Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.


The Many Uses of Flour

When the economy started it’s downward spiral the commodity most talked about was rice and flour. I started to write down all the many uses of flour. When used in baking it binds the ingredients together and supports the batter to prevent nuts and berries […]

Magic Magnets Science

One day while I was at Target, I picked up some Cars, the movie, magnets from the dollar bin. Mason and Everett went nuts over them allowing me to get dinner finished and on the table. To play Magnets : – Collect different types and […]

Holiday Spice Substitutions

I hate it when I am ready to cook something then discover I am missing an ingredient. So glad there are clever people out there who have figured out a few substitutions. Beware of substitutions though. I made the chili powder for my chili once […]

Experimenting with Celery and Food Coloring

We had to make “orange” play dough for Mason’s homework assignment. While the play dough was cooling, Mason decided he was more interested in making other colors using the food coloring. A lot of green and a few drops of blue made…well, green. In a […]

Cleanup With Green/Homemade Cleaners.

When my kids are bored I illicit their help with cleaning the house in addition to their regular chores. They are still young enough not to mind. Even the baby likes to help out. I learned how to make my own cleaning products a couple […]

Hot Chocolate Maker

We received this hot chocolate maker a few months ago as a gift from my sister-in-law. It is the coolest thing. Even my husband was impressed by it. The maker is not just for hot chocolate. You can make any hot drink in it such as […]

Roasting Peppers

A few weeks ago, a friend and I got together to start a monthly cooking class. Her theme for the class was “Cooking in Season”. Our menu consisted of “Fruit Skewers”, “Greek Steak Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette“, and “Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake“. One […]