Amazing Military Wife Resources for April 2024

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The Latest in Jessie’s Kitchen 

These super simple, super delicious Lemon Crinkle Cookies are perfect for spring weather. We just made these for the first time, and they were a huge hit! 


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar coating

To Make

  • In a medium bowl, stir together cake mix and flour.
  • Add oil, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.
  • Beat with a mixer until well combined.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Scoop into one tablespoon size balls.
  • Place powdered sugar in a small bowl and drop dough balls in to coat thoroughly.
  • Place balls on a cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 to 2 minutes before removing.

This recipe makes 24-28 cookies! 

A couple of tips: The lemon zest is delicious and enhances the flavor but is always optional. Don’t let it stop you from making this recipe if you don’t have any fresh lemons (who wants to run to the store for one ingredient? Not me!). Finally, if you don’t have any powdered sugar, you can put granulated sugar and a spoonful of cornstarch in the blender for a minute, and then you’ll have powdered sugar. (I can’t believe I only learned that trick like a year ago… I wish I had known about it sooner!)


The Latest in Jessie’s Home

We discovered this channel a few months ago and can’t stop watching. My kids have nicknamed it “Camping,” as in, “Hey, Dad, let’s go watch camping!”

It’s all about a family in Alaska who loves to go on adventures and do things outdoors. It is entertaining and educational, cheesy, funny, and sweet. You’ll love it!


“Me and my boys, Tommy, Nate and Jacob are the Outdoor Boys. We love all things outdoors: family projects and adventures, travel, forging, camping, campfire cooking, fossil hunting, magnet fishing, metal detecting, goofing around whatever we darn-well feel like!!”

Makes you want to tune in to an episode, right?


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