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Annie Miller

  Heart4Home Annie By Annie Miller Annie is a homegrown girl who loves home cooking. She enjoys being a homemaker for her husband and home schooling her three children. Her home business supports her passion for home remedies. For more, visit her website.

How To Thread A Needle And Knot Your Thread

These skills are very basic to hand sewing and among the first learned when beginning to sew. When a few mothers in our church asked a woman with years of sewing experience to teach our girls some beginning basics, she graciously agreed. I looked forward to learning from her as well. Sure ...

The Relevance of Time

The other day, I was enjoying a quiet moment at home. My 8-year-old son walked by. I grabbed him, tall as he is, and wrapped my arms around him pulling him down on my lap just like when he was little. "Son," I said, "you must stop growing up. I don't want you to get big and leave me!"He smiled ...

Wild Orange Apple Betty

Our family has a Valentine’s Day tradition. My husband and I “date” throughout the year. We choose to spend Valentine’s Day with our children. To make it special, we all plan the menu with input from each family member. We keep it simple so that prep time and clean up is easy and then ...

Grilled Applesauce Sandwiches

Our family homeschools, and we are always looking for quick, easy lunch options. We seem to get into a “food routine” just like we do our class time. In my quest, I rediscovered this recipe that I had found from Taste of Home a few years ago. We all liked it but for some reason had never ...

Garden Giddy

Yes, I said giddy! Because that is how excited I get when I think of spring, planting seeds and warm weather. Of course, we are a ways off from that, but the seed catalogs are coming in and we are starting to make our garden plans.We bought our first home about a year and a half ago. Last ...

Little House In The Big Woods

Three years ago, my parents sold their home in town and bought acreage in the Maine woods. Since then they have worked overtime building their log cabin home after coming home each day from their full-time jobs. The knotty pine boards were all sanded and varnished by hand, mostly by my mom. I ...

Amish Humor

Living in rural Pennsylvania, we were surrounded by a lot of farms including Amish ones. Sometimes my husband would be called upon to drive Amish people to places they couldn’t get to by horse and buggy. One day, he was shuttling a group of Amish passengers back and forth between various ...

Garlic Salve For Coughs And Colds

I love garlic. I love it on pizza and brushchetta, sautéed in soups and stews, and roasted with a lovely chicken. Thankfully, my husband loves it too so I am in good company.Garlic contains properties for great health benefits. Allicin and diallyl sulfides make garlic a natural antibiotic. ...

The Basics of Sourdough Starter

Sourdough is a healthy alternative to store-bought bread. You know exactly what is going into your bread and you know how it is prepared. Sourdough ferments and grows by “catching” the wild bacteria from the air. I have never made two sourdough starters that yielded the same taste in every ...

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