Texas Sheet Cake

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Texas Sheet Cake: You need a big pan–like a jelly roll pan. 15×10 or something like that. The cake will be approximately 1 inch thick but long and a lot of it. Preheat oven to 350. If you just have a 9×13, decrease the cooking temp to 325 for 30 – 40 minutes. It’s a […]

50+ Soup Recipes


As I was looking at my poor little pantry last night, I thought, “I need to add some soups to our meal times, especially this month.”  Thankfully, Jill at Blessed Beyond a Doubt has been working her little fingers to the ham bone putting together a list of 50+ Soup Recipes.  Where to start? Click […]

The BEST Strawberry Rose Tutorial Video

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My husband is so many wonderful things, and “fruit carver” is one of them. He is also an excellent instructor.  Watch the 4 minute video on how to carve a strawberry into a rose below, and then you, too, can add “fruit carver” to your resume. When the strawberry is carved like this, it is […]

30+ Ways to Recycle Soda and Water Bottles


I am more interested in saving souls than in saving the planet, but recycling is great, and what makes it even greater is when it is FUN! Here are some FUNtabulous ideas on what to do with those empty soda bottles. Even if you don’t drink them, there are always plenty of opportunities to scavenge […]

So Simple Stew

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This is a great go-to recipe that I keep on hand, and when I shared it with my church family this weekend, they all raved about it, so then I started to feel bad for not sharing it with the world : ) Now, you, too, can enjoy this so simple stew! I enjoy this […]

Frugal Frannie Tips


My husband loves to tell his friends stories of how frugal I can be. He has one friend whose wife is also frugal, so they are always telling stories that start with, “My wife is so frugal that she (fill-in-the-blank).” There was a point in our life where our existence depended on our frugality, but, […]

Taking Care of Your Talents

Are you hiding your talent from God, under the guise of protecting it? Are you using your talent but not like you should be? Or are you finding your talents increased, because you are using them to build God’s kingdom? I don’t want to take it for granted that everyone knows the story of the […]