How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition

How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition | The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Honoring the advent season together as a family is one way to keep the season Christ-centered. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! | "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." --W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. You -- dear friends and family -- are a great blessing. We are thankful for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. Happy Thanksgiving! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” –W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you, our dear friends and family, for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. God bless you! [by Wardee Harmon]

Why We’re Not Buying Gifts

Why We're Not Buying Gifts | This year we're not buying Christmas gifts for extended family members. Or friends. Or co-workers. Do we sound like the biggest scrooges ever? Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, investing in relationships with people, and enjoying our time with family and friends. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This year we’re not buying Christmas gifts for extended family members. Or friends. Or co-workers. Do we sound like the biggest scrooges ever? Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, investing in relationships with people, and enjoying our time with family and friends. [by Melissa Norris]

CLOSED: Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway

Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway | Welcome to the Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway! The prizes are absolutely fabulous! I want to give a special shout-out to my selected partner Jerri from Homesteader Supply. She put in not 1, not 2, but 3 (!!!) kits, which altogether become the Traditional Kitchen Culturing package part of this giveaway. Plus, there are 4 other packages up for grabs. See what I mean? EPIC. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Welcome to the Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway! The prizes are absolutely fabulous! I want to give a special shout-out to my selected partner Jerri from Homesteader Supply. She put in not 1, not 2, but 3 (!!!) kits, which altogether become the Traditional Kitchen Culturing package part of this giveaway. Plus, there are 4 other packages up for grabs. See what I mean? EPIC. [by Wardee Harmon]

Runner’s Story

Runner's Story | I woke up on the big day -- the day devoted to butchering our first rooster, Runner -- to the sound of squawking guineas and roosters crowing. I had imagined this day over and over again in my thoughts but I didn't know how it would go. How would I feel? Would I be able to participate? | GNOWFGLINS.com

I woke up on the big day — the day devoted to butchering our first rooster, Runner — to the sound of squawking guineas and roosters crowing. I had imagined this day over and over again in my thoughts but I didn’t know how it would go. How would I feel? Would I be able to participate? [by Tracey Vierra]

Yesterday’s Food: A Conversation With My Grandma

Yesterday's Food: A Conversation With My Grandma | My maternal grandmother is an active and healthy 91 year old. Her secret? Eating as naturally as possible. She attributes her longevity and good health to the natural, home-grown, and locally-sourced foods of her childhood. Recently I visited with her about her growing up years on a small farm in the 1920s. | GNOWFGLINS.com

My maternal grandmother is an active and healthy 91 year old. Her secret? Eating as naturally as possible. She attributes her longevity and good health to the natural, home-grown, and locally-sourced foods of her childhood. Recently I visited with her about her growing up years on a small farm in the 1920s. [by Jenny Cazzola]