The Garden

A picture says a thousand words right?!?!  Can I get away with just that for today 😉 Just kidding! Here’s my garden which last fall was an overgrown mess of shrubbery and bushes.  We pulled the mess out last fall and today was the day to get it looking like …

Homemade Brown Sugar

How to Make Homemade Brown Sugar Today’s post has turned into a dedication to my sister and her beautiful family that will soon be expecting their fourth AND just arrived back home from their mission field yesterday in preparation for their new arrival in a couple months! Making me an …

Homemade Strawberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Jam We needed some jam to go with our homemade peanut butter and I refrained from purchasing any when I was at the store this last time. All I have to say is this blog as brought a WHOLE new meaning to grocery shopping for …

Homemade Croutons

How to Make Homemade Croutons As dinner prep was wrapping up last night I decided to throw together a small salad; and then I sadly realized we had no croutons.  Croutons aren’t a must have around here but we sure do like what they add to our salads! I didn’t …

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix “A little bit of this and a little bit of that” has been my approach with homemade taco seasoning.  I feel taco seasoning is one of the kitchen staple items that one recipe is not going to cut it for everyone.  We all …

Dishing Up Some Inspiration

Today’s post is very spontaneous! My post was going to be on homemade taco seasoning but our travels took us by the quaint location of Clayville Historic Site just 15 minutes West of Springfield, IL on route 126. For a girl who grew up wanting to be a pioneer when …

Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter I have to be quick today, it’s game day! Today’s item does involve the need for extra equipment so this may or may not be doable for you. I have a very gracious sister who let me take care of her food processor while …

Homemade Ranch Dressing

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Today’s homemade item is one I have been doing since the Christmas holidays when I needed ranch dressing and didn’t feel like running to the store for the umpteenth time that week … which led me to grab my phone and start searching.  My …