• FOOD

    Freezer Cook or Not?

    I may lose my “large family” card, but I really don’t freezer cook. GASP! If you came here for instructions on how to cook 489 casseroles at once and for me to give detailed directions on how to thaw them and serve them, you might be in for a disappointment. BUT, if that *is* your jam, there are so many large family mommas out there who are freezer cook champions. If you like to freezer cook and want resources to do traditional, large batch freezer cooking, Jamerill is your go-to girl! She is the large family freezer cooking MVP. She can be found on her website The Large Family Table…

  • FOOD,  recipes

    Berry/Spinach Smoothie Recipe

    This smoothie recipe is such a hit with my whole family even though it gives them a good serving of SPINACH! Yep, nobody is the wiser – I still have to hide when I add the spinach for some of my more picky kids… SHHH, don’t tell them.   I use a vitamix blender to make these smoothies. If you don’t already have one they are AMAZING! I resisted spending the money (they are kind of pricey) for it for YEARS and finally got it as a birthday present for myself a few years ago and it was some of the BEST money ever spent! I got mine on Amazon,…

  • FOOD,  recipes

    Baking Hack: Zucchini Crisp | Zucchini Cobbler | Zucchini Pie

    Anyone else have zucchini coming out of their ears right now? Our garden is literally OVER GROWN  with weeds (think Jurassic Park, like never coming back). YET STILL, the zucchini is thriving like cockroaches after an apocalypse. Sometimes I forget to pick them before they are way too big. I usually shred them and make up some amazing zucchini muffins that are included in my e-cookbook. BUT… I get bored of zucchini muffins after I having made 4-5 large (8 dozen) batches. So we switch it up here a bit. Did you know zucchini can masquerade as apples if you do a little knife work and coat them in a…

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  • day in the life,  DIGITAL PRODUCTS,  FAQ,  FITNESS & BEAUTY,  FOOD,  Uncategorized

    Weekly Wrap Up: July 8-15, 2018

    New Videos: Did you catch this week’s new videos? We finally set up our little temporary pool! The kids were begging to have something to swim in. We all worked together to get it set up and then ran around getting odds and ends to finish the project. In Wednesday’s video, I released the first half of a LIVE Q and A I filmed on my Facebook page. I touched on a variety of topics. In Friday’s video, I shared my newest aluminum-free deodorant recipe! It’s amazing and easy and only contains 2 simple ingredients. I shared my original recipe here, but some people have baking soda sensitivities and the…

  • CROCHET,  FINANCE,  FOOD,  homemaking,  homeschooling,  large family logistics

    Weekly Wrap Up | June 17-23rd

    New Videos: Did you catch this week’s new videos? In Monday’s DITL, Mike and I FINALLY test drove a Ford Transit! We have been wanting to test drive some options for when we decided to replace our family. The Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter are at the top of my list, but the Sprinters are super hard to find around our area. The big decision is whether we want to save up for it or take out an loan for it. I HATE DEBT, so there’s that little hurdle… In Wednesday’s video I walked you through 10 tips for a clutter free home. As a chaos coordinator for 10,…

  • FOOD

    How to Bake Perfect Biscuits | Bake Biscuits with Me | Mom & Daughter Baking

    While these tips will for work for any cut biscuit recipe, if you’d like to the exact recipe we are using in the video it is available in my e-cookbook, Baking the Basics! A Farmhouse Full’s Baking the Basics features: recipes already scaled small and large batches (great for small families, large families or cooking for groups) tips and tricks to make each recipe user friendly ingredients that are easy to find (most are probably already in your pantry!) and don’t break the bank a full color photograph of each and every recipe 12 time tested recipes that have been made over and over again here at The Farmhouse. easy…

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  • FINANCE,  FOOD

    Grocery Budget Challenge

    October is over, so I guess it’s time to share how I did on my self-inflicted grocery budget challenge!  Mike and I had fallen off the budget train while back and we wanted a fresh start so kicked it off with a budget challenge to make sure we were paying close attention to what and where we were spending. I have seen a YouTuber that love mention the $100/person per month challenge for budgeting, which for us was $1000. I began by trying to stick to $200 per week so that I would have a margin. I shopped both online (2 out of the weeks) and in store (the 2…

  • FINANCE,  grocery haul

    Budget Challenge Grocery Haul

    I LOVE a good budgeting challenge! Its so amazing how much further we can stretch a dollar when we set our minds to it! This month I have challenged to spend less than $1000 for our family of 10 for groceries, toiletries and household consumables! The challenge was presented by a YouTube video I saw that said that you CAN keep this amount at $100/person per month! So, I accepted to see how realistic it was! I will be keeping track of ALL my grocery purchases and let you know how I did at the end of October! Week one Menu: Leftovers/sandwiches Homemade pizza with salad Grilled chicken with potatoes…