Angel Visor Clip

I didn’t know what to call this post… so I called it what I’m about to tell you gives me. Goosebumps. This isn’t going to be anything long – a super fast read really. This is something that occurred to me not long after my husband passed away back in July & as I’m sitting here… {read more}

Brazilian Lemonade


This Brazilian Lemonade is the epitome of a refreshing & delicious beverage. Contrary to the name, it contains zero lemons & the secret ingredient may surprise you! Edit to add: This is one of the last recipes that I made & photographed alongside my husband before he passed way back in July this year. It’s… {read more}

Golden Rice Salad ~Guest Post~

Finished Golden Rice Salad

Hi Everyone, my name is Jodie Rodriguez and I blog about building literacy skills while cooking with kids and my favorite project- Family Dinner Book Club at Growing Book by Book. I’m glad to be able to do a very small part in helping Crystal during this time. I love to cook and eat! I’m… {read more}

Tomorrow is Not Guaranteed So I’m Saying Goodbye to Isolation…


I’ve been procrastinating writing this for as long as I can. I knew I needed to sit down & write it but the emotions that come with that kind of thing can be overwhelming at times. I was officially supposed to be ‘back to the blog’ yesterday – at least, that’s what I thought last… {read more}

Hawaiian Haystacks ~Guest Post~

Hawiian haystacks

Hi! I’m Debra and I am stopping by from my blog, Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop. I am so excited to guest post on Crystal’s blog today and to share a recipe that I have loved since I was a kid. I have tried several variations of it and I have never met a… {read more}

Sicilian Spaghetti ~Guest Post~


Hello everyone! My name is Sandra and I blog at where I share a lot of mediterranean recipes. I was immersed in the italien culture since my childhood (my grandparents were sicilian), and for sure this influences the way I cook today. I would like to share with you a recipe of pasta: Spaghetti… {read more}

Chocolate Walnut Raisin Clusters ~Guest Post~


Hello Mrs. Happy Homemaker fans. I am Betsy and I blog at Desserts Required. My motto is, ‘Without desserts, life wouldn’t be as sweet’.   Think about it, desserts make people happy, right? Well, that’s exactly what I do through my website. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Crystal but when I heard about… {read more}

Getting my Foot Back in the Door


Hi y’all. Crystal here. I know I’ve been away for a while, and I’ve been meaning to post something sooner. But, I’m here now and I’m attempting to get my foot back in the door over here in the blogging world. I appreciate every last one of y’all for continuing to be here and I am… {read more}

Sundried Tomatoes and Leek Quiche ~Guest Post ~

Savory quiche 2

Hello! Andreea here from the lifestyle blog, Stylish Dreams. Ever since I become a mom in November 2014, I have tried to look for recipes that are easy to wrap up and that don’t require a lot of time. One of my favorite dishes is this Sundried Tomatoes and Leek Quiche. It is a savory… {read more}

BBQ Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Chicken ~Guest Post~

BBQ Bacon Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Hey friends, I’m Alisha! I blog at Makeovers & Motherhood where I tackle making over the “challenging” parts of our lives… anything from parenting to organizing the home and turn it into something beautiful. I even gave our food a makeover! Trying to stay away from refined sugar and processed foods, you’ll find easy to… {read more}

Apple Lamb & Lentil Stew ~Guest Post~


Today’s guest post comes from Katherine Spinney of   She is just starting out with blogging and has a love for cooking! Hope you all enjoy her recipe for Apple Lamb and Lentil Stew. It’s no secret that the more successful a dish, the less dishes you use… Ok, maybe not exactly. But who likes… {read more}

Quick and Easy Goulash ~ Guest Post ~


Hi readers, Danielle here from Pare Down Look Up; a blog focusing on modern mini-homesteading, good food, and conscious living. As a working mom who also runs a home and a hobby farm, I often find myself heavy on aspirations and short on time. I prefer my family to eat healthy, homemade meals, but there… {read more}

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