Short Cuts for Quick Meals

You know how you try and make almost everything from scratch but sometimes you could just use a little help. Yet you’re afraid to use prepared foods because they are generally filled with preservatives and chemical’s. Well, I feel that way too at times so I have come up with some short cuts that are…

Easy Bread Pudding

This is probably the easiest and best bread pudding you will ever eat. You know how I hate to waste food and love using leftovers to create new dishes. That way my family doesn’t even know it’s eating leftovers. Well, this is one of those recipes for a delicious dessert that’s super simple and quick….

Strawberry Short Cake (special version)

Strawberry Mango Shortcake One of my families favorite things is strawberries. With the onset of Spring we anxiously await the first real strawberries. Not the flavorless ones available year round, but the big juicy red ones bursting with flavor and juice. The kind that need no accompaniments because they’re that good. The second favorite thing…

Using Kitchen Scraps To Enhance Your Meals

Stretching your food dollars has never been more important than right now. For many it’s the only way they can put food on their family’s table. In a previous post I wrote about making changes that would stretch your food dollars, today I wanted to add some additional thoughts that you might find helpful. Some…

Adding a Worm Tower & Greenhouse Update

So we wanted to present something that we’ve learned about recently which are putting worm towers in your garden beds to improve the soil keep the soil moist and fertilize everything you’re growing in those beds. It’s something that I have been wanting to do for quite a while, work with worms or vermaculture. Our…

Living Simply

I think of myself and my husband as living a simple life. We can’t really have a farmstead or homestead like many strive for today. However, we do try to be self sustaining as much as possible. One of the ways we do this is by growing a lot of our own food in our…

Conserving

I haven’t posted anything in over a week mostly because I was at a lose for words about our current situation. I was also busy like many of you making sure that we had enough of everything we need. Finally today as I was unloading one of the grocery bags I had just brought home…

Homemade Biscuits

One of my fondest memories is learning to cook with all the many women that influenced my life. During many of the summers growing up my brother and I would go to Alabama to visit my Aunt Cara and Uncle Kenneth on their peanut farm. Most days my cousins and I would go swimming in…

Food Prep

I find it interesting when the younger generation puts a modern spin or name on an old thing and call it theirs. Take “Food Prep” for instance, we have been doing that for generations, making food ahead for the week so that dinner didn’t have to be a big ordeal every night. I like it…