The end of 2017 is just a few days away. It is a time of transition. A time to reflect on the past and a time to get ready for the future. Continue reading “Transition to the New Year”
Not all of my experiments in the kitchen are a success. Once in a while, or, as recently as yesterday, it just ends in a sticky, sweet mess. Continue reading “Attempting Potato Candy: A Sticky, Sweet Mess”
Pure honey will become hard if left to sit long enough. This happens even faster when it gets cold. It is easy to decrystallize honey without cooking it. Continue reading “How to Decrystallize Honey”
Many causes claim October as their “awareness month.” I would like to focus on one in particular, the one that I personally have encountered. That is Miscarriage and Infant Loss. Continue reading “Reflecting on Miscarriage and Infant Loss”
Vanilla extract is the most frequently used liquid spice in my household. From recipes to flavoring coffee, I use a little bit every day. To save money, I make my own.
Continue reading “DIY Vanilla Extract”
Whatever else you might think of when you hear of “cast iron” cookware, you might also think about how different it is to clean. I said “different,” not “difficult.” Cast iron cookware does not have to be a pain to take care of, like I once thought it was. Continue reading “Caring for Cast Iron Cookware”
Have you ever had fresh-baked bread? I’m talking about that taste and texture that I’ve only had from bread recently out of the oven. Homemade bread used to be a challenge for me, but with sourdough, bread and other delicious food is so easy.
If you could spend $30 once so you could save at least $520 a year, would you do it? Besides the money on tools, you would need to invest some time learning from YouTube videos and a little time periodically getting the job done. I’m talking about one of the biggest savings in our budget: I learned how to cut hair for my husband.
Who else has hundreds of recipes saved on Pinterest? For the past several months, I have been working through all the ones I saved. Then it happened: one of the links no longer worked. My solution for all the recipes in the future is simple: I made a recipe binder. Continue reading “A Recipe Binder”
The best vacation that I have had yet has been both relaxing and only partially planned out. I want to share a few of the things that I have figured out on how to have the best vacation, or even a smaller trip.