Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Easy Homemade Lemonade

Photo Credit Naomi has been after me to make some Homemade Lemonade, so this morning I did a Google search and found this recipe on  It received 5 stars, and was indeed a winner.  Try it, it’s delicious! “Best Lemonade Ever” Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups lemon juice 8 cups water […]

Celebrating Easter Traditions

When I was growing up in Maryland, Easter traditions included dyeing hard-boiled eggs, Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, eating my Grandmom’s Chocolate & Butter Cream Easter Eggs, Easter clothing, family photos (usually in front of a giant yellow forsythia bush), and a big meal at my grandparents’ house.  Here in California, […]

What We Did Right When We Went $238,000 In Debt

I talk a lot about all the things Brad and I did wrong prior to reading Dave Ramsey and Crystal Paine in 2010, but I don’t talk a lot about all of the things we were doing right during those first four years of our marriage.  Despite the fact that we entered our first year […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Landscaping

With the advent of spring, our family has been spending a lot of time outside in the yard.  This is our third spring in this home, so it’s very satisfying to see all of our efforts from the previous years paying off.  Trees, bushes, and bulbs are blooming in the right places, and our lawn […]

How to Save Time & Money Packing Lunches

As a stay-at-home Mom to three children who are also still at home, it may surprise you that I’m talking about packing lunches today.  Well, this month as I learned how to use Google Calendar for the first time, I again became aware of how so much time in my day is spent on meals.  […]

10 Tips from 2 Amateur Gardeners

Brad and I both come from gardening families.  Both of our mothers grow flowers, and both of our fathers have a vegetable garden.  Our grandfathers also had vegetable gardens, and we grew up seeing our relatives tending their little backyard plots. Yet when Brad and I moved to Northern California, we knew very little about […]

Baking Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie with Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Last year we had a bumper crop of pumpkins grow from our compost garden.  As a result, I cook a lot of pumpkin recipes for my family.  Surprisingly though, I had never tried cooking pumpkin pie.  I guess I thought that pumpkin puree from backyard pumpkins might prove inferior to canned pumpkin when baking.  However, […]

A Pumpkin Story

Once upon a time a young wife bought two pumpkins, one for a Halloween costume, and the other to cook. A Frightfully Frugal Halloween How to Cook a Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin One year later, her parents decided to buy her three very large pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch.  Most of those pumpkins ended up on the […]

The Abundant Wife’s Recipe Index

In order to make it easier for you to locate recipes on The Abundant Wife, I’ve created this Recipe Index!  Many of my recipes come from the Simply in Season Cook Book or, but many also come from family, friends, or the Internet.  Bon Appetit! Preparing Food Homemade Taco Seasoning How to Cook a […]

All Things Pumpkin

Yesterday our family took our annual trip to the Pumpkin Farm (which has free admission!) where we enjoyed a petting zoo, hay bales, trampolines, slides, climbing, tractors, trains, and of course…pumpkins. As you can tell, the kids had a great time.  Naomi had SUCH a great time that she cried when it was time to […]

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Online Games | Thanks to DJ, Games and Addicting Games