Using Dry Beans

How to Replace Canned Beans with Dry Beans Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat the more … well you know. ;-p (sorry couldn’t resist!) Black, pinto, northern, kidney, if it is a dry bean this would work, today just happens to be great northern beans. I started …

Homemade Raspberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Raspberry Jam without Fruit Pectin Those $1 raspberries were irresistible yesterday, so I am at it again … Round 2 on jam without fruit pectin.  I really just tweaked my blackberry jam and am winging it! 100% trial and error. I wasn’t pleased with the consistency of …

Seed Starters for the Garden

How to Start Your Garden with Seeds seed starters using toilet paper rolls … let’s talk about brownie points for recycling also! Do you know that moment when you have to chuckle at God because you once again realize he knows way more about how to bless you than you …

Homemade Bread

We’ve had a busy day between helping get my sister and her family one step closer to getting settled into their home before the baby comes and cleaning up garage sale stuff (it’s crazy how you can sell so much but still go home with a car full!). fresh bread …

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Mix

Home to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Mix I have one recipe that specifically calls for spaghetti sauce seasoning mix which is my grandma’a Upside-down Pizza. YUM! I’ll have to share the recipe in an update when I get a chance, so easy and good! I have forgotten the spaghetti sauce …

Homemade Sour Cream

Home to Make Homemade Sour Cream There is a difference between cultured sour cream and sour(ed) cream and today am making sour(ed) cream since I am using buttermilk instead of active milk cultures. I found a recipe at “Mother Earth News” and followed it using my homemade buttermilk. Homemade Sour …

Homemade Cream of ‘Something’

How to Make Your Own Cream of ‘Something’ Soup I am really excited about this post! The Mister doesn’t like mushrooms or celery so I have never attempted to use either one of those in my meals and eventually just phased out all cream of something soups altogether. Since starting …

Homemade Blackberry Jam

How to Make Jam without Fruit Pectin For starters I am no scientist and am sharing this information out of my own logical thinking and experience! If you have a more scientific explanation or information to set my thought process straight, please share … it will not hurt my feelings, …

Shredded Cheese

How to Replace Shredded Cheese Almost five years ago I attended a Pampered Chef kick off party when a dear friend of mine decided to become a consultant. It was at this time I never looked at shredded cheese the same again! The next time you get the chance to …

Homemade Maple Syrup

How to Make Homemade Maple Syrup So I made an attempt this morning and it turned out somewhat of a failure only because I thought it was too runny and I boiled my syrup for too long.  When it finally came to room temperature it had crystallized and was completely …