Springtime is for Popsicles - Delicious healthy popsicle recipe & Tips!

Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house?  My freezer is full of POPSICLES!  Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great

5 reasons I'm in love with our deep freezer

This post brought to you by The Frozen Food Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Joyful Abode. I love my deep freezer. For so many reasons. We bought it when we arrived in California, because I knew I wanted to find some local grass-fed beef and buying in bulk was the


  While in one of my pinning frenzies, I came across this recipe for (Olive Garden copycat) Zuppa Toscana in a crock pot. It looked darned good to me, and also like something that I could double without much effort, AND freeze successfully. I wasn’t 100% sure about freezing it because of the potatoes (which


If I did a freezer recipe every week for Freezer Friday, my freezer would be packed full in no time. Sooo… sometimes I'll be doing a “How did it freeze?” update, or other freezer-related posts. This is something I've sort of made before. This is the recipe. But this time I added lots of extra


A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bunch of apples and whipped up some Cinnamon Applesauce. I didn't use any “established” recipe, but how can you go wrong with something so simple? All applesauce is is cooked apples, mushed up or blended, really. I filled my crock pot with apples, peeled (because they're not


Chicken pot pie is one of those foods I’ve always loved. It’s warm and creamy, there’s just the right amount of chicken, lots of vegetables, and a perfect crust to include a bit of in every bite, like a biscuity condiment. But I haven’t made it in ages, because my “go-to” recipe involved canned “Cream


Cooking for myself and a toddler (while my husband is deployed) is SO different than cooking for all 3 of us. Especially since my husband takes leftovers to work for lunch. So I’ve been focusing on trying to make 3 categories of dinners for Anneliese and myself, to avoid eating the same leftovers for a

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