I adapted this cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe by replacing some of the flour with cocoa powder. The results were super delicious, maybe even better than the original.
Chocolate brownies work great for snacks and desserts. These brownies can be cut up into smaller bite-sized pieces for a delicious snack or kept in the larger size and served with cream or ice-cream for a dessert. This is also a great option for the whole family to join in with. Let the kids mix […]
If you’re like me, your backyard flock of chickens is laying well, you are beginning to harvest the first of your summer produce, and you may be looking for creative ways to feed your family. This meatless meal relies on eggs as the primary protein source, but even without meat, you’ll find it filling and […]
Some of my favorite gifts to receive for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, May Day (I’m bringing that back), and all of the other festive celebrations in between are gifts that come from somebody’s kitchen. I’ve enjoyed fresh loaves of mouth-watering breads, sweet jams and jellies, and cookies with secret recipes. The writers here at The […]
If you’re a baker (even if only once in a while), you know how important it is to have vanilla on hand. Oh sure, you can purchase the typical imitation vanilla or the commercial version of pure vanilla extract. But you’ll never know if it’s adulterated (unknown additives) or not, and you won’t have the […]
A couple of years ago, I was given my grandma’s canning jars. When I told her I wanted them, I never envisioned how many there were. She showed me eight rows of pint and quart jars four deep! I do some canning as well as use them to store dry goods like pasta, rice and snacks, but […]
Silicone bakeware is the newest trend in baking these days. If you are considering purchasing new baking pans, here are a few tips and things to consider. 1. Silicone Pans Are Nonstick Silicone pans promise to be nonstick and thus easier to use because greasing pans is unnecessary. I haven’t found this to be true. […]
Keeping toddlers busy is indeed a challenging task for most parents. Believe it or not, the easier thing to do is to have a toddler help out in a grown-up activity. Baking is one such activity that can be easily adapted for toddlers. Here are tips on how to enjoy baking with your preschooler.
Baking can be a joyful and fulfilling experience. Here is an easy-to-understand explanation of common baking ingredients.
Growing up, I remember the wonderfully intoxicating aroma of breads and cakes wafting through our home. And it is this memory that inspired me to learn and master the craft of baking. Most people I come across seem surprisingly daunted by the thought of baking cookies or cakes themselves. However, it is quite easy and great fun to bake the lightest of pastries, or a divinely delicious chocolate cake, all on your own.
In today’s economy we’re all looking for ways to stretch out budgets. While many times the need for frugal living means creative meal preparation on the part of the wife and mother, there are other ways to help with family finances from home. Here are some zero or low-cost ideas for making money from home.