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Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

Don't you just love Fall? Crisp cool mornings, falling leaves, crunchy leaf piles, apple orchards, pumpkin everything? Without a doubt Fall is definitely my favorite season, and one of the traditions we have here, is to fill the freezer and my canning jars with lots of apple goodness. One of our favorites things to make [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|The Kitchen|Comments Off on Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

Elvis Bread!

Most people know that one of Elvis Presley's favorite foods was peanut butter and banana sandwiches! I've tried them myself and believe me they are pretty good, but what if you could have all that and some chocolate too? Just the other day a friend of mine posted something that looked amazing! Peanut Butter Banana [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|The Kitchen|4 Comments

Nourishing Broth

Chicken soup, nourishing, comforting, powerful! Before processed foods came along, like the little packages of chicken flavored MSG and high sodium, cooks used good rich homemade broth to make soups, stews, sauces and gravies. Everyone enjoyed the many benefits of these whether they knew it or not. I have a hunch they knew the healing [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Nourishing Broth

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

The snow is crunchy, the air is crisp, and who doesn't love to come inside and warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? I'm going to share with you a quick and easy recipe for delicious hot chocolate mix that you can make and store, or give away as gifts! Why make your [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

Bread and Butter Pickles

These days of summer, I am enjoying my garden bounty! I have lots of cucumbers to make pickles with. I usually make garlic dills and jalepeno hot pickles. Those are great, but I've been looking for something different, and I've found it! My Mom used to make bread and butter pickles, so I searched for [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Bread and Butter Pickles

Ginger Bug Soda

I hate to admit it, but I'm an addict. A soda addict, or as we say in the midwest, pop! Most of my adult life I have consumed way to much pop. A couple of years ago I started to research, and realized that pop, both diet and non diet would have serious consequences on [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Ginger Bug Soda

Making Yogurt at Home

Some would ask why would I want to make yogurt at home? Well there are a number of reasons that this is a good idea. For one thing, you can save a lot of money making it yourself! Quality Greek yogurt at the store right now goes for at least $4.00 per quart. If you [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Making Yogurt at Home

Making Homemade Saurkraut

Growing up with a full blooded German Grandfather in the house, I have eaten my share of saurkraut, but only in the last couple of years have I learned how to make it myself. Let me tell you, the store bought stuff doesn't hold a candle to homemade! Not only does it taste great, it [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Making Homemade Saurkraut

DYI Instant Oatmeal

Did you know there is a healthier version of those yummy little oatmeal packets from the store? Yes it true! You can still have the convenient little packets but without as much sugar and you get to customize the ingredients to suit your needs. I don't have a lot of kids left at home, just one actually, but [...]

By | October 10th, 2015|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on DYI Instant Oatmeal

Natural Fall Cleaning

The time has come at our house to do some Fall cleaning. To me it's not as much fun as Spring cleaning, simply because we all know whats coming next, right? Yep, Old Man Winter is right around the corner. Soon the windows will be covered in plastic and everything sealed up. My husband is [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Homemaking, The Kitchen|1 Comment