Sugar cookie cutouts

We are not finished with our Christmas just yet and a Christmas without cookies just isn’t right. So I got out all my cookie supplies to make the family some of their favorites, with sugar cookies being at the top of that list. To get started you will need: 1/3 cup of shortening ½ cup…

DIY’s from the 1920’s…rock house magazine part 5

This was the cool part when I looked through this magazine, the fact that even back in the 1920’s they did crafts. More so in fact, since there were no other distractions like we have today. Also things were harder to come by so you had to either figure out how to make something yourself or…

DIY-Flour tortillas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. It’s also a great day because the teacher strike in our state is over and now my son is back to school. He went back Friday. We were a little worried about graduation and his diploma. He has worked very hard for four years keeping those high grades and getting…

   DIY-Candy orange peels

Before I get into how my husband makes these I have to warn you, at least according to him. This recipe involves a lot of boiling and draining, so please be careful. He said “cooking this will probably kill you and while I am joking, I’m really not”. Those are his words, not mine…so please,…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…

Best homemade Banana cranberry muffins

There is nothing that beats homemade anything, at least in my book that is. It just taste better when it comes from your own hands and oven…just wish there was more time to make everything by scratch. These banana muffins have always been a hit in our home, a favorite of my sons growing up,…

  Mini zucchini pizza

One of my favorite little Italian snacks to make are little mini zucchini pizzas. We usually get a ton of squash and zucchini up north at the little red house from neighbors around this time of year and this is one of our favorite things to make with all those veggies. It is pretty easy…