A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try

I’m always open to time-saving ideas.  I read one the other day that seemed worth trying.  I tried it out and it was brilliant!  Enough of the suspense here it is: Homemade pre-made baking mix! What to do: Gather up your baking supplies and some ziplock baggies.  Into each baggies measure out dry ingredients likeContinue reading “A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try”

Healthy Food Choices

One day this week the local weather predicted gusting winds and rain, with snow in a nearby vicinity. Around 1:00 pm not only did we get rain and wind, but also hail, thunder, and lighting. It was the snuggle up with a good book type of weather. The howling wind made me think of the times of Laura IngallsContinue reading “Healthy Food Choices”

Pantry Challenge Day 3

Hello, again. I’ve been really excited by this Pantry Challenge.  Had I not done this challenge, I would not have had the opportunity to try many new recipes.  I think I’m going to have a few new favorites, which is a good thing, because it avoids food ruts. I’ve also been planning ahead by freezing a serving or two ofContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Day 3”

Pantry Challenge Day 2

So, we are experimenting with using up what we have in the pantry and fridge instead of running to the store.  Technically, I didn’t do Day 2 consecutively with Day 1, as we had Shabbos in between with one meal in and one meal out, but here you go: onion soup-onions, garlic, salt, water, balsamicContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Day 2”

The Pantry Challenge

There are times when it is not possible to get to the grocery store.  The reasons are many:  the store is closed, the car is being serviced, your energy is zapped and you don’t want to go out, you are waiting for payday, it’s December 24, etc. Most people are so used to “running toContinue reading “The Pantry Challenge”

B is for Bananas, Beans, Beets, and Biscuit Topping

Hello Everyone, I hope some of you had a chance to try the apple recipes I posted in a previous post.  The next letter I have in my recipe book is B. This is how I arrange my recipes-alphabetically, not by category like most cookbooks do.  I have given credit to the source of theContinue reading “B is for Bananas, Beans, Beets, and Biscuit Topping”

A is for Apple

This is a post where I’m going to give you some recipes using apples! As much as I love giving over organizing and de-cluttering tips, my WordPress statics say that y’all want more about all things kitchen, including meal planning and recipes.  So, this post is all about cooking with apples. Firstly, whatever I prepare is kid-friendly.  Secondly, I don’tContinue reading “A is for Apple”

Planning for a Large Meal

I know many of you in the USA are prepping for your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Turkey Day to those of you celebrating.  I, on the other hand, am prepping for the weekly holy Sabbath (aka Shabbos or Shabbat). For those of you overwhelmed with this one day a year tradition, imagine doing it every singleContinue reading “Planning for a Large Meal”

How about a Weekly Meal Plan?

Every week I receive a weekly reminder from one of my groups asking members if they want to try for a weekly meal plan.  It also asks if you have a Shabbos meal plan.  My husband and I have been planning our Shabbos meals for years (Friday supper, Saturday lunch, plus a third meal late Saturday before sundown).Continue reading “How about a Weekly Meal Plan?”

My Journey to Alternative Health and my Crazy Diet to go along with it

Title sounds interesting, doesn’t it?  Bet it got your attention.  Probably should have capitalized more of the words, but what the heck, I just didn’t feel like it. If I have to put up with people’s horrible grammar, spelling, and text abbreviations, a few lowercase letters will do no permanent damage in the grand scheme of things. Once uponContinue reading “My Journey to Alternative Health and my Crazy Diet to go along with it”

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Part of organizing is meal planning, aka knowing what you are going to eat before each meal instead of the quintessential “What’s for supper?” and be “like, uh…dunno”. Since I’m giving a concerted effort to no gluten-no dairy- low sugar, I had to try this.  I have a family with a sweet tooths (or wouldContinue reading “Vegan Chocolate Mousse”