Make Your Own Spice Mixes

How much do you really spend on little jars and packets of spice mixes at the grocery store? Let me show YOU how to make your own spice mixes and save you a few bucks while we are at it! Being a frugal person all of my life, I choose to make as many things … Continue Reading

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

Creamy Mushroom Soup From Scratch

Are you a mushroom freak like me? How would you like to make an easy peasy Creamy Mushroom Soup From Scratch? It does not matter to me if it is summer, fall, winter or spring. Soup is GOOD food anytime of the year. Creamy, filling, nourishing soup cooking on the stove wafts throughout the house, … 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

My Favorite No Beef Burger Recipes

Burgers…what do you think of when you hear that? Juicy, beef burgers or turkey burger or are you like me and try and get creative with veggie burger recipes? It is a constant search for the most delicious and inspiring burger recipe! Who wants the same ole, hum drum grilled burger on a bun. Not … 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

Keep That Flu AWAY!!

2018 is turning out to be quite destructive to many families out there with this awful flu epidemic. I am determined to keep that flu away, far, far away!!! Here are some tips to help you too. No Flu Zone Tips

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

20 Ways to Use Up Bananas

Bananas are one of the worlds most perfect food! Sometimes we get a little carried away and buy too many. So we gotta get creative and use up those bananas instead of giving them to all the chickens…or the horses ….or the dog, well one of the dogs. 😀 I love bananas and I K-N-O-W … Continue Reading

Eating Local Takes On New Meaning

January, the time for reeling in the spending, figuring new ways to save money and cleaning out the house AND freezer! When you hear “Eat Local”, what do you think? Local beef, local produce from farms near you or the farmer’s market? This month eating local to me means eating out of the freezer and foraging … Continue Reading