Monday, November 26, 2012

Pickles, Please!

It is no secret that the Duggars love pickles. Some even prefer pickles over candy. What is your all-time favorite food? Maybe it's pickles, or maybe you prefer a bar of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate (that's our favorite!)

And if you're interested, give Jason Duggar's homemade pickle recipe a try. He uses cucumbers from the garden that he planted himself.

Jason's Quick Pickles

4 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
8 teaspoons salt
8 teaspoons pickling spice (optional)
4 large cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1. Combine white vinegar, water, salt, and pickling spice in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil.
2. Place cucumbers in a clean, dry glass container just large enough to hold all the slices.
3. Pour boiling brine (mixture created in step 1) over cucumber slices to cover completely. If all cucumbers are not submerged, add cold water to cover.
4. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Makes: 2 quarts

Duggars' Notes:
Pickles will keep for about 10 days (but around our house we can usually eat them in less than 10 minutes!).
You can combine these same ingredients, and rather than boil, just let it sit for a few days. You will get pickles either way, but by boiling you will have your pickles in just a few hours.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Duggars' Secret to Successful Marriage

Jenny Dean Schmidt, host of the Channelmom Show, caught up with Jim Bob and Michelle at the Minnesota Hearts at Home convention. In the following clip, the Duggars offer up the "secret" behind their successful marriage and share their own childhood struggles.

During the interview, Jim Bob and Michelle mention two websites, Solve Family Problems and

Gobble, Gobble!

Wishing our American readers a Happy Thanksgiving!

~Lily and Ellie

Monday, November 19, 2012

19 Cubicles and Counting

We bring you more footage of the Duggars in Japan! (Thanks to a loyal reader for the link.) Like the previous video (click here to view), the first half introduces the family with clips from past episodes of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting.

At 28:00, the Duggars load their suitcases into a truck and leave for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. At 31:15, they arrive in Tokyo and board a tour bus emblazoned with the words "Welcome Duggar Family." Watch as the family learns the art of Japanese sword fighting, experiences a Japanese cubicle hotel, and tastes traditional Japanese cuisine. From 46:15 to 48:45, the Duggars walk the streets of Tokyo and purchase food from a street vender.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Duggars in Japan (Video)

Here is more footage of the Duggars in Japan, thanks to a loyal reader. The Duggars are introduced 57 minutes into the show with clips from past episodes. The remainder of the thirteen-minute segment features the family's trip to Japan, which took place in September. 

To start the video, press the play button, watch the advertisement, and then drag the blue bar to 57:00.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Duggar #14 Turns 10

Happy 10th Birthday, Justin!
When the Duggars made their TV debut, Justin was the baby. 
Now he has five younger siblings.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Roller Coaster Duggars

Yesterday, the Duggars headed to their favorite amusement part...Silver Dollar City! Watch Josh take a ride on Thunderation with Joy-Anna and Jackson.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Duggars Try Grouper in Florida

While in Clearwater, Florida, last weekend, Jim Bob and Michelle stopped for a meal at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill. They tried grouper (a type of fish) for the first time and loved it.
Are you a fan of seafood?

Do you enjoy seafood?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Duggar Votes Away from Victory

In yesterday's election, John-David Duggar took another shot at Tontitown alderman. (Click here to read about his first attempt in November 2010.) According to the unofficial results, John received 553 votes, while his opponent earned a mere twelve more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Michelle Tries New Hairstyles

Michelle Duggar discussed her new hairdo in a recent interview with According to the news outlet, the mom of nineteen has naturally wavy hair that has "reached past the middle of her back since junior high."

Since the makeover, which took place in August, Michelle has been mixing up her hairstyle. Some mornings she wakes up an hour early to straighten it, and other days she keeps it curly. She does, however, plan to grow it out again.

All of the Duggar women like long hair, and Michelle wanted to make sure that her daughters weren't planning anything drastic. During a mother-daughter meeting in the girls' room, they all assured their mom that they had no plans to chop off their locks.

The makeover experience has helped Michelle branch out. After the Duggars' family Bible time, the older girls have been experimenting with their mom's hair and encouraging her to try new styles.

One hairstyle involving bobby pins was so beautiful that it earned a gasp of approval from Jim Bob. “I want to please my hubby, it’s all about what he likes,” Michelle told

The Duggar mom also revealed that she has recently learned that her signature hairstyle is known as a mullet. She had a good laugh at that one.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Duggar Outtakes: The Innovative James Duggar

Watch eleven-year-old James Duggar create a jumbo-sized paper airplane to surprise his mom!

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