Blueberry Jam: Canning Summer


Jam making isn't hard, if anything, it is one of the simplest ways to learn how to can! And...if you use pre-bought pectin it is even easier. Be sure to read the boxes/containers of pectin, some types have preservatives added (usually liquid pectin). Sure Jell and MCP brands are both sold on the … [Continue reading]

DIY Pantry Make Over


When Kirk and I were looking at our house, the owners had put two bookcases in the 'mud room', which sits off the kitchen and goes out to the garage. The bookcases were their attempt at a "pantry". While in theory I could have out the food in our kitchen, it wasn't convenient by any means. For one, … [Continue reading]

DIY Roadside Chic Lawn Furniture


How do you embarrass your 16 year-old son so badly they want to slide into the foot well of the van? See a free piece of metal furniture on the side … [Continue reading]

National Blueberry Muffin Day Giveaway & Recipe


National Blueberry Muffin Day is today! And what better way to celebrate it with a recipe AND a giveaway? Krusteaz has a delicious and simple Wild … [Continue reading]

Cherry Oatmeal Streusel Muffins


What is partially dessert and even more so breakfast? What gets little kids eating happily, because they think "cupcakes for breakfast!"? I had scored … [Continue reading]

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Lighthouse


DIY Terra Cotta Garden Lighthouse - the perfect addition to a garden! As with all Pinterest ideas, I am sure if I had a huge crate of random paints … [Continue reading]

Caprese Pasta


Have I mentioned how much I love the few short months when I can walk out to my garden and pick fresh Basil for dinner? Life has been busy here - … [Continue reading]

Zucchini & Sausage Parmigiana


I had an idea for a zucchini parmigiana, and made it a meal by adding vegan sausage. The meal takes a bit of work, but is well worth it! And a perfect … [Continue reading]

Safe Commercially Made Treats For Allergies

This post was originally on my other blog, TrailCooking: Safe Commercially Made Treats For Allergies. That can be a very intimidating subject if … [Continue reading]

Vegan Strawberry Coconut Frozen Cream


Holly, from My Plant Based Family, got me thinking after I posted my recent Strawberry & Blueberry Frozen Cream recipe. She wondered if we could … [Continue reading]