Recipes for making the most of what you have

These are some of my favorite recipes and ideas for making the most of what you have.  I’ve been using these while trying to work around not being able to buy certain ingredients.  Thought you might find these helpful to extend the food you have on hand or make do with what you’ve got duringContinue reading “Recipes for making the most of what you have”

Feeding Yourself and Your Family in Uncertain Times

I’ve always tried to keep a small pantry stocked because I don’t like to shop and of course for emergencies.  I add to it as I go along by adding an extra item or two to my grocery orders, especially sale items. Recently I have been reminded of the importance of keeping a pantry stockedContinue reading “Feeding Yourself and Your Family in Uncertain Times”

It’s Time to Buy Cranberries

My Fresh Cranberry Sauce Copyright 2011 by R.A. Robbins I know the holidays are over, but there may still be fresh cranberries available in your grocery store.   This is a good time to stock up. Why Cranberries? The price may be going down. In fact it may already have.  If you haven’t already picked upContinue reading “It’s Time to Buy Cranberries”

A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs

When I think of spring and summer something that always comes to mind is deviled eggs.  They are always a part of my Easter table as well as picnic food throughout the summer. The other day I was talking to a friend about an upcoming potluck in our little community.  I said, “We might endContinue reading “A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs”

Eat Well to Live Well

I used to hang out online with people who were trying to be live frugally.  I always thought I could pinch a penny till it squealed, but some of these people were extreme in their methods as well as the beliefs that were driving them to save as much and spend as little as possible. Continue reading “Eat Well to Live Well”

Healthy Living A to Z: D is for Dessert

Don’t get too excited.  I’m not going to tell you to go out and indulge in every high fat sweet treat you can find but there are healthier ways to enjoy dessert. One of my favorite treats is fresh or frozen berries.  Strawberries are natures candy.  Fruit can help satisfy cravings for sugar. Chocolate hasContinue reading “Healthy Living A to Z: D is for Dessert”