For the Love of Pie!

I remember going to my grandma’s for the day, or even overnight, and she would have to find various ways to entertain me.  I couldn’t have been much older than 4-6 and I’d laugh at the way she cooled coffee on her saucer and drank it, begged for chocolate ice cream, made brownies and fudge…

DIY-ing Homemade Hamloaf

I don’t know how or why – but I LOVE hamloaf!  I’m not even a huge ham or meatloaf person, but for some reason, this stuff is one of my favorites! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn…

I Never Made A Spaghetti Sauce I Liked

Until now! My mom – for all her wonderful cooking – never made her own spaghetti sauce.  She made her own lasagna sauce, but never spaghetti.  So I (mostly) did the same; I just found a jar of sauce I liked.  And I kept using it.  Once in a while I’d try a spaghetti sauce…

The Cat Ate My Gravy!

So I thought up a “Blender Bottle Hack”! You know those blender bottles?  The ones that you get when you’re on a health-kick?  They have the little squiggly wire ball thing in a plastic cup that makes it easy to dump your stinky powdery stuff, top off with water, and shake so you don’t have…

Homestead Bullet Journal: From the Garden to Meal Planning

When I realized the potential of a bullet journal, my creative – and research-oriented – mind went crazy!  I had to find more ways to use it! Since I knew our 2019 garden was going to be something involving a lot more investment in time and work, I wanted to add the garden to the “bujo”. …

Save Money by Buying Per Ounce

Need to save some money? How about money on your grocery/food budget? Buy groceries by the OUNCE and SAVE! Check out this example – Garlic Powder.  Granted, this is the Walmart/Great Value brand, so it’s significantly cheaper to begin with, but don’t make the mistake I almost did. First – the teeny tiny container that is only…

The Science Is In – Get Your Vitamin D

I came across a magazine called “Mary Jane’s Farm” a few years ago and immediately fell in love!  It had simple articles of how-to’s, farming, gardening, cooking, and general feel-good stories. In the latest issue I found (because I sadly don’t subscribe), there was an article entry about the importance of Vitamin D.  We all…