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Here is a recipe we love for Banana Peanut Butter Brownies. I love that they have so few ingredients, they are fast to make and taste great.

1 Cup peanut putter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ripe banana
1 egg
4 Tablespoons melted butter.

Preheat the oven to 350 (we are going to try to turn it down to 325 next time). Grease a 9 by 9 pan. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl and pour into the pan. Bake for about 25 minutes.

I like that they are really healthy and good for breakfast, snack or dessert! I think They would also be good with almond or cashew butter.

Our First Post


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We have ventured into a new homemaking blog in part because we have begun a new phase in our life that directly affects our homemaking. We recently started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) which eliminates many foods including grains, all sugar except honey, dairy (except for butter and homemade yogurt), chocolate, potatoes, and most food additives. For the next three months we will also be eliminating beans, raw whole nuts, dried fruit, cheese, and mushrooms. This has changed our lives drastically;  we have gone from a family of processed foods such as frozen pizza to having to cook everything we consume from scratch. The main reason we have ventured down this path is due to many within our family having food allergies/sensitivities to a number of foods.  We have only been on the diet for a little over a week, but know that we must stick to it in order to attain the level of  health we desire.

We wanted all of the recipes on our site to be SCD compliant, which is another reason we started this blog. We also hope to make meals that are budget friendly as well as being healthy. Besides our cooking, we will post about the other homemaking adventures we are having and helpful homemaking hints as we discover them. We would love to hear your ideas and about your adventures in homemaking.

We wanted to name our blog “Joyful Homemakers” because we find joy in serving the Lord as we keep our home and use it as a tool to minister to others. We hope and pray that we will be an encouragement to you and that you will be an encouragement to us as well. So, let’s get started on this grand adventure!

If you would like to read more about our journey to this diet, you can read this post on our homemaking blog or this post on my personal blog



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