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Notice that oh-so-important “the” in front of our name? That’s right, we’re THE Coers Family. It’s legit now. Over there you’ll find all the latest recipe posts, funny stories, parenting tips and more from our family. We want y’all to keep in touch and stay connected to us through our new and improved site.

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Laundry Soap Recipe and what your Pinterest boards and pins say about you

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Coers Family Laundry Soap


Our family of eight – soon to be nine – can dirty up some clothes, let me tell you. Plus we have twins in cloth diapers. Our laundry is no joke. To save money, my husband recently explored Pinterest to look for a good DIY homemade laundry soap recipe. I’m always fascinated when I catch a guy on Pinterest. It’s like seeing a wild animal wandering around in the city.

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Hi y’all! Long time, no hear – I know. We have had our hands full with the twins learning to walk and our two year old learning to be a bossy little lady. Plus our three teens are doing well in school. And of course, baby number seven is growing and kicking up a storm. We’ll be having a gender sonogram soon! It’s an exciting time in our house. We’re using our slow cooker more than ever.

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Spaghetti is a great weeknight meal for a large family like ours. It’s an inexpensive dish, and when prepared with love, it can be super tasty. I love making spaghetti sauce in our Crock Pot. A few hours of slow cooking gives this beefy sauce a rich flavor. And it couldn’t be easier to throw together a delicious batch of Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce.

Head on over to our site to get our recipe for delicious, hearty spaghetti sauce in your slow cooker:

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Cake Mix Cookie Roundup: Our Top 10 Family Favorites

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Cookie Collage


I may have to start calling myself The Cake Mix Cookie Queen. I love making cake mix cookies. It’s so simple to take a box of cake mix, add butter and a couple of eggs and a few yummy extras and make a delicious batch of cookies in a flash. I’ve come up with several cake mix cookie recipes for our family blog, and in this post you’ll find our family’s top ten favorites.

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Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese


Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese

I love squash. It’s delicious! I love the subtle nutty flavor, the yellow color, and I really appreciate all the wonderful health benefits. Yellow squash is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A, magnesium, fiber, folate, copper, riboflavin and phosphorus.

My family, however, does not like squash. That’s okay. This Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese makes sure they get a dose of this very good-for-you vegetable.

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Cherry Jello Poke Cake – and driving way too fast


Cherry Jello Poke Cake


I have officially lost my taste for driving in the city. I can’t handle it! This past weekend I drove over to the big city of Austin, Texas for a MommyCon Mini. It’s been years since I’ve driven in a city with more than 20,000 people in it. Anything bigger than a two-lane road makes my palms sweat. I was a little freaked out when I merged into the flow of traffic as I entered Austin.

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Buttermilk Pie – Just like Nanny used to make


Buttermilk Pie

My Nanny, Wanda Whiteley, was an amazing cook. She was an amazing woman. Born just after the Great Depression into a poor family with several siblings, her life as a child was not easy. Because she struggled with severe asthma and was not healthy enough to walk miles to school every day she stayed home and taught herself to read and write. She was loving, supportive, funny and wonderful. I miss her very much.

A few years before she died she took the time to write out several of her favorite recipes by hand into a small spiral notebook. She gave this to me for a Christmas present and I treasure it to this very day. She had terrible arthritis and it hurt her dearly to painstakingly write out each recipe. This Buttermilk Pie recipe was included and it remains a family favorite. 

Nothing would have pleased my Nanny more than to know that her recipes were shared and loved. I’m so proud to post this here on our site and share it with y’all.

Please visit our new self-hosted site for this wonderful recipe: