. Almond Milk is lactose free, cholesterol free, and has almost no saturated fat....
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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Corn

We love having Mexican Dinner Night! Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Corn is one of our family favorites. A full 9×13 inch pan will serve our large young family with leftovers for lunch. This is one of the quickest and easiest dishes to make, and when the kids get older it will be no trouble...
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A Simple Avocado and Tomato Salad

♥ Simple pleasures are some of the most enjoyable of all ♥ One of my favorite summertime dishes is a quick and simple Avocado and Tomato Salad. It makes a great breakfast, a super snack and the perfect light lunch. During the summer, depending on where you live, you can get avocados from anywhere...
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Baked Macaroni Your Kids Will Love!

Your kids are going to love this easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese! My kids love the basic boxed Mac and Cheese, but honestly, I can only handle so much of it before I get sick of it. This recipe is a wonderful alternative to eating out of the box that makes everyone happy. Ingredients...
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