Buttermilk Spice Muffins

Buttermilk Spice Muffins

With all of the running around we do during the week, on the weekends, I like to make breakfasts a little more special. This morning I made buttermilk spice muffins and received glowing reviews from the family. I first came upon these muffins while having brunch one...
Simply Rich Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Simply Rich Chocolate Truffle Recipe

The best gifts are those that are made with love… and chocolate. Truffles are synonymous with holidays like Valentine’s Day and making them with pure your ingredients will make them richer. Chocolate truffles are the easiest confections to make. All you...
How To Make Pumpkin Seed Treats for Chickens

How To Make Pumpkin Seed Treats for Chickens

This weekend, my daughters and I were carving our pumpkins like we do every year around this time. As I carved the pumpkin into the desired ghoul, I realized this year that instead of throwing the pumpkin scraps and seeds into the compost bin like I normally do, I can...
Bursting With Basil? Here’s How to Use It

Bursting With Basil? Here’s How to Use It

I look forward to growing basil every year in my garden. It’s fragrant, has a multitude of culinary uses and as an added incentive of repelling deer and certain insects away. I have also heard that basil leaves can be rubbed on the skin to keep mosquitoes away....
5 Recipes to Make the Most of Your Cucumber Harvest

5 Recipes to Make the Most of Your Cucumber Harvest

Many of you who have started gardens are undoubtedly wondering what to do with all of your summer’s bounty. Aside from enjoying them fresh from the garden, cucumbers can add a fresh taste to your favorite salads, sauces, and dips. As well, you can enjoy the...
Homemade MREs

Homemade MREs

Meal planning for emergencies can be simplified if we adopted the same principles as the U.S. Military for making MREs. The meals are pre-planned, they are conveniently sealed and stored away for a later date. Granted, the lifespan of homemade MREs will not be...