Honey & BlackBerry Muffins

The honey in these muffins give them a unique and delicious taste. One of the reasons I love this recipe is because it tastes great with any berry! I chose to make these with blackberries, but I also love them with blueberries or even chopped fresh peaches. This is a one bowl recipe, which saves… Continue reading Honey & BlackBerry Muffins

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce tastes so much better than store bought! When you make it homemade, you get to control what the ingredients are and perfect the taste. I love making this applesauce in the fall when apples are cheap and in season. I use granny smith apples because I like my applesauce on the tart side.… Continue reading Homemade Applesauce

Cheddar & Garlic Buttermilk Bicuits

If you love those tasty cheddar bay biscuits from that famous seafood restaurant, I think you will love these. These cheddar & garlic biscuits work so well for a few different reasons. Garlic powder evenly distributes garlic flavor throughout each bite. If you were to use fresh garlic there is a chance you wouldn't get… Continue reading Cheddar & Garlic Buttermilk Bicuits

Soft White Bread (Easy & Cheap)

I came up with this recipe a few years ago when I made my transition from active duty to a stay at home mom. I wanted to save as much money as I could now that we were on one income only, but there is another part to the story! I used to buy the… Continue reading Soft White Bread (Easy & Cheap)

Easy & Delicious Sourdough Bread

Although I've had my sourdough starter developed for awhile now, traditional sourdough bread always intimidated me. I would see videos of cooks on youtube or food network that were doing all these crazy folds every couple of hours. They would keep the dough at a warmer temperature and use special baskets & tools. I took… Continue reading Easy & Delicious Sourdough Bread

Necessary Kitchen Tools For The From Scratch Cook

I came up with two lists of kitchen tools, specifically for those who cook their meals from scratch. One is a "needs" list, and one is a "nice" list. These items also make great gifts for those from scratch cooks you have in your life, or to newly wed couples! Needs to have: A set… Continue reading Necessary Kitchen Tools For The From Scratch Cook

10 Easy Ways To Stretch Your Meals (when money is tight)

When I first transitioned out of the military to a stay at home mom, things were tight at first. If we wanted to live off one income, I had to get creative with our budget. One of the easiest bills to shrink is your grocery bill. To do this, I stretched our meals and made… Continue reading 10 Easy Ways To Stretch Your Meals (when money is tight)

How To Make Bone Broth In The Instant Pot

Not only does bone broth have great flavor, but it is also packed with nutrients. Store bought bone broth can get pricey, especially if you are on a tight budget. Let me walk you step by step on how you can easily make it at home in your instant pot(any model)! To make bone broth… Continue reading How To Make Bone Broth In The Instant Pot

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe starts with a simple roux to get max creamy factor. If you have never made a roux before, it is whisking equal parts of melted butter/fat and flour over medium heat, and then adding cream. Then you whisk until it is nice and thick, kill the heat, and add cheese. The above photo… Continue reading Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

My Favorite Chili

This is my favorite chili recipe for a few reasons. It is full of flavor from the spices and vegetables, it is healthy, its very simple to throw together, and because my whole family loves it. I like to dice my carrots and peppers fairly small to make sure they are very soft when the… Continue reading My Favorite Chili