Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe

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Review: Old Fashioned Oven Stick and Giveaway

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Review: Breville Countertop Smart Oven

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A Few of My Favorite Things – Kitchen Tools

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Review: Marci’s Minty Mouse

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No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Seven

Cooked, spiced and dehydrated garbanzo beans

Day Twenty-Seven, Thanksgiving Day ! A festive, homey, family-filled feast all from storage (except the turkey). We all enjoyed the meal and the fellowship and for the the first time in many,many years, I did not go overboard making food and we did not go overboard eating too much. It wasn’t about having this year, […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Six

Dehydrated carrots

WOW! Day Twenty-Six and we’re still all alive, we didn’t starve and according to my hubby and kids, it’s not been bad at all, hardly noticeable. I consider this a success. However, being a realist, I understand that one month does not tell the whole story and since we used many items from storage, unless […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Five

Homemade whole wheat crust, sauce, beef and smoked mozzarella pizza

Here we are at Day Twenty-Five! This is amazing to me. Our son and I had some time together today and I asked him what he misses the most during the No-Shopping November, and to my surprise (and delight) he replied sincerely that he hasn’t missed anything. He said the meals were great and he didn’t feel […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Four

Love that produce!

We bought our turkey!! Day Twenty-Four. Walking through Earth Fare, down the aisles, back to the meat department, passing by all the gorgeous fresh, organic produce and foods we’d love to have… I had to fight temptation to stay with No-Shopping November. Seriously. At that moment, I didn’t care about the mortgage or utilities or […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Three

Baked falafel patty

Day Twenty-Three. It’s the beginning of a VERY busy week around here, I suspect for you as well. Thanksgiving week with days packed with things to do to get ready for family, food, fellowship and of course, faith and thankfulness. Our son will be seeing the surgeon and getting the plan and date for surgery […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Two

GF BOOK

Day Twenty-two and counting. I’m not as desperate for this to be over as I thought I would be at this point. I’m still finding this effort to be creative and stimulating to me. I cannot say my family feels the same, but they have definitely been supportive and helpful. No whining, no complaining and […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-One

Raw almond milk in my SoyaJoy G4

Wow, 3 weeks. Day Twenty-One. It doesn’t seem that long, and on the other hand, it seems much longer. Right now the focus is on getting through the last week of the month, including a traditional Thanksgiving day meal and having family come and stay for the weekend. I admit I am enjoying taking inventory […]

Neti (Nasal Irrigation) Solution

Nasal irrigation solution (dry mix): 1/2 cup Real Salt  (do not use table salt or salt with additives) 1/4 cup baking soda Make sure the salt is powder-fine. I whiz the dry ingredients in a blender. Place dry mix in a lidded container. Use 1/4 teaspoon dry mix to 8 ounces warm distilled or previously boiled […]

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free, Gluten-free options)

Oatmeal whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

These are the old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies that I remember from my childhood. Very sweet (you can use less sugar) and oatmeal-y. A favorite for dunking in milk or simply for late-night indulging. These DO call for a LOT of sugar, and if you wish to use less, please do! Be sure to replace the volume […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty

Oatmeal whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

Day Twenty. I had the baking bug today. Do you ever get the urge to bake? I do. I love baking and especially baking with my daughter. I asked her what she wanted to bake and she replied “cookies.” So, cookies it was. Big, soft, chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. We used up the organic […]