I am so excited to unveil one of my new projects with you! I created a set of printable 5×7 recipe cards featuring twenty of my favorite recipes. It includes some favorites from right here on Joyful Thrifty Home plus some others that I have never before published. So right now, the only way you can get these recipes is by getting a copy of my Favorite Recipes card set. The best part, is that I want to offer you my new printable recipe cards free of charge!Read more!
The first time I remember having apple butter was on freshly baked bread at a restaurant in an area populated by many Amish. So whenever I think about it I picture sitting in a cute little country kitchen. I have had apple butter from the store but it just is not the same. So since I started making more things from scratch I have wanted to try making it myself.
I was happy to find this apple butter recipe in my new cookbook. I was also glad to find that it was quite easy to make. The most labor intensive part of the whole process is pealing all the apples. Other than that, it is mostly just letting it cook until it’s thickened. Here are some photos to give you an idea of how the apples change during the process. I was happy with how it turned out and it gets two thumbs up from my husband who is a big fan of apple butter.Read more!
There are a lot of fun activities to do as a way to celebrate the Christmas season. So I created this set of cards for you to print and write in some things you want to do with your family. The cards have blank spaces so you can write in specific activities. One sheet contains eight cards, feel free to print as many as you need depending on the number of activities you want to do. The activities done and to do cards are meant to be labels that you can tape or glue to an envelope as a place to keep your cards.Read more!
Imagine having a stress free Thanksgiving where you can enjoy time with family. In order for this to be a reality, you will likely need to do some planning ahead of time. Last year was the first time my husband and I had both of our immediate families over for Thanksgiving dinner. I knew that with previous family dinners, we end up having phone calls back and forth from my mom or his mom so I decided that I needed to make a menu and plan out the dinner so we could figure out who would bring everything.Read more!
Can you believe the first full week of November is almost over already?! It feels like time is just flying by! It’s also only 20 days until Thanksgiving. Which reminds me I need to start planning for that since the big family dinner is at our place again. I love this time of year with all the family gatherings, delicious food, decorations and holiday celebrations. I can’t wait to bake cookies, watch silly movies, listen to my favorite Christmas music and eat my husband’s cranberry chutney. But this time of year can also be very hectic. It’s easy to get caught up in all the craziness and forget to slow down to enjoy the simple things.Read more!