I still remember the first time I met you, Aioli…you were slathered upon the bun holding the most amazing hamburger I’ve ever eaten in my life…the Creswick Farms Grass Fed Beef Burger at The Electric Cheetah in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You were so creamy, so garlicky…it was love at first taste… No matter what you might think about the French, you can’t argue with the fact that they know how… Continue Reading
OK, so this is totally against all the “real foodie” in me…but in my quest to spend as little money on things as I can by making as many things as I can myself, I have wondered: Can I make a healthy, or healthier, marshmallow? Is it even possible to make your own marshmallows without the benefit of ginormous industrial equipment or magical woodland elves? Well, as it so happens,… Continue Reading
I just added a post to my Purposeful Nourishment blog on making your own cream of mushroom soup, plus I’ve included a recipe for Taco Seasoning and my mother in law’s famous Burrito Casserole. Come check it out! Kicking the Can(ned Cream of Mushroom Soup): A Healthy Alternative + 2 BONUS Recipes!
Canned Cream of Mushroom soup is a staple in the cupboards of my region. It is the heart and soul of a myriad of casseroles. We make Green Bean Casserole with it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Dinners. It livens up Beefy Macaroni and Cheese for a quick supper on a busy night, something known in our house as Surprise, It’s Supper. It’s one of those magical ingredients that you… Continue Reading
Have you heard of the No-Poo movement? It’s quite interesting. I gave it a whirl, then did a guest post about it on my friend’s blog, The Homesteading Hippy…come check it out! Really, her hubby read it and just totally cracked up. You’ll love it, I promise! Just click that link down below there… Confessions of an SLS Junkie: How I Went No-Poo
GUEST POST ON HEATHER’S BLOG A really good friend of mine gave me a reusable shopping bag stuffed full of hair care products – shampoos, conditioners, styling products. I was really happy at first since any money I don’t have to spend on stuff we need to keep ourselves hygienically civilized can be spent on other stuff we need, or Starbucks. But then I started to get suspicious… I started… Continue Reading
If you make your own laundry detergent, you might also want to save money on fabric softener. I love making my own laundry detergent, but when it comes to homemade fabric softener, I’ve been less than impressed. I also figure if I’m saving a ton of money on detergent, I can ‘splurge’ a little on the softy scenty stuff. I love clothes and sheets that smell delicious…I don’t think I… Continue Reading