Puffballs are Edible, What?!

I get this question a lot. Puffballs, the round blobs on the front lawn, you know the ones…. that when left become dark, brittle and then “poof” into blackish smoke-like dust. Yes, those blobs are edible mushrooms. BUT and I do mean a BIG but, you must cut open each and everyone to be absolutely … Continue Reading

The Benefits of Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) otherwise known as Wild Carrot is part of the Apiaceae family of plants or commonly called the Parsley Family. Until recently, I never touched Queen Anne’s Lace for fear that it may be a poisonous relative – hemlock to be exact! One is edible while the other, well you know … Continue Reading

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I used to love St. Patrick’s Day! I still LIKE it but we do not celebrate it as crazy as we used to back in New York, years and years ago!! Yeah it was a drinking, eating all day celebration and my Uncle Charlie was always in charge of the corned beef and cabbage meal. … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness: Recipe for Struffoli

Yes I said S-T-R-U-F-F-O-L-I. Don’t go all crazy on me thinking I have gone nuts talking Italian and stuff!!! Struffoli is just a word meaning AMAZING Honey balls. It is like crunchy dough covered in honey and then covered in non pareil sprinkles – so stinking good! I mean COVERED in honey!!!! Usually if my … Continue Reading

Day 23: Finding Freedom in Frugality

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”~Vicki Robins With all that we have learned this past month, how do you feel? Hopefully quite a bit better than when we started the challenge. There is so much community within this Frugal Living Challenge group even though we don’t know every person, although there are many from … Continue Reading

Day 22: Tips That Are Guaranteed To Save You Money!

                                                                                  “You cannot bring about prosperity                     … Continue Reading

Day 21: Converting The Spouse

“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.” ~ Stephen … Continue Reading

Day 18: How To Stick To A Budget

Budgets. Jody Allen said it well with ” Think of budgets as a diet for your money. Just like diets, budgets can be tough to stick to. ” That hits the nail on the head! How many of you stick to your weekly or monthly budget? Do you allot so much for food, so much for entertainment, … Continue Reading

Day 17: All About Sharing Recipes

  Sunday is a day of rest for most of us so I don’t want to give you a big challenge for the day. Day 17 is all about sharing recipes. So head on over to the facebook group – 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge and upload some of your favorite recipes and label in … Continue Reading

Day 16: How Wild Foraging Can Lower The Cost Of Groceries

I changed topics last minute because we are far enough into this to know we are trying to be more frugal and know we need to cut back but how about some ideas you may never thought about? Do any of you forage for fruits, nuts and mushrooms? Free food abounds! Seriously you can feed … Continue Reading