Category: Recipes

French Toast

  French toast is a favorite in my family. I usually prepare this without measuring anything, so in this recipe I’ll be estimating the measurements. But seriously, I don’t think anyone can go wrong with French toast.    I use day old French bread, but any kind will do and portion out two slices per person. …

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos I love McDonald’s breakfast burritos, but I’m unsure of the ingredients, so I love to cook them from scratch for a savory mid-week breakfast or an easy going dinner. I usually make homemade tortillas the day before because it is a little time and labor intensive, but so worth it!    My all…

How to Make Distilled Water

I use distilled water to dilute my homemade cleaners and in my humidifier . It costs under 90 cents per gallon. I use roughly a gallon every two weeks. The cost isn’t much, but I would like to stop buying water in plastic jugs. Thankfully, I stumbled across instructions on how to make distilled water…

May Recipes!

This May I plan to share recipes from my favorite cookbooks or online sources as well as a few originals created by me! Here is a sneak peak of the topics I’ll cover this month: In the Laundry Room – Recipes for detergent, stain removal and fabric softeners Under the Kitchen Sink – Recipes for…

My Week Cooking From Scratch

Spring Break in the Hester household was a week of trial and error. I began the week off with a plan to be processed food free. I avoided buying toaster tarts, crackers, bread, lunch meat, chips, etc and prepared homemade versions instead. Here’s how the week’s menu turned out. We did take a 2 day…

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…

Whipped Butter

In my quest to be frugal with my weekly food budget, I literally whipped up this recipe this morning and it was a real hit with the fam. Take a 1/2 cup of room temperature salted butter and a 1/4 cup of whole milk and place in a standing mixer. With a rotary beater mix…