Braised White Beans for Zoe’s Fans

We are always on the lookout for restaurants that are suitable for dietary restrictions. While eating out is not our norm, it is a treat. Those of you with food restrictions understand the joy of eating something you did not have to create and knowing it is safe. Continue reading “Braised White Beans for Zoe’s Fans”

Hold Those You Love, Close

There are some stories that almost take your breath away. They make you stop and think about the things in life that really matter.

Last Sunday evening Eric received a phone call from a friend of ours, Darrell Yoder. He was passing through the area heading for home and wondered about spending some time together.  Continue reading “Hold Those You Love, Close”

Perfect Pickles the Easy Way

It’s been a long while since I’ve taken the time to sit down and blog. Life in the Hershberger household is still much the same as where I left off this time last year. A few more recent happenings include: building a new house, (I hope to post some pictures soon.) and learning to eat the THM way (Trim Healthy Mamma). I know I was supposed to list three things but I couldn’t think of a third option that you’d find interesting and this isn’t English 112. Continue reading “Perfect Pickles the Easy Way”

Struggling to Walk

You’ve heard the phrase often, “Don’t judge another man till you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.”

It would be ideal if we could all understand, empathize with people regarding their particular challenges. It would mean so much if we could extend grace, mercy to others instead of scrutinizing their situation. It would be like Jesus if we could learn to get down in life’s messy situations and sit with our brother or sister in need. For if we were all completely honest we’d acknowledge that it’s those who reach out in tangible ways to demonstrate care that touch our hearts when we are broken. Continue reading “Struggling to Walk”

Delectable Coffee Cake Dairy and Egg Free

Often scrumptious baked items call for eggs and dairy. I recently found this recipe and glanced over the list of ingredients. I thought with some tweaking it might be suitable! I gave it a try and both hubby and I were pleased with the results.

This cake is best complimented with a steaming cup of coffee. I’d highly recommend Archer Farms Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. 🙂  Continue reading “Delectable Coffee Cake Dairy and Egg Free”

Flowers and I go Way Back

I had the opportunity to grow up on a sprawling farm in Campbell County which automatically made/makes me a country gal!

Excitement would build when early spring came; it meant the beginning of outdoor adventure! Granted, I disliked aspects of farm life like feeding calves before the break of dawn and fearing I would encounter a skunk. I would mentally envision the tomato bath and horrendous smell that would follow me all the way to school. Thankfully, this fear never became reality though I did spy one of those black and white critters early one morning. Continue reading “Flowers and I go Way Back”

Refreshing Nondairy Peanut Butter Ice Cream

If you’re learning to adapt to a nondairy lifestyle, you’ll appreciate this recipe. If you’re dealing with a nut allergy, I’m sorry. This recipe would need some tweaking to make it suitable but it could be done. 🙂 Continue reading “Refreshing Nondairy Peanut Butter Ice Cream”

Healthy Homemade Ketchup

My mom is the canning queen. She has an exorbitant amount of patience and tried and true methods for canning. I still have much to learn and have been very grateful for her willingness to help me.  (I was the one who always said canning isn’t an absolute to be a Mennonite!) Though it certainly isn’t, I’m realizing it is handy to have canned items on hand. The best part is that I know what ingredients were put into the jar! My mom and I tried our hand at homemade ketchup the other day. I was pleased considering I haven’t had ketchup for a long time. (I haven’t been able to find ketchup that is corn free.)

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Staple Peanut Butter Cookies with 3 Simple Ingredients

Initially, when I had to remove gluten from my diet; I was thrilled to find a delicious peanut butter cookie that I could enjoy. Later, eggs no longer were an option, so I thought I’d likely not be able to make these simple treats again. However, I’ve started using an egg substitute and decided to try it with these peanut butter cookies. The results were tasty though slightly crumbly!

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