Wild Edible: Lion’s Mane

Wild Edible: Lion’s Mane

Lion’s mane is a rock-star in the mushroom foraging realm. It’s easy to spot, easy to cook, there are no poisonous look-a-likes to worry about, and has incredible nutritious and medicinal qualities! What more could you ask for? Sign up for our newsletter Food Advertising by

Homemade Pizza Sauce For Canning

Homemade Pizza Sauce For Canning

Last year the Mr. and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had one pizza crust left, a little bit of mozzarella, a little bit of cheddar and some pepperonis. Almost everything for a pizza EXCEPT the sauce! The Mr. challenged me to make pizza sauce from scratch — something I had never tried before! I jumped at the challenge and was AMAZED at the results. I found this recipe at Cook Like Your Grandmother and I’m absolutely hooked on this adorable, home-cookin’, down-to-earth food blog. Sign up for our newsletter

17 Things To Do To Add Quality To Your Life Without Costing a Penny

17 Things To Do To Add Quality To Your Life Without Costing a Penny

Oftentimes we get caught up in the rush and hustle-bustle of our worlds and our lives. Keeping up with the Jones’s, fear of missing out, goals, dreams, to-do lists, schedules, climbing the corporate ladder. It can be exhausting! Over my years of repeat stress-induced burn outs, I’ve come up with a list of fun things to do to add quality of life that won’t cost you a penny! Because let’s face it, there are dozens of things to do that cost money, but at the end of the day financial worries just add one more layer of guilt. Sign up for […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

  Have you ever had an idea, lurking in the back of your mind, that all of a sudden becomes something completely unavoidable? Then over a series of days, you keep finding input from different places about this very same idea? I came across an interesting article from Organic Authority the other day that backed up an opinion I already had about laundry detergent. My ex-husband had very sensitive skin. We tried detergent after detergent, even the ones designed for sensitive skin. No matter what, he would break out across his chest and back in a painful and annoying rash. Sign […]

Homemade Freezer Biscuits

Homemade Freezer Biscuits

A couple times a month I’ll pre-make a bunch of food for freezing for days when I simply don’t have the time or inspiration to create something great from scratch. I always have these handy. Pull them out when you get home from work, or a little before dinner, so they thaw before cooking. Sign up for our newsletter

Wild Edibles: Coral Mushrooms

Wild Edibles: Coral Mushrooms

Identification  One of the most beautiful and easily-recognizable mushrooms that are just starting to appear in the woods nearby are Coral Mushrooms. Aptly named, coral mushrooms resemble common corals you would see off the coast. It is characterized by it’s soft tan pr white color, crown-like tips, and the many, thin, branches, bunched together, between two and five inches high. The tips of each branch will be topped with a small crown. Sign up for our newsletter

Victory Garden – Free Download

Victory Garden – Free Download

Victory Gardens (War Gardens) were created and encouraged during WWI and WWII to reduce the demand on food supplies. Civilians were encouraged to plants their own vegetable gardens, in what little land they had, so that produce and rations could be sent to the troops overseas. Across the United States and Europe, young men who had been farming before the wars were recruited into battle and left commercial farms struggling to keep up with demand. Sign up for our newsletter

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy Homemade Meatballs

  I love all good, old, classic, down-home food and spaghetti and meatballs is about as classic as you can get! This recipe is simple, wholesome, made with real ingredients, the way Gramma made them. Sign up for our newsletter

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when the hubby and I were searching for a new way to do boneless, skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already have all the ingredients in your pantry! I’m also assuming you can cut the breasts into smaller strips and make them like chicken fingers. Sign up for our newsletter