Creatively Simple – How to Make a Homemade Ice Cream Cake

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Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Healthy Soft Serve Dessert

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Tortillas

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Creatively Simple How to Make Homemade Artisan French Bread

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

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Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Tamales

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Easy Homemade Mocha Cheesecake

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Creatively Simple- How to Make Butter Pecan Divinity By Penny Raine

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Fudge

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Creatively Simple- How to Make a Homemade Turkey Dinner with Fixins

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Creatively Simple – How to Make a Homemade Ice Cream Cake

From the intro; Nothing says “fun party” in  the summer time like a homemade ice cream cake. Ice cream cakes are creative, yummy and usually very expensive, but they don’t have to be expensive. They can be easily created at home. This book will show you how to create and assemble an ice cream cake. […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Healthy Soft Serve Dessert

Soft serve dessert is fun but most times nearly a junk food laden with artificial flavors and thickeners and all kinds of chemical stuff. We have come up with a very simple and very healthy alternative. It fits in somewhere between homemade ice cream and a smoothie. I will show you two flavors here, chocolate […]

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Tortillas

Tortillas are the main bread in a Mexican meal. They are used in many different dishes and even great on their own. Homemade tortillas are different than store bought, they taste fresher and heartier and I dare you to eat just one . This book will teach you how to make both flour and corn […]

Creatively Simple How to Make Homemade Artisan French Bread

This is one of the simplest methods of making French Bread that we have ever worked with. It is nice and crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. It has lovely nooks and crannies to absorb all of that tasty homemade butter, or it also makes incredible sandwiches. Price: $4.95

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Creatively Simple – How to Make Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

  This is a real simple, very healthy bread making technique. It is low fat and high protein with lots of fiber making it a very healthy bread. It is also extremely yummy. I have been on a work out and healthy eating plan for the last couple months trying to lose all the weight […]

Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Tamales

A tamale is a  Mexican delight that consists of a meat filling wrapped by a corn dough and steamed in a corn husk. They are served with a chili or tomato sauce on top. If you have not ever had one you will just have to trust me, they are incredible. Once you have made […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Easy Homemade Mocha Cheesecake

Cheesecake is usually something only made by gourmet cooks. But oh what an impression it makes when served to guests. Cheesecake doesn’t have to be hard. Join me in the kitchen as we make a very easy, yet incredibly tasty Mocha Cheesecake. No special tools are needed, and even the ingredients are easy to come […]

Creatively Simple- How to Make Butter Pecan Divinity By Penny Raine

Creatively Simple- How to Make Butter Pecan Divinity By Penny Raine Butter Pecan Divinity is a great addition to a Holiday table or given as a gift. Homemade candy is fun and easier than you think. This is one of those treats that should be just that a treat, even homemade candy you don’t want […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Fudge

Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Fudge By Penny Raine Homemade candy is a wonderful treat. It is much healthier if made homemade and lots of fun to make with your children. Fudge is one of our favorites. This is a really simple technique that most anyone can make. Fudge also makes a great gift. […]

Creatively Simple- How to Make a Homemade Turkey Dinner with Fixins

Creatively Simple- How to Make a Homemade Turkey Dinner with Fixins One of my favorite traditions growing up was the Holiday Meal. It always had the same dishes fixed the same ways. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes and rolls, and always cranberry sauce. And then the desserts. Some things may […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make your House a Home

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make your House a Home Join me as we discuss how to make our houses homes. Homes that folks want to remember with a smile. Homes that remind us of love. We had some friends over today and they looked at my wood cook stove in the kitchen and started […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Gravy

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Gravy Gravy is one of those yummy things that intimidate many cooks. It really isn’t that tricky and once you make it a time or two you will wonder why you waited so long. Whether it is chicken gravy, country gravy, chocolate gravy or red-eye gravy it is […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Biscuits

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Biscuits Nothing says country breakfast like biscuits and gravy. Biscuits are also great with homemade jam or jelly, smothered in honey, topped with real butter or even under some great syrup. We have been making biscuits for as long as I can remember but our own “Homemaker Hannah” […]

Creatively Simple free cover

Since so many of you like to print out my Creatively Simple ebooks and compile them in a binder, I have a very special gift for you. A custom designed cover just for you. and it is FREE as my way of saying , “thank you“.  You can download the full size cover here.

Creatively Simple – How to Clean a House

Well here we are, all grown up and a home of our own. Despite the hundreds of magazines and cleaning products and gadgets, many young women were never taught exactly how to clean their homes. Learning before you have children is nice, but really any day is a good day to learn something new. So […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Jalapeño Poppers

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Jalapeño Poppers Jalapeño poppers are a wonderful treat and a great snack. We make them often as an appetizer. You can easily use other peppers such as banana peppers if you want something not as hot. We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in the late fall of […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chili Rellenos

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chili Rellenos Chili Rellenos are  one of my favorite Mexican dishes. They are truly authentic Mexican food. They are best made with real Mexican cheese that can be found in most grocery stores but they are also really good with a Colby/jack. If you have never tried these […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Fiesta Basics Salsa, Guacamole, Beans and Rice

Creatively Simple – How to Make Fiesta Basics Salsa, Guacamole, Beans and Rice This book is filled with 4 of the basics to cooking any great Mexican meal. Beans and rice are the best side dishes there are  and no Mexican meal is complete with out salsa and guacamole.  This is a great addition to […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chimichangas

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chimichangas Chimichangas are similar to fried burritos served on a bed of lettuce and smothered in sauce. How to ebook approx 23 pages with lots of pictures  ebook download We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in the late fall of 1993. It was a wonderful new place […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Taquitos

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Taquitos We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in the late fall of 1993. It was a wonderful new place except for one thing. We had grown up on Mexican food. Not American style fast food Mexican but authentic, miles from the border California style Mexican food. There […]

Creatively Simple – How to Start Garden Seeds

There is something so satisfying about growing your own plants, and it is even better when you start the seeds yourself. Starting your own seeds is really simple and very economical. In no time at all you will be walking through your own garden reaping the rewards of your efforts while communing with God. Come […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Deodorant

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Deodorant Most store bought deodorants these days contain harmful chemicals. Anytime we can make our own soaps and beauty products we usually end up saving money, and benefiting from a much healthier product. Homemade deodorant is very simple to make and can be made using any scent you […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Give a Girl a Haircut

One of the many skills I have taught my daughters is to give haircuts. I have no plans that it be a career move but rather a way to serve their families. As they grow up and marry they won’t need to send their husbands off to a stylist. And as they have families they […]

Creatively Simple How to Make Homemade Chicken and Dumplins

Here is an excerpt from the introduction. Creatively Simple How to Make Homemade Chicken and Dumplins “My daughters love to cook and they have a way of taking a recipe I give them and making it better. In the case of Chicken and Dumplins it is much better. We love living in the South and […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make homemade Bagels

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make homemade Bagels Bagels are just another fun form of bread. They really aren’t hard and they are great with any meal.There are Cinnamon Bagels, Onion Bagels, Blueberry Bagels, Egg Bagels, and even Raisin Bagels! This book is not intended to make you a “perfect” bread maker. It is intended […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels Pretzels are just another form of bread. They are great for snacks and parties. This book will teach you how to make soft pretzels. This book is not intended to make you a “perfect” bread maker. It is intended to give you a nudge to get […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Homemade Enchiladas

Creatively Simple ~ how to Make Homemade Enchiladas We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in the late fall of 1993. It was a wonderful new place except for one thing. We had grown up on Mexican food. Not American style fast food Mexican but authentic, miles from the border California style Mexican food. There […]

Creatively Simple How to Make Pizza and Party ebook

  Pizza is one of American’s favorite party foods. It is great for a crowd, but pizza from a pizza store can be expensive and the frozen stuff you bake yourself, well that doesn’t show your guests you care very much. Homemade pizza is really simple once you have the courage to try. Come along […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Make Cloth Napkins and Placemats

  Cloth napkins make your table look like you are expecting company. Your family is the best company you can ever have, don’t just save the nice stuff for someone else. In one afternoon you can easily transform your table into a place that says “Welcome, you are loved!” Add some placemats and everything looks […]

Creatively Simple – How to Give a Boy a Haircut

One of the many skills I have taught my daughters is to give boy’s and men’s haircuts. I have no plans that it be a career move but rather a way to serve their families. As they grow up and marry they won’t need to send their husbands off to a stylist. And as they […]

Creatively Simple ~ How to Pop Popcorn the Old Fashioned Way

  Popcorn is just plain fun! When made the old-fashioned way it is also healthy. Popcorn is one of those fun foods that bring back memories. It can remind us of family movie nights, holidays, parties or maybe a “by the fireside and tell a story” kind of evening. It can be strung on a […]

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Creatively Simple – How to’s of Home Canning Tomatoes

  Not only are tomatoes some of the best tasting canned vegetables, (actually fruit) but they are also some of the easiest. Tomatoes are perfect to learn with. There is no specific recipe, or extra ingredients, and they can be canned using a water canner. Water bath canning is much safer to work with and […]

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Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Breadsticks and Dinner Rolls

Italian food turns gourmet the minute you add garlic breadsticks. They are not hard and add a great touch to any meal. For any dish that doesn’t seem to need breadsticks try diner rolls. Homemade dinner rolls will complete a meal and make you a homemaking star! This is the first follow up to the […]

Creatively Simple – How to Create Hairstyles using Old Fashioned Rag Curls

With 5 daughters, all with long hair, I have plenty of experience making little girls look great. There is nothing that says “special occasion” better than a great style created with rag curls. Young girls love to dress up and be pretty but it isn’t necessary to indulge in the styles of today, the old […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap

  We live on a farm, we work hard we play hard and the clothes get dirty. Not a little dirty, but a LOT dirty. And good laundry soap is not only hard to find but it gets expensive when you do as much laundry as we do. So, we decided to make our own. […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts, also known as toaster pastries, are typically a breakfast food but can be great fun at anytime. They can even be pretty healthy when made at home. Remember anytime you make something at home you have control over what goes into it. Just for the sake of showing you something new we are […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are one of the best treats you can offer a guest. Just because they are a yeast bread, and look intimidating doesn’t mean you can’t make them. Just take it one step at a time. Before you know it you will be a Cinnamon Roll Queen! […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

Nothing says fun in summer like homemade ice cream. There are a thousand ways to make homemade ice cream but this is the technique we have settled on. It is rich and satisfying. You can add in any flavor and have ice cream as great as any high priced gourmet ice cream store right at […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Granola

Making granola is just plain fun! You really can’t go wrong and you can be really creative. We buy old fashioned oatmeal in bulk partly just because we like to make so much granola. Granola can be pretty much anything you want it to be. Include some oats, oil, sweetener, nuts and fruit and toast […]

Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the healthiest and simplest treats you can make for your family. Most folks that don’t make it are just intimidated, it is really very easy. Yogurt is great used in all kinds of recipes but we like it best for breakfast with fruit and our homemade granola.. Come join us in […]

Creatively Simple- How to Create an Apron

Creatively Simple- How to Make Homemade Bread

Most homemakers that don’t make bread are afraid they can’t make perfect bread. Well I have news for you. No one can make perfect bread. Not every time anyway. There are too many variables that affect your bread making and skill is only one of them. So do it as a way to serve your […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Chocolate Cobbler

  Just about anything chocolate is a huge favorite in our household. We usually buy cocoa powder in bulk like we do sugar. My daughters have gotten really creative with the desserts and chocolate cobbler has become a favorite. It is very rich so it probably won’t be too habit forming, and it is wonderful […]

Creatively Simple- How to Make the Best Cowboy Cookies in the West

Cowboy Cookies are a favorite around our house. We have a hungry crowd on most days. Cowboy Cookies are different than most cookies because they have more than one main ingredient. They are more filling and have a little substance to them. Cowboy Cookies are great on the trail or just anytime. There are probably […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Butter in the Blender

Learning to make butter is something everyone should do at least once. This simple ebook can teach you how using items you probably already have in your kitchen. There are very detailed instructions and lots of pictures. This is just one of a series of Creatively Simple “How to” ebooks approx 20 pages with lots […]

Creatively Simple – How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

When it is cold outside and you are craving something fresh from the garden there is no need to run to the store and purchase something that looks fresh but really isn’t. Even in the middle of winter with snow on the ground you can have fresh green sprouts from your own kitchen. Sprouts are […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Donuts

My daughters are some of the most creative people I know. We have 5 daughters, 1 married and 4 still in our home. They love to create beautiful things and they are incredible cooks. They are also masters at “making do” with what is at hand. We live very simply and do not have the […]

Creatively Simple – How to Make A Diaper Cake

Diaper Cakes are some of the most useful gifts you can give a new mother. They combine creativity, beauty and useful items all in one. They make a beautiful centerpiece, and will make you the hero of the baby shower! This cake in this book would retail for approximately $95 yet it took nowhere near […]

The Perfect Cure for Everything Chocolate Cookbook

A collection of our favorite chocolate recipes. This is volume 1. 10 pages  ebook download  $4.95