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Cajun Spice Blend

Cajun Spice Blend mixed

Save money on spice blends by making your own. This Cajun-inspired mix features onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, and cayenne. If you make a purchase from one of these Amazon affiliate links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. The night we got engaged, my husband and […]

Give Spice Mixes as Gifts

spice mixes for gifts

Food gifts don’t need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don’t even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift. I’ve always been of the DIY mind when it came to gifts. Not only does it give you the opportunity of adding a special touch, […]

Making Homemade Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too. 😉 This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

9 Great Foods to Bring to a New Mom

9 great foods new mom

Over on Life as MOM this week, I shared about our fourth baby’s delivery and the things I’ve learned from motherhood. It was a close call. He was almost born in the car, the ER, and the elevator. But, we made it — with minutes to spare. It was a crazy time. You can read […]

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook: NOT Unavailable

Not Your Mother

It is cheesy or self-serving that I recommend my own book for a Christmas gift? I’ll be honest, I’ve been giving them as gifts. I’m not absolutely certain that all the recipients are using them, but I think most of them are. It’s no secret that this book is near and dear to my heart. […]

Gift Idea: Pair a Juicer with My New Book

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A little over a year ago I bought my first juicer. It was a cheapo on sale at Walmart in anticipation of the holidays. I spent about $40 on it. It was a game changer. All winter long I juiced carrots, spinach, apples, pears, whatever came through the produce box, even parsnips. At first my […]

An Easy Wine & Cheese Gift Basket

Cheese card

As you mark your calendar for upcoming holiday events and get-togethers, consider how you can bless your hostess (or host) ask thanks for the effort and preparations that they’ve invested into said shebang. Here’s a fun gift basket idea that you can pull together rather quickly, perfect for a hostess gift. It’s also a great […]

Bread Machine + Cookbook = the Best Gift Ever

Bread maker and cookbook

Disclosure: If you make a purchase through the affiliate links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale in advertising fees. Your price is not affected, but the purchase through these links helps to support this site. Thank you! One of the best Christmas presents I ever received was from my […]

Give a Slow Cooker and Cookbooks for a Gift

365 slow cooker

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase does help support the costs of running this site. I’m a huge fan of the slow cooker. Whether it’s to cook […]

3 Great Cookbooks & Gifts to Give with Them

great cookbooks

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. The holiday season is approaching. That means it’s time to put your thinking cap on. Don’t go out and shop willy-nilly. If you decide to be purposeful in your […]