Slow Cooker Cooking Tips I have been using a slow cooker/crock pot for as long as I can remember. The convenience is wonderful. I normally cook in my slow cooker 2 to 3 times a week. Especially on nights I am working late. I recently purchased a brand
There are so many ways to cook cauliflower. Oven roasting gives the cauliflower a crunchy roasted flavor. Try it, I think you’ll like it as much as we do. I hardly ever steam cauliflower anymore. Did you know that cauliflower is high in vitamin C and
I can’t get enough soup in the winter. I feel like I’m always cold and soup really warms me up inside and out. I have these stoneware bowls that I use for soup. They are perfect. They keep the soup hot longer, and you can
I live in the suburbs and have a small backyard with a nice size vegetable garden. A few years ago when I was doing some weeding around the cucumbers, I came across two little eyes peeking at me from under a cucumber leaf. If I hadn’t seen his eyes
When I have l left-over chicken I usually make chicken salad for my husband to take for lunch the next day or two. It’s really good and easy to make. Chicken Salad Leftover chicken (I used 2 left-over baked chicken breasts. I cleaned most of the
My Dad wasn’t a great cook. He was a man with good intentions. I remember him making eggs for my Mom on Sunday morning. He would have them ready when she walked in the back door coming home from church. Sometimes they would be over cooked or
I keep a plastic bag in my freezer that I use to keep any left-over vegetables. If we won’t be able to eat it before it spoils .I will toss the left-over vegetables in a plastic bag/container and put in it the freezer. When I make soup or
I was shopping at our local Earth Fare and came across a container of Carrot Chips. They were kind of pricey for me so I thought I would give it a try to make them at home. I peeled and thinly sliced 2 carrots I made two
Tropical Traditions has Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil on sale until January 19. I started using this product a year or so ago. At first I was very skeptical about the product. Coconut oil? I don’t like the flavor of coconut! Even if it is better for you…well
I work at a computer and I get occasional neck strain. I don’t have a heating pad. I found this instructional post that helped me whip up a heating pad for my neck in minutes. All you need is a pair of socks and 1
Since I have been cooking with more whole foods. I needed to learn more about using herbs and spices. I am trying to eliminate as much sodium as I can so using herbs makes sense. It is a healthier way to flavor our food. I grow
Through out history salt has been considered a valuable commodity. (You can read more detailed information here Wikipedia). But in modern times we are consuming an excess of salt. To much salt is as detrimental to your health as is lack of salt in our diets. Today
The last few day here in Ohio we have been blessed with temperatures in the mid 50’s. Feels wonderful! Makes me want to work outside in the garden. It surely won’t last long, but I’m enjoying it while it does last. After Christmas I
I used to buy pre-made meatballs in the frozen section of the grocery store. They were so easy to prepare. Just put into a sauce, heat em up and they were ready to go. They taste pretty good…until you taste homemade meatballs. No comparison. So I figured it
Kale Chips 1 bunch kale olive oil sea salt Preheat oven 350 F Wash and trim the kale. Removing the stems. I used kitchen shears, made it pretty easy. Tear into small bite size pieces. Make sure the kale is dry. You can use a
A friend of mine gets a delivery once a week of organic fruits and vegetables. One of the vegetables she was getting was kale. She asked me if I had ever eaten any. I told her I hadn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know people ate kale.
Growing up in my family we had a New Years tradition. We always ate sauerkraut and pork after we rang in the new year. It was one of the few meals my Dad cooked. He would make it a couple different ways. I still make it
I have always wondered if buying organic is really that much more beneficial for you. I have been buying less processed foods. Buying more locally grown fruits and vegetables. Last summer I bought corn, green beans, and green peppers to freeze for the winter. The
Many years ago my daughter gave me a framed pictures of us with this quote. It is a reminder to me of what is important in life. One hundred years from now, It will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house
Slow cooker chicken with homemade onion soup mix is easy and so delicious. I use my slow cooker a couple times a week. It’s great coming home from work and having dinner ready. The smell is wonderful when I walk into the house. Since I have decided to
I love bread! Especially white bread. I know it’s not good for you so I decided to explore whole-grain flour vs white flour. White flour makes light and tender baked goods. There is something else white flour does in the process. It creates inflammation inside
I love old stuff! When I was a little girl once a week at least Mom and Dad would go to a couple local thrift shops. Back then the shops were not as nice and organized as they are now. They were dirty and cluttered.
I love sugar! No denying it. I have tried to live without it. But really…who wants to live without the sweet deliciousness of sugar? So I went on a quest to find something better than white processed sugar. Sucanat which stands for Sugar Cane Natural.