How to Make Egg Salad

Egg salad is a classic recipe that can come in handy. Many years ago, When I was a very young mother, very lonely, and newly married, I belonged to a church that often asked the women to take turns hosting small groups. I wish I had known how little pressure I actually had to put …

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Weekly Menu

Plate with a knife and fork to represent hands on a clock with peas to represent times for meal plans or meal planning for our weekly menu series

We may live in three homes and have three very different lives, but we’re family by choice. Each week we will be updating this post with our weekly menu plans. You can learn a little more about our lives below the weekly plans by clicking the Continue Reading button just below the three menus. Remember, …

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How Do I Reduce Lint in My Laundry?

blue lint brush on wooden table

Dear Home-Ec 101,My husband wears a lot of black shirts. Lately, I’ve noticed that his shirts are covered in fuzz and lint. We’ve never really had this problem before. Is the lint coming from my washer or my dryer? Is there anything I can do to reduce the lint? Is there any way I can convince …

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Friendly Spring Cleaning Encouragement

Blue and white background that says Spring Cleaning Encouragement with a woman with her arms full of laundry on a yellow background.

This post was updated on March 19, 2022. Lisa says: Now’s a good time to get your spring cleaning started, particularly if you have minions children on spring break. I’m extra lucky, my son is in college, and his spring break was last week, so I’m a little ahead of the game. Luckily, my mom …

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Baked Potatoes

Baked potato topped with chili, cheese, sour cream, and chives

Fellow blogger and brand new mom Julieann asked, “How do you make your baked potatoes?” Yes, we are heading way back into the archives, blowing off the dust, and freshening up an old post. Baked potatoes are a favorite around Home-Ec 101. Why? Well, we’re heading back to the basics in the kitchen and baked …

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Thanksgiving, Let’s Get Ready

Thanksgiving Turkey with Text Overlay that says Countdown to Turkey Day Let's Go

Today starts Countdown to Turkey Day 2021. Did you know that we’re counting down to our 14th Turkey Day together? A lot of things have changed. There are different faces around the table, some are new and some are no longer with us. Also, most of us did not expect to be spending a second Thanksgiving …

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