Making Your Own Yogurt

If you like Mid-Eastern and Lebanese dishes, you’ll probably need to have plain yogurt on hand to make them. Indian dishes go smashingly with yogurt, and there are numerous yogurt drinks that are popular as well. This link was passed to me by a fellow homeschooling mom. Check it out and let me know how […]

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I happened to pop in on Linda Carlton’s blog and saw her post on the benefits of drinking enough water. I felt that it was really great info to add to my food / health / home-tips blog here at Gathering Manna, so I have copied some of her post here (highlighting and emphasis mine): […]

HEALTHWISE – Butter or Margarine

Butter vs. Margarine Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with […]

Jessie’s 4 O’Clock School-Day Goulash

My grandma had this on the table many a day when my mom and her three sisters got off the school bus and ran inside (hence the name in the title above). Goulash is such a wierd name, but that’s what my family has always called this dish. It is a really wonderful dish, so […]

Recipe for Disaster

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I have hunkered down and decided to get through this entire week without a trip to the grocery store. I might have to give in and go get some milk and meat tomorrow, but we are making our way through the shelves of canned food and soups… one by one. I am bound and determined […]

Bittersweet Father’s Day…

What a day. So much to rejoice over, and so much sadness. Kaden learned to ride his bike today. We took the kids to the pool after church and a nice lunch out with Daddy. I guess that pays me back for Morgan’s first word being “Mama” on her first Father’s day! We enjoyed a […]

Unanswered prayers…

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Psalm 37:7 – Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Boy, it’s hard to wait on the Lord. Right now, we are in month 6 of a situation that is very much like the sinking of […]