Spring Snow

Two out of our three children thought that the weekend's freak snowstorm was a Finer Thing! Want to guess how she felt about it? Check 5MFM for more Wordless Wednesday. … [Keep reading…]

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April Fool’s Day Family Fun

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Break out of your routine this week to have some April Fool's Day family fun.  Laughter within a loving family is definitely one of the Finer Things in Life!  Here are ten easy ideas to get you started. Reverse your meals:  supper for breakfast, … [Keep reading…]

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Tiny Town Snow Removal

We have a long driveway.  A really long driveway for Tiny Town standards.  It comes in handy for bike riding and scootering and such. Not so handy when it's buried under 14 inches of snow with 2-3 foot drifts. Clearing this little path took us … [Keep reading…]

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Pizza Omelet

We love breakfast food. And we love pizza. So, I ask you... why have I never thought to make pizza for breakfast?! This recipe came about because I wanted cheese on my eggs.  (It's a weakness.)  The only cheese in the fridge was mozzarella.  … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of March 30

What with the blizzard and all over the weekend... in Kansas... at the start of Spring Break... at the end of March... we've recently been subsisting on popcorn, homemade hot cocoa (this recipe is really rich - we used more than twice the milk that … [Keep reading…]

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Yogurt Coffee Cake Muffins

Tweaking a favorite coffee cake recipe, I came up with these tender, tasty muffins.  They freeze well and are handy to warm a few at a time to serve alongside eggs for breakfast or soup for lunch. Yogurt Coffee Cake Muffins 1/2 c. … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: A Date with My Daughter

My oldest is five, soon to be six.  She's in kindergarten.  She just lost her first tooth.  Her innocence is slowly being chipped away by worldly knowledge.  She's too darn smart. And she's growing up too darn fast. Just yesterday she and I had … [Keep reading…]

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Ditch the Cost of Convenience

Love the convenience, hate the price. I find myself saying that a lot lately.  Instead of lamenting our country's economic situation and its impact on my family, I'm slowly but surely trying to become more self-sufficient.  Learning to make or do … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meals, 3/25

Among a few other great deals, ground beef is on sale at Dillons this week for $1.99/lb. So let's make this a hamburger week, shall we? Also, all of the following recipes freeze well. Make double when you're preparing supper (you might consider … [Keep reading…]

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