Classic Chili

Classic Chili | Mini Van Dreams

Now that it is getting colder here in Ohio, it is time to pull out the soup pot and make some classic chili. My family eats classic chili several ways – straight up, on spaghetti, with cornbread, and as a topping on potatoes and french fries. The best part is that it is even better […]

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Joseph and the Curse

Joseph and the Curse | Mini Van Dreams

There is a dark family secret that we have kept quiet about for years. Joseph and the curse. It had followed me my entire life. I just can’t shake it. For over 40 years, it has hung over my family like a dark cloud… Coming from a Christian family, we have always celebrated Jesus’ birth […]

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Gone Camping Free Printable Planner Stickers

Gone Camping Free Printable Planner Stickers | Mini Van Dreams

Check out these adorable Gone Camping Free Printable Planner Stickers! Do you ever wish you could just hang a sign on your computer, “Gone Camping” and take a break? Me too. I grew up camping almost every weekend. My parents and grandparents belong to the DIamond Gypsies Camping Club and we were visiting all over […]

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Grandma’s Easy Apple Dumplings

Easy Apple Dumplings | Mini Van Dreams

One of my favorite recipes I have from my grandma is apple dumplings. She used to keep all her recipes in red notebooks. I don’t know what happened to these when my grandpa died, hopefully, they didn’t get thrown away. It is funny – I do not remember grandma ever making these delicious dumplings, but […]

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