Well, hello there world! It has been a hot minute since I've had time to chisel out and set on the couch with my laptop for more than 5 minutes! We've been trying our best to eat clean, healthy meals here lately, so welcome to the Frakes test kitchen 😉 Banana bread is one of … Continue reading Clean Eating Banana Bread
The weather dropped last week, which means comfort food for me! Probably one of my favorite cold weather comfort food meals is a beef roast and egg noodles. I was short the beef roast, so I thought this may be a close second. I paired these meatballs with egg noodles and whipped garlic mashed potatoes. … Continue reading Venison Swedish Meatballs
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever … Continue reading Peace in Chaos
This is my obligatory Valentines day post! *spoiler alert* it includes chocolate. Lots of chocolate. I mean, what else is valentines day about?! Am I right?! 😉 Being the first valentines day as a married couple, and my second time to ever participate in Valentines day, I'm excited to make it a special day! :)...Not … Continue reading Red Wine Frosted Black Magic Cake
I've had a few friends ask me how I budget, so I thought I'd share what works for us, as well as a monthly budget printable to help keep your spending on track. It's always more fun when it's pretty! 🙂 Here are my 4 rules that I follow with our budget: 1. Write It … Continue reading Monthly Budget Worksheet
"...And I'll sit my child down & say, "that's not who you are". Even if they ARE being lazy right now. I'll tell them. you ARE NOT lazy. So stop acting like it." I was a sponsor for a girls retreat this weekend for our church. I honestly showed up exhausted & feeling defeated. What … Continue reading That’s Not Who You Are
We're taking a break from recipes to welcome in the hunter wives to be! I have lots of friends getting married in the coming year, so I thought I would share some fresh advice on how to plan the wedding of your dreams on a small budget. Here is a peak into our wedding! The … Continue reading Having a Fabulous Wedding for $3000 or Less.
I've had this recipe under my belt for sometime now, and it's definitely a healthy go-to chicken dish! This probably goes without saying, but my husband loves it. If it ain't man approved, it just ain't makin the cut! We had this last night for session 2 of our bible study, & Becca & Sam … Continue reading Hummus Crusted Chicken
So, this is really nothing new. DIY laundry soap. We've been doing it for years! I've said it more than once. Hunting is an expensive lifestyle, and this is one small way we help our budget so we can afford to do what we love. It always surprises me when people find out we make … Continue reading Its 2017 & You’re STILL Buying Laundry Soap?!
We just kicked off our Wednesday night bible study with a group of friends last night. I really think food and fellowship pair so perfectly with studying the word of God. Words are given life and leave a page to settle into your soul. We're going through a study by Matt Chandler called "A Beautiful … Continue reading Venison Meatloaf