Tag: Kitchen

Dishwasher Cubes

If you’ve ever wanted to try a homemade dishwasher recipe, here’s your chance. I probably will still use my favorite store brand products but this recipe comes in handy when I run out. I usually have most of these ingredients on hand for my household cleaning. Feel free to comment and let me know how…

Fresh Herb Salad Dressings

I love walking out to my garden and picking fresh lettuce for a spring salad and whipping up a fresh dressing to accompany it. Here are three of my favorite salad dressing. The first recipe is a ranch dressing made with fresh herbs and milk instead of mayo. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs   …

Chicken Stock Basic Recipe

Homemade chicken stock is an essential in my house. You can use it in about anything savory you are cooking. It works great in soups, stews, cooked grains, boiled vegetables, and all by itself. Here’s the recipe: Take a whole chicken fryer and cut the breasts and leg quarters and freeze for later use. Take…

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos I love McDonald’s breakfast burritos, but I’m unsure of the ingredients, so I love to cook them from scratch for a savory mid-week breakfast or an easy going dinner. I usually make homemade tortillas the day before because it is a little time and labor intensive, but so worth it!    My all…

Roasted Chicken

I pull the bird out of my zipper plastic bag and set it on the counter. There are dark shards sticking out of it’s skin. After closer inspection I realize they were residual feathers from plucking. Oh fun, my husband is going to love this. He is extremely particular about his poultry. He won’t even…

Pickin’ A Chicken

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I also picked up a roasting chicken at the Farmer’s Market. When I arrived at the market, I felt uneasy for some reason. I’m not sure I know how to shop without pushing a shopping cart and selecting prepackaged food. I brought along my soon to have a…

Whipped Butter

In my quest to be frugal with my weekly food budget, I literally whipped up this recipe this morning and it was a real hit with the fam. Take a 1/2 cup of room temperature salted butter and a 1/4 cup of whole milk and place in a standing mixer. With a rotary beater mix…

Coffee Filters

Are convenient single serve items more costly and time consuming in the long run? For example, I loved using my single pod brewer. It was great for my family because we each liked a different flavor of coffee. Just pop in my pod and place my coffee cup under the dispenser and presto my own…

The Cooking Pantry

Cooking! Luckily, I love to cook and prepare food. I do it for my family about 3 times a day, 7 days a week. I occasionally take a break picking up fast food or pizza, but I still make the majority of “what we eat” decisions in my family.  My family members do have a…

Baking Pantry Staples

In my kitchen I have two pantry sections, one for baking and the other for cooking. In this post, I’ll cover my baking pantry. When I open my cabinet doors, I find cake mix, biscuit mix, self rising flour, cornbread mix, brownie mix, frosting, muffin mix, and cookie mix. Each of these prepackaged mixes are usually…