Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄 Mom tip: Teach your little kids to bake! Your future self will thank you! 😍 Our girls baked our annual Christmas cookies all on their own this year and did such an amazing job! (I didn’t have plans to bake and very grateful for Catherine taking...

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Praline Pecan Cheesecake

Praline Pecan Cheesecake

We didn't get the opportunity to have my brother-in-law over for his birthday last month, but I wanted to finally share the cake we made him last year along with the recipe for the topping. I still have some Skrewball in the pantry and might have to make this Praline...

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Chili for a Crowd

Chili for a Crowd

I was searching my blog for this recipe and found that it was still tucked away with a couple hundred other draft posts that have never been finished... Time to finally hit that publish button! It's not a meal that I can eat due to my food intolerances, but our kids...

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

According to tradition, Hot Cross Buns originated on Good Friday in 1361 at St Alban's Abbey in Hertfordshire, north of London, where the monks gave them to the poor people who came there on that holy day. Each bun is marked with the shape of a cross to symbolize...

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

I'm working as quick as I can to finish up this year's Christmas Gift Ideas and Giveaway (it's going to be amazing!) and hope to have it up on the blog soon. In the meantime, here is a fun idea for cupcakes. We made these for our daughter's soccer team's dessert...

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

"That was some of the best oatmeal I've ever had!""Just eat it! It's worse if you take small bites."There were mixed reviews on this morning's breakfast, but for the most part it was a hit!Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Served with Whipped Cream and Maple...

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Mr. Collins Cheese-ball

Mr. Collins Cheese-ball

While its namesake is cheesy you may find this savory treat a little more sensible. Served with crackers.I'm working on a post with all the pictures from our 14 year old's recent Jane Austen themed birthday party. In the meantime here is the recipe for the "Mr....

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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