Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Super Easy 5-ingredient, 6-minute Fabulous Fudge

I didn't make it to work today. I really wanted to go as I could use the hours....hours equals money and who couldn't use more money?
I had a bit of vertigo this morning. I had three dizzy spells before I even made it downstairs. By the time I got downstairs, I knew I wouldn't be able to get behind the wheel of a car. Nope. Not even going to risk it.

So, I called in to work and set out to make fudge instead. Which is great because a dizzy spell while in my kitchen equals holding onto the counter. A dizzy spell driving a car equals driving into a pole.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Chicken Cordon Blue Soup

I planned to make this soup yesterday, but, well....I was just too tired. I made the mistake of eating out at a fast food place. Yeeeah. I spent the rest of yesterday with a bloated, upset stomach. I should know better than to eat fast food. It usually never agrees with me.

This soup, however, is fabulous. And I threw it together this morning in about 30 minutes. Of course, I had some of the prep work done already like the bacon was already cooked as was the ham. I just chopped them up this morning.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Easy Cinnamon Roasted Nuts at Home

I have been making these for a while....well, since I became extremely frugal and hated paying $5 for a small cone of them at ren fairs or the mall.

And let me tell you, these things are addictive!

The flavor variations are endless. You can do cinnamon....like what I'm showing you here. Or you can do hot...and add cayenne....mmmm... or do a nutmeg/allspice blend for a twist on traditional flavors.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Homemade Tiger Balm

I make this for my dad who says it's the only thing that relieves his pain. Even his prescription painkillers don't work as well.
I'm not saying this will work as well for you as everyone is different and you have to use what works for you. But give this a try, and see how it goes.

Friday, October 9, 2015


While the best bacon is cooked over an open fire, second best is usually done at home. And let's face it, that's where most of us are 90% of the time. Right?
So unless you plan to fire up the grill, start a backyard pit, or go camping, I have simplified the at-home bacon cooking process. And bonus! you get to keep all that bacon-y goodness smell.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Food in a Pinch

Have you ever wondered about eating freeze dried food? I certainly have. So much so that when the husband and I went to our local big chain outdoor store a few months ago, we picked up some to try.

Now, I know some people have heard that freeze dried is absolutely horrible, and yet others say it was fabulous. But this is what I know for sure- it's food, and in a pinch (say lost job, grid down, or just to supplement your food storage), freeze dried is certainly an option to remember.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Homemade Mayo the Easy Way

I know I haven't been posting for a long time. What? Since last December and it's now September? Oh, wow. Sorry. Life...it kind of got in the way. Between school, transferring schools, attending two schools, my parent's failing health, my father-in-law's failing health and my own surgery, things just seemed to get away from me.

But I'm back. For now, anyway. I can't say things won't get hectic again. Hell, they probably will. But I'll do my best to keep posting fabulous shortcuts and tips.

So- I had many friends ask me about how I make my mayonnaise. Well, here's a video to answer that....and a picture or two.