Category: Kitchen

This Will Make Great French Toast!

“This will make great French Toast! ” is a response I’ve received from my husband often over the past few weeks. I’ve been on a making homemade bread kick. I’ve tried Challah, French, Banana, 100 % Whole Wheat, and numerous other bread recipes from my bread maker’s manual. At least three times a week I…

Coffee Filters

Are convenient single serve items more costly and time consuming in the long run? For example, I loved using my single pod brewer. It was great for my family because we each liked a different flavor of coffee. Just pop in my pod and place my coffee cup under the dispenser and presto my own…

The Cooking Pantry

Cooking! Luckily, I love to cook and prepare food. I do it for my family about 3 times a day, 7 days a week. I occasionally take a break picking up fast food or pizza, but I still make the majority of “what we eat” decisions in my family.  My family members do have a…

Baking Pantry Staples

In my kitchen I have two pantry sections, one for baking and the other for cooking. In this post, I’ll cover my baking pantry. When I open my cabinet doors, I find cake mix, biscuit mix, self rising flour, cornbread mix, brownie mix, frosting, muffin mix, and cookie mix. Each of these prepackaged mixes are usually…

The Kitchen Sink and Beneath

I’m not trying to be fanatical and convert everyone to the way I run my kitchen. I know the kitchen is a very personal area of the home. What we consume, how we consume it and how we care for that area of the home is a touchy subject. I’m just inviting you to ponder…

Coffee Grounds for Your Hair?

I’ve been on a mission for a while to find hair products I feel are safe and get along with my scalp.  When I say safe, what I mean is a product without toxins or allergens. I’ve had quite a time trying out different brands, organics and all natural products, baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, clays,…

A Doable Household Audit

A household audit is less intimidating when evaluated in sections. Here is a breakdown of each area in a typical home: Kitchen/Pantry Dining Room/Breakfast Room Living Room/Den Laundry Room Bathrooms Home Office Bedrooms Garage/Storage Room Attic/HVAC/Water Heater Take an area a week and answer the following questions: What is the area’s purpose and how is it functioning?…

FM Eggs

Okay, so I’ve listened and watched way too many “sustainable” podcasts and documentaries lately. I’ve been informed of each animal’s carbon foot print and the calories it takes to produce food for consumption. I won’t go into all that here, just read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Anyhow, I’m turning over a new leaf…