Small Batch Canning Recipes – Homemade Orange Marmalade Recipe

I don't know about you, but there are two things that scream summer to me; ice cream and oranges. The sunny taste of oranges is one that I love to preserve so that I can eat it fresh all year long. Sure, I could buy frozen oranges or I could eat my favorite freeze dried citrus … [Read more...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage … [Read more...]

Landscaping Tips for Beginners – How to Take Your Yard from Trashy to Flashy on a Budget

Have you ever been driving and noticed a yard (or two) that looked absolutely amazing? If you've got landscaping envy, you might be tempted to run out and spend your entire paycheck on outdoor items to make your yard look the same. Doing so though is not only a bad idea for your … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Fresh Corn for Longterm Storage

Summer garden season is here which means two things; if you took the time to build a garden on a budget, you may have an overabundance of fresh sweet corn or if you don't have your own garden, you'll be able to find amazing deals on fresh sweet corn at the stores and farmers … [Read more...]

Homemade Toothpaste – All Natural Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste is one of those items that you just can't live without, but for my family, the last thing I want them sticking in their mouth is a chemical cocktail with who knows what as an ingredient. Fortunately it is a fairly easy issue to solve since making my own homemade … [Read more...]

16 Canning Safety Tips You Should Know

Learning how to can food was something that had been on my bucket list for years before I actually did it. I'll be honest and tell you that the possibility of blowing up my kitchen was something that terrified me, but I wanted to be able to put up good quality, nutritious food … [Read more...]

How to Forage for Morel Mushrooms

Some of my best memories as a kid are going mushroom hunting with my Dad or a friend who knew more about foraging for food than I did. As a result, I have always loved mushrooms when added to my favorite recipes. Pizza, pasta, salads, deep fried, filled with yummy goodness, … [Read more...]

How to Figure Out Your Plant Hardiness Zone

If you've been learning how to plan a garden, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Planning a garden for the first time can be a daunting task and most people don't realize just how much work it actually can be. There is a lot of information that you need to gather before you even … [Read more...]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

When my Emma was an infant she had GERD something fierce. It still bothers her occasionally to this day, but back then it was an everyday, all day fight for us. Needless to say, we had issues with her getting a diaper rash if we didn't immediately get her dirty diaper changed and … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]