Make Your Own Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

What do YOU eat for breakfast?  Cereal, fast food, eggs, pancakes? No one likes spending money on expensive tiny boxes of cereal that say they have 10 servings but we know there is only enough for 5 servings. What do they think, we eat a half a cup of cereal, ha! Ahem – I can … Continue Reading

What The Heck Is Foraging?

Have you always wanted to know, What the Heck is Foraging and why is it a thing? Or are you like me and already forage for foods, mushrooms and medicinal plants? Foraging means to search widely for food or provisions. This is NOT a new thing…it has been going on since the beginning of time. … Continue Reading

Lemon Balm Cupcakes

Oh Springtime how I love thee! All of my favorite plants are back especially the ever spreading, Lemon Balm. Some folks have a love hate relationship with Lemon Balm because of the fact it is a mint…and well… you know mints! They love to spread their roots from one side of the garden to the … Continue Reading

My Weekend as a War Woman

Did you ever just want to do something completely different and totally out of your comfort zone? Let me tell you about my incredible weekend as a War Woman! I have changed over the last 28 years. When I moved to Georgia with my hubby, I was still a girl that loved big hair, makeup, … Continue Reading

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