clay balls

Clay Balls and Hidden Treasure

Author Unknown A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man so […] Read more…

Hamburger Quiche with Avocados

Hamburger Quiche – Gluten Free

With our son gluten intolerant, our menus have changed considerably around here. Our home is 100% gluten free now. The whole family is eating all the same foods….with the exception of my husband (who cheats at work) and my oldest daughter (who just won’t jump on the bandwagon, but she does keep any gluten-containing items […] Read more…

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese!

Success!!  After a failed first attempt with a bad recipe, we made delicious homemade mozzarella cheese. This was so much fun.  Isn’t this the most exciting and amazing thing you have seen today?!  It would be if you were my son and me. My son has gluten and lactose intolerance, and we used fresh, raw […] Read more…

pasta rice

5 Kitchen Staples to Help Save Money

Ever wonder how our ancestors always seemed to have food on the table even in lean times? When we are visiting the grocery store every week to the tune of hundreds of dollars, we long to know their secret. In fact it isn’t a secret at all. It is actually good planning and preparation on […] Read more…

stir fry

Leftover Dinner Magic

What do you do when a meal is finished? Most of us wash the dishes and wrap up the leftovers, but what happens to the leftover portions not eaten? Do they get consumed later or do they sit in the refrigerator until they start to smell and you finally throw them out? If you tend […] Read more…

saf instant yeast

Saf Instant Yeast….on sale at Amazon

For all you bakers out there…..Amazon has a great price on Saf Instant Yeast! Get FOUR (4), 1 lb packages for only $13.01 with free shipping with Amazon Prime. The yeast can be stored for a year or longer in your freezer. My order has been made! 🙂  Be watching for our newest bread recipe […] Read more…

homemade-dishwasher-soap

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (Soap)

Here is a recipe we’ve been using for our dishwasher soap.  Very simple and works like a charm.  (Make sure you label adequately.) Ingredients: 1 cup of Borax 1 cup of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda 1/2 cup of Kosher salt 1/2 cup of citric acid Mix all ingredients together and store in a plastic […] Read more…

Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans

Amazon Finds…Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans

Day 3…Premium Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Beans. We ordered the 1/2 pound package of these vanilla beans to make homemade vanilla extract.  (Recipe) These beans come in a vacuum sealed bag with a zipper closure.   The ad states there are 54 beans, but that will all depend on how plump the beans are. These are the […] Read more…

Raw Organic Cacao Powder

Amazon Finds…Raw Organic Cacao Powder

Day 2…Raw Organic Cacao Powder from Ecuador . We’re trying to buy as much organic as possible.  Organic is hard to come by in Middle Georgia (where we live currently).  Amazon to the rescue! This raw organic cacao powder is so good!  It makes the best brownies!  (Recipe to come later.)  This isn’t offered on […] Read more…

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