Saturday’s Slick Trick: Grinding your own spices

At this time of year, all the holiday baking can sometimes sneak up on me […]

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Substitutions for Eggs

Just what can I substitute for eggs? Well, lately I’ve found a new favorite – […]

1/4 c. pureed pumpkin = 1 egg

Saturday’s Slick Trick: sorting out unpopped popcorn kernels

This week I learned a nifty little trick to solve a perennial problem. Those unpopped […]

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Saving time making stock

We all have them…little tricks that we do to make life easier. Usually, we don’t […]

how to make gravy

Homemade Cough Syrup

This week I posted about my son Nate’s home remedy for a cold and my friend Char’s […]

Home Cold Remedy

Ugh. It’s THAT time of year again at our house. Every year when the weather […]

Preparing your pantry for a cross-country move

I’ve been thinking lately about how to prepare, food-wise, for moving.  That’s because my family […]

How do I get rid of all these fruit flies???

We have fruit flies everywhere and I NEED to get rid of them somehow. Yesterday, […]

Step AWAY from the kitchen!

I don’t know what the weather is like by you, but I’m ready to head […]

Help! My turkey is still frozen and it’s Wednesday night!

If you just realized, with enormous panic, that your turkey is still frozen rock hard […]

Very simple, very easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations

I’ll admit right up front that I’m not much for doing a lot of decorating. […]

Planning a timeline for Thanksgiving Dinner Festivities

I don’t know very many people who aren’t really, REALLY busy at this time of […]

Freezing vegetables for soup

I’ve saved my favorite tip for last in this series on freezing fresh produce. I […]

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing veggies is a bit more of a process than freezing fruit, but it’s still […]

Freezing Fruit

Freezing fresh fruit in season is the very best way to hold on to the […]

Sourdough Bread

A warm welcome to all of our visitors from Instructables! Thanks for reading the Sourdough […]

Sourdough Bread now on Instructables

Photo by Michael Kelley If you haven’t checked out Instructables before now, you need to […]

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Okay, this is a brand new thing for us. I’ve made homemade turkey stock and […]

Homemade Dog Food

I have a young friend named Kristen. Kristen is already a very bold and inventive […]