“Bring the washing in off the line, it’s about to rain!” This phrase was often echoed throughout the small community we lived in during our 3-year stay in Scotland. It never ceased to amaze me that in a part of the world that received enormous amounts of rainfall, people were line drying laundry outside on aClick to Continue »
Archives for June 2016
Have you ever found a recipe that had “just 3 ingredients,” but one of those ingredients was a box of cake mix? Did you know that there are 26 ingredients in a box of yellow cake mix? And did you know that 4 of the top 5 ingredients to avoid in food are included inClick to Continue »
When I think back to the days before we ate real food, there were a lot of “classics,” like Little Debbie Fudgey Brownies and Hot Pockets. Recreating those classics and making them with real food (black bean brownies and homemade hot pockets, respectively) brings immense satisfaction. I want my kids to enjoy some of myClick to Continue »
Ever since I realized you can use a slow cooker to make basic ingredients for meals, like making all-purpose slow cooker chicken for salads or tacos, I love my slow cooker more and more. I’m also finding more ways to use it, like making a big batch of homemade beans in a slow cooker.
Nearly six months after our cross-country move, last month was the first time we have come close to our monthly food budget since moving to Georgia. It was the confidence boost I needed to keep following the tried-and-true methods that have always kept our grocery budget low in the past. Things like shopping in bulk,Click to Continue »
Choosing to drink raw milk because of the health benefits is a priority for my family, but the cost can ruin my budget if I’m not careful. That’s why we buy six gallons of raw milk every week. In case you’re wondering how my family can drink six gallons of milk in a week, letClick to Continue »
I’ve had my eye on making natural deodorant every since we stopped using shampoo. But for one reason or another, it didn’t make it to the top of the to-do list. Plus for a long time I didn’t wear any deodorant at all… and if I wasn’t wearing it, then why bother make it?
Homemade ice pops are easy to make with 100% fruit and no added sugar. Mixing flavors makes homemade ice pops an easy frugal summer dessert. Do you remember eating ice pops as a kid? They’re kind of like these cherry limeade popsicles, but they’re frozen inside plastic tubes instead of on a stick. I have fondClick to Continue »