Frugal shopping during times of shortages and price increases.

Trigger warning. This post was written up on September 10th. If you are reading this now, there could be more shortages on this date. This is just my opinion on what I am seeing and how I feel about this. Everyone can come to their own conclusions to what the heck is happening where ever…

A chocolate house for Valentine’s Day.

A different take on the traditional gingerbread houses. Got the idea from a boxed Oreo house kit from the holidays. They were sold out at the store at the time so we made one ourselves after looking up the recipe for Oreo cookies. The cookies did not come out like the store bought Oreos but…

Blogmas day 4…Swedish coffee cake

This is a recipe I had in my file for years. I can’t remember where I got it but it is yummy I will say that. Okay, first let me explain about recipes and me. I don’t normally cook in my house because everyone else loves to cook whereas I love to craft and do…

Home baked pretzels

Our whole family loves pretzels. These are so easy to make too. Hope you all like this one. Warm pretzels from the oven on a cold Winter day is so yummy. You will need: 5 cups of flour 2 1/2 cups of water 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Yeast 1/4 cup of butter Mix into…

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

Peanut butter cookies

Time for something yummy and fun all rolled up together in a delicious little cookie. In our family we are still trying to make small changes here and there when it comes to the foods we eat. These simple recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients are not only better for us but they…

 Shopping at the Farmers market

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough” Frank Crane We try to get to a farmers market at least once a month. Nothing wrong with the larger food stores but at a farmers market you can find a healthier selection of foods…

DIY-Decorating sugar cookies

Repost- This was one of my favorite posts to write and it happens to hold the spot of number 3 most popular post of mine. I always love any excuse to bake cookies for the people I love. I also love being creative. The two didn’t mix very well in this post because my cookies…

Banana Bread

I am at a loss for words. That is not a very catchy title…just Banana bread. This week is the first week that the heat has officially hit us here in Phoenix Arizona and I am feeling the blahs. Or I am feeling the summer time blues. I don’t know what to call it, wow…