I really love hot cocoa in the wintertime. It’s a nice comfort drink for me. I don’t usually purchase the packets at the store. One because my family can’t have the dairy that’s in them and two they can be a little expensive for what you are getting. I usually mix up a cup of […]
How to Make Your Own....
Below you will find recipes for making items you would normally purchase at the store yourself. Most of the recipes are for food items, but there's a few other items mixed in too. Not only can you take pride in making something yourself, you can avoid ingredients that you would rather not be exposed to, since you are making it yourself. Looking for more? Check out the DIY section.
You know one of the ways to cut down on your grocery budget is to stop food waste. I know it’s sounds like such a simple concept, but at times, it can be easy to let food just waste away in the cupboard or refrigerator. I’m making an effort to reduce our food waste this […]
My family loves hash browns to go with breakfast or with a breakfast dinner. For a long time the only way we ate hash browns was from the freezer section of the store. But one day I looked at the ingredients. Which were basically potatoes and some kind of fat. There was also some additives […]
Today’s easy gift idea is super easy. I have, in the past, made my own soap. I would mix the lye and the oils to get beautiful handmade soap. I could share one of those recipes with you, but to make that soap it takes a lot more time and equipment, than the one I’m […]
Lunchables, what a great invention. Little packs of meat, cheese and crackers all sealed up in a nice little package. There is just something about those little compartments that kids love to eat out of. I know a snack type lunch is one of my kid’s favorite lunches. Now if you can get the Lunchables […]
Do you buy seasoning mixes in those little foil packages? If you do, would you like to have some recipes that you can make yourself to replace those? I really like to make my own seasoning mixes. I can purchase the herbs and spices really inexpensively at Winco Foods. So the cost of each mix […]
If your kids are like mine, they like to have something different every now and then, for lunch. My son really gets sucked in by commercials. I need to learn how to harness the power a commercial has over him, to help him memorize his math facts. It’s amazing to me that he can […]
Whenever I purchase a whole chicken, I like to roast it and then use the bones and wing tips to make a nice homemade stock. Not only does it taste so much more flavorful than the store bought stock it also contains more gelatin in it which is supposed to be very good for you. […]
A while back, I shared my Frugal Homemade Bread Recipe that’s diary free and egg free. It’s one of the bread recipes I make often. It turns out really good, almost every single time for me. Plus all the ingredients can be stored right in your pantry. No milk or eggs needed. I started baking […]
Convenience foods are great to have on hand for a busy day or busy morning. Because of my family’s allergy to milk most convenience items are out for us. I usually cook from scratch or search out brands that I know are safe for my family, but those can also be a little more spendy. […]
Have you ever tried to make your own soda pop? Depending on where you live you might call it, soda or pop or soda pop. I used all of these names over the years, but I think in our area most people use the word pop. But anyway have you ever tried making it yourself? […]