I have this thing about making red, white and blue crafts, treats, decorations, and food for our patriotic holidays. My kids think it is neat to see what I come up with and certainly enjoy consuming anything I make. I try not to go way overboard, but I like to keep in mind using red, […]
Recently, when we were on vacation, we ate at a pizza place that served our pizza by the yard with homemade chili oil and fresh basil pesto. We ate there several times and I couldn’t get enough of it. I knew I had to make some at home. The cost of chili oil varies […]
When you live 30 minutes from the store, you try really hard to make sure you have everything you need on hand to do your cooking or baking. But sometimes you do forget to put something on your shopping list, and you don’t realize it until you’re in the middle of making dinner. With neighbors […]
One of the best ways to save on groceries is to have a plan. And if plans go awry, then having a stash of meals in the freezer is a great way to make sure you eat at home instead of hitting the drive-thru. I’m a big fan of make-ahead meals. I’m NOT a big […]
It’s easy to learn how to make your own butter. It doesn’t take many ingredients or a lot of time, and the results are amazing. Of course, unless you have access to cream from a dairy farm, you won’t save any save any money by making your own. I don’t have access to free cream, […]
I live in northern Minnesota, in a unique part of the world called the Iron Range. This is a place where iron is mined to make steel. It is a place rich in history and a melting pot of cultures. It is a place that drew thousands of immigrants from countries like Finland, Sweden, Germany, […]
Do you love sushi but don’t like the cost? Then you will love this post! Do you wish there was someplace to buy sushi in your area, but there isn’t? Why not make it at home?