Filed under Recipes, food and otherwise

Like it: Stovetop oatmeal

We gave up on instant oatmeal packets for our family of five a while ago. Mornings still call for oatmeal, but now I make a pot of it at a time. Seriously, it is faster than trying to make the same amount with those little packets, not to mention cheaper and so much healthier. I … Continue reading

Trying it now: Making Dill Pickles

Trying it now: Making Dill Pickles

Our little gardens are growing three things right now: pumpkins (nothing promising yet), tomatoes (slowly coming, tasting great so far), and cucumbers. The cucumbers by far have been the most productive. I had 12 pickling cucumbers in my fridge yesterday, with many more little ones on the vine, so I decided it was time to break out the … Continue reading

Trying it now: Homemade Vanilla

Trying it now: Homemade Vanilla

My fingers smell fantastic. I just keep sniffing them. I am making homemade vanilla, for the first time. I have been dying to try this for over a year, and finally, finally I ordered vanilla beans from Amazon. For 1/4lb “Premium Bourbon-Madagascar” vanilla beans, about 27 beans, I paid around $12, and also ordered some sweet almond oil (something else … Continue reading

Like it: Homemade Crunchy Granola

Like it: Homemade Crunchy Granola

I found this recipe in last December’s issue of Family Fun, tore it out and stuck it in my binder to try someday. Last week, I cleaned out my binder and swore to try the remaining recipes ASAP. Tonight, after realizing I forgot to buy cereal, I made granola. It is really easy, and a good … Continue reading

Like it: Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Like it: Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

My poor bread machine works almost everyday at our house, churning out dough. Today, it made bread dough this morning, and now it is mixing and kneading dough for cinnamon rolls. I make the dough and assemble the rolls the night before, let them “rise” overnight in the fridge (the cold temps slow the action … Continue reading

Like it: Cooking Beans

Yesterday I made a big pot of pinto beans, and today I am cooking a pot of kidney beans. We actually ate the pinto beans with dinner last night, with chicken enchiladas, ndn then I put the rest in portions in the freezer. The kidney beans today are just because I was home all day and … Continue reading

Like it: Grilled Pizza

Like it: Grilled Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and we make it ourselves almost every week. When the weather is nice, I make grilled pizza. This is especially tempting when it is very hot outside and I do not want to heat up my kitchen by heating my oven up to 450 degrees to bake a … Continue reading