Lilac Vanilla Jelly

This always marks the beginning of canning season for me. The blooms on the bushes and the sweet smell wafting through the air, then brought into the house and canned up to be enjoyed till the next bloom of the Lilacs. Only use lilacs that come from a tree or bush that are not sprayedContinue reading “Lilac Vanilla Jelly”

Keeping cats off our counters… Pet Shock Mats

Our 2 barn rescue cats are driving us nuts. They refuse to stay off the table and counter’s of which are the only 2 rules I insist on. They literally have free range over the entire house. But they refuse to listen to me. Can you see how the phrase… What, were you raised inContinue reading “Keeping cats off our counters… Pet Shock Mats”

Canning Pickled Peppers and Carrots

This recipe is amazing. But sadly I can’t find it on the internet anymore so… Steven thank you we have enjoyed it for years. Below you will find my conversion for making it into a bigger batch. This is the amounts needed for a 25# bag of carrots. Make smaller batches but this is whatContinue reading “Canning Pickled Peppers and Carrots”

Review of the Chef Choice Meat Slicer

Why would you buy a meat slicer? You might be asking yourself that question. I did for so many years… Till I asked a friend how she got her homemade bread sliced so perfectly and she laughed exclaiming she just used her meat slicer! That right there was genius!!! I was also making our ownContinue reading “Review of the Chef Choice Meat Slicer”

Growing up During World War II

With the way of the world going now, do you ever stop and wonder if your kids will be ok? How to get them through the turmoil if a war would hit us in these times? For years I have been fascinated with how people found the will and courage to survive during tough times.Continue reading “Growing up During World War II”

The Sale is for Dinner – Planing The Weekly Dinner Menu!

Years ago, sitting at a friends house, she was commenting on how expensive groceries had become. I think of that moment often these days. Because, I have never seen groceries so expensive in my life! She was trying to get idea’s of what to make for her family for dinner, and I was sitting theirContinue reading “The Sale is for Dinner – Planing The Weekly Dinner Menu!”

The Savings and Meals Out Of One Whole Chicken – On Sale!

I am perusing through the new grocery add and while groceries are becoming increasingly more expensive as the days go on… I though I would write about the beauty of the whole chicken. It was years into my adult hood that I finally tackled the whole chicken. I literally thought it was massively complicated. ItContinue reading “The Savings and Meals Out Of One Whole Chicken – On Sale!”