Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe

Baked waffles?  Seriously? Yes you can bake waffles. I don't like to use non-stick coatings (except… [more]

Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe

Review: Old Fashioned Oven Stick and Giveaway

I have a love-hate relationship with my oven. I love to bake and cook, but I have burned my arms and… [more]

Review: Old Fashioned Oven Stick and Giveaway Review: Old Fashioned Oven Stick and Giveaway

Review: Breville Countertop Smart Oven

Countertop convection ovens / toaster ovens are extremely popular for many excellent reasons. They: are… [more]

Review: Breville Countertop Smart Oven Review: Breville Countertop Smart Oven

A Few of My Favorite Things – Kitchen Tools

As I write this post, I am breaking into song using my best Julie Andrews voice, "These are a few of… [more]

A Few of My Favorite Things – Kitchen Tools A Few of My Favorite Things - Kitchen Tools

Review: Marci’s Minty Mouse

Minty Mouse? How intriguing! In our home we love essential oils, especially mints and this adorable delivery… [more]

Review: Marci’s Minty Mouse Review: Marci's Minty Mouse

From Dehydrated to Dinner

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It’s no secret that I love dehydrating foods and consider it my favorite method of food preservation. Whether it’s putting up an abundance of fresh food, planning food for storage, packing food for travel, backpacking or camping, dehydrating can be done off-grid as well as with dehydrators. Dehydrated foods take up less space for travel […]

Preserve and Store Grain with Dry Ice

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Adding whole grains (gluten or non-gluten) to your food storage? For long-term storage, intact whole grains (not already ground into flour) will not only last much longer, but will afford a greater diversity for cooking. Wheat berries as well as other whole grains can be purchased in bulk and when stored properly, has an unlimited […]

Sylvia’s Homemade Hamburger Helper

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People of my age may not admit it, but most of us grew up eating Hamburger Helper, to be known henceforth simply as “HH.”  In fact, before I could cook from scratch, I made HH weekly as part of my “home cooking” and I thought I was doing great and my hubby loved it! Fast […]

Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe

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Baked waffles?  Seriously? Yes you can bake waffles. I don’t like to use non-stick coatings (except for the non-stick which is naturally seasoned onto cast iron) so I have never bought a waffle iron. There are cast iron waffle irons that can be used over an open fire, but the handle is way too long for my […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Duct Tape 911

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A book dedicated to duct tape? Duct tape has been called the most important item you can store besides food and water. Why? Because duct tape can do so many things! We’ve all seen the lists on the internet about duct tape, but The Survival Doctor, James Hubbard, M.D.,M.P.H., has written a wonderful, informative book on the […]

Review: Old Fashioned Oven Stick and Giveaway

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I have a love-hate relationship with my oven. I love to bake and cook, but I have burned my arms and hands countless times adding or removing items from the hot oven. (Yes, I wear oven gloves, but I still get burned!) When I was asked to review the Old Fashioned Oven Stick from Amazing Graze […]

Homemade Real Ginger Ale

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Ginger is an amazing root. Our family has the problem of motion sickness and almost all of our children have suffered with this malady. Organic ginger in powder, candied crystallized ginger, ginger tea and ginger drink has helped us tremendously. For me during my 5 pregnancies, ginger helped ease the constant not-only-morning sickness that otherwise crippled […]

Refreshing No-Sugar Summer Coolers

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Hot days equal big thirsts! Intense perspiration can cause dehydration quickly, especially in little bodies. Natural, refreshing hydration is the goal. While cold, pure water is an excellent choice, sometimes the children like to drink something with some flavor and I prefer to provide some extra nutrients to replace what’s lost from the body in […]

Versatile Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Muffins

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Muffins are wonderful gems for breakfast, dessert, snacks, covered dish suppers, packed lunches and more. They are quick to mix together and get baked and muffins can be sweet, savory, filled with yummy fillings, or just plain. Take a plain muffin recipe and add veggies or fruit or chocolate chips for different occasions. I love this […]

Review: Breville Countertop Smart Oven

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Countertop convection ovens / toaster ovens are extremely popular for many excellent reasons. They: are portable great for RVs, cabins, traveling, small spaces, special occasions can save a great deal of electricity due to their smaller size and faster cooking provide extra oven space for large cooking / baking jobs (especially for family and holiday […]