Sour Cream and Dill Dip

Sour Cream and Dill Dip - Homemade dips take just minutes to make and use up all that herbal goodness just waiting in your spice cupboard.

Homemade dips take just minutes to make and use up all that herbal goodness just waiting in your spice cupboard. We are big dippers around here. Whether it’s hummus, salsa, or homemade sour cream dip, we like to stick small bits of food into sauces and eat them. The carrot, tortilla chip, or potato chip […]

25 Great Appetizers for the Big Game

25 Great Apps

Looking for a new recipe for your Super Bowl party? Check out some of these crowd-pleasing favorites. 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. […]

Favorite Juices & Smoothies

Favorite Juices & Smoothies - Tips and recipes for making juices and smoothies easier at home.

If one of your food goals this year is to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, smoothies and fresh juices are a tasty way to do it! Check out these great recipes. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

The following content is sponsored by AeroGarden in partnership with Kitchen PLAY: I am the daughter of a farmer. Well, a farmer who decided to go to college and become a teacher. Instead of growing hundreds of acres of corn and soy beans in South Eastern Minnesota, my dad planted a quarter acre of sweet […]

Homemade Cranberry Soda

Cranberry Soda

I used to be a soda pop junkie. A few years ago, I decided to give it up. I don’t really remember why. But, I think a handful of cavities had something to do with it. And maybe empty calories, too. Regardless, I kicked my cola habit. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes like […]

Honey Syrup

Honey Syrup sweetener

Years and years ago I bought Sweet ‘n’ Low. In fact, those pink little packets of artificial sweetener were staples in our tea and coffee cupboard, not because we liked the taste, but because we liked sweet tea. Here in California, tea is not usually served already sweetened. You have to sweeten it yourself. But […]

Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Make your own smoothies to save money, eat more healthfully, and bring convenience to your own home. Ever since I was in college, the siren song of the smoothie bar has been strong for me. Even after we bought a pretty heavy-duty blender, I found myself tempted to go get a smoothie rather than make […]

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Onion Dip from Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Make your own homemade onion soup mix to keep on hand to flavor dips and main dish recipes. Sour Cream and Onion Dip is one of my weaknesses. And even though not all my people love sour cream as a topping, they go wild for the dip. I’ve developed a couple different recipes for sour […]

Lemon-Lime Sports Ade

Lemon Lime Sports Ade

Forget bottled ades. Make your own sports drinks to save money and avoid icky stuff. Today I have the opportunity of guest posting for the October Unprocessed series, hosted by Eating Rules and sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.  I’m sharing my story on falling in love with homemade as well as Big News and a […]

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 […]