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Tips For Buying Affordable Organic Food

May 26, 2009 – 8:47 am

8 great ways to save money when buying organic food for your family!

DIY Canned Food Rotation Shelves

May 16, 2009 – 2:01 pm

You could buy one of these, if you want to spend over $30 for each one! Or… you could make your own, for FREE!! Check out how it’s done.

Safe Cookware: Stainless Steel

April 22, 2009 – 6:28 am
Safe Cookware: Stainless Steel

I’ve been doing lots of reading on what the safest cookware is. After checking out lots of products, I have come to realize that, besides cast iron, the next safest cookware to be using is Stainless Steel. But I’ve learned that you can’t just go and find any stainless set…

My New Cast Iron Dish- For Making… Sonker??

March 14, 2009 – 12:00 am

Meet the newest addition to my cast iron cookware. When I asked what it was made for I was told, “Sonker”! What in the world is that??

Cooking With Cast Iron

March 3, 2009 – 8:57 pm

“I recently decided that it’s time for me to start collecting cast iron cookware…to my luck my Mother-in-Law happened to have some extra pans stored in her basement that she was kind enough to let me have. So, now that I had the stuff I wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. I was a little intimidated trying out the frying pans, as they were not seasoned and I had no idea how to go about seasoning them.”

Homemade Butter

February 1, 2009 – 7:00 pm
making butter

A step-by-step “How To” on making fresh butter an easy way.

Free Waxed Paper

October 22, 2008 – 1:21 pm

“Here is a way that you may never have to buy waxed paper again!”

Fruit & Vegetable Wash Recipe: How To Get Rid Of Nasty Pesticides!

September 17, 2008 – 6:38 am
Fruit & Vegetable Wash Recipe: How To Get Rid Of Nasty Pesticides!

If you just can’t buy organic produce, here’s a super cheap and effective way to clean pesticide residues and bacteria from your fruits and veggies before consuming them.