Non-Dairy Milk Maker Updated

When we first went dairy-free more than 20 years ago, we used soy milk as that was the most widely available… [more]

Non-Dairy Milk Maker Updated Non-Dairy Milk Maker Updated

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]

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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]

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No-Shopping November Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen. A busy day filled with calls to doctors for our son, but alas, we couldn’t get him seen. Husband and daughter had to go to town, so son and I kicked back in my bed and enjoyed a movie and lunch together. Just like when he was little, snuggled up in bed with yummy homemade […]

Lattice Apple Bread

On my “Bread Day” I usually set aside some bread dough to make rolls, pizza crusts, cinnamon buns and sweet breads. This one is simple, easy, delicious using DRIED (and in dehydrated) apple slices. I use my own apple slices that I dehydrated myself and they are lovely, sweet organic apples, nothing added. I wash […]

No-Shopping November Day Sixteen

Here it is, Day Sixteen. I’m looking forward to seeing how the next half (or longer) will turn out. Here’s the situation now; we have limited perishable supplies of, or are totally out of the staples we use daily, such as eggs, veggies, chicken, chips, coconut aminos and more. We’ve opened some of the #10 […]

No-Shopping November Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen. Here we are at the halfway point. In retrospect, I can see where we’re done really well and also where we’ve not done well at all. I’ve had some comments on the lack of veggies in our menu. I’ll address those comments in the Q&A at the end of the month. So, if you’ve […]

No-Shopping November Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen. One more day until the halfway mark. Friday is usually a busy day for me kitchen-wise, as I get ready for the Sabbath. We try to have a nice meal, fresh tablecloth, candles etc. And then I plan to rest on Saturday, no cooking. So, I usually make an extra something on Friday, more […]

No-Shopping November Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen. Thursday.  I awoke to the gorgeous aroma of chickens slow cooking overnight. (Did you know an aroma could be gorgeous?) What a wonderful way to wake up. Some people enjoy waking up to the fragrance of coffee brewing, but I don’t drink coffee and I prefer the rich bouquet of homemade chicken soup cooking. There is something so familiar, so simple and […]

No-Shopping November Day Twelve

Day Twelve. Wednesday is usually a busy day for us; some going to work, some going to homeschool enrichment classes and then later to church. Foods need to have been prepared in advance (at least the day before) for fast and easy breakfast, portable to take lunch for work, a snack after school, light meal before church […]

No-Shopping November Day Eleven

Day Eleven. Tuesday. A “normal” day for us (hey, what IS normal anyway? I don’t know anyone who’s normal and what’s a normal day?), so we did our regular chores, school work and kitchen chores. I’m working on my Thanksgiving menu right now and I’m focusing on setting aside enough of the supplies on hand to ensure we have a […]

No-Shopping November Day Ten

Day Ten. Monday is usually a recovery day if we’ve had a busy weekend. I do plan some kitchen chores, household chores and we’re back to our regular home schooling schedule. It’s a very good thing that our plans are designed to be flexible, because we needed flexible today. We still have some leftover meal foods […]

No-Shopping November Day Nine

Day Nine. Sunday is a usually a busy day for me. After resting on Sabbath (Saturday), I am usually feeling up to doing kitchen work, replenishing the stocks, baking, cooking etc. We usually do laundry as well, especially if I am baking (I am a messy baker / cook). I awoke early to watch church online […]