Making Homemade Pickles

Making homemade 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.

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 change, […]

Olive Bruschetta and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

Olive Bruschetta and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives and Kitchen Play. This olive bruschetta is utter deliciousness! It’s the perfect summertime snack and a must-make for your next party. As I type, I’ve just returned from the airport where I dropped off my friend Amy. Amy is a wine blogger and world traveler. She was […]

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins : Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix.

Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix. 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 change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! […]

Naturally Sweet Treats

Naturally Sweet Treats

Enjoy a treat without all the added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. These goodies are sweetened naturally. 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 change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. […]

Mamabars (aka DIY Larabar Recipe)

Make your own Larabar Cherry Pie bars quickly and easily with this recipe for "Mamabars".

Make your own Larabar Cherry Pie bars quickly and easily with this recipe for “Mamabars”. 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 change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Coconut Cashew Banana Bread

Coconut Banana

While I have many different banana recipes to rely on — Coconut Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Banana Pecan Coffeecake, and Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting — I decided to try something different.

I wanted something lightly-sweetened. The kids have been great about not going overboard since we went off our sugar fast, but there’s been an increase in bad attitudes that has me wondering.

Green Chile Burritos

Green Chile Burritos - Make up a batch of these Green Chile Burritos for supper or to stash in the freezer at a later date. Either way, you

Make up a batch of these Green Chile Burritos for supper or to stash in the freezer at a later date. Either way, you’ll eat good and cheap. Burritos are the spice of life. Well, if they aren’t, they should be. They are one of the easiest, quickest meals to pull together with little work […]

Cinnamon Toast Croutons

Cinnamon Toast Croutons - Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn

Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn’t it? Make snacking croutons with dry bread for a good cheap eat. At the beginning of the Pantry Challenge, I cleaned out the freezers and inventoried what we had. That amounted to quite a few heels from sandwich bread. Those are generally the last pieces to be eaten around […]

3 Mall Favorites You Can Do Better Yourself

3 Mall Favorites You Can Do Better

The shopping mall has been known to offer some pretty sweet treats. Here are three favorite mall standards that you can make better at home. My hometown was pretty itty-bitty when I was a kid. There was a Kmart and a few grocery stores, and that was about it. Today it’s what we call Shopping […]

6 Great Dips You Can Make Yourself

6 Great Dips to Make Yourself

Forget packaged dips. Make your own to control the ingredients and eat good and cheap. I’m always surprised when I see the vast array of packaged dips there are available commercially. Whether it’s a package of dry seasoning or a refrigerated tub of something, there is no end to what you can buy at the […]