buying in large quantities

13 Things to Buy in Bulk

I only go to a big box store or Walmart a few times a year, and when I do I stock up in bulk on some items.  I also have found I can order some things on Amazon  Prime cheaper in bulk, then buying from my local market.  And I don't even spend money on [...]

12 Kitchen Safety Tips for Handling Poultry

It's summer and barbecue time, and let's face it, chicken goes on the grill right behind hamburgers and hot dogs.  Chicken, however, is not as safe to handle as beef (although beef certainly can carry bacteria as well, and most of the same rules apply to other eat besides chicken).  So here are some tips [...]

Easy Date Nut Bread

One of the things I buy in bulk is dates.  I love them.  And they are terribly expensive in the little packs at my grocery store, but when I buy dates in bulk on line , the price per pound is much less than the tiny pack in the store.  They keep well in the [...]

Making Yogurt at home with a cooler

For the last few years I have been making my own yogurt.  It's easy, I can make as much or as little as I might need, and it is totally fresh without preservatives or added sugar.  It's great in a smoothie, or just dished up with fresh fruit.  Use it anyway you would use a [...]

My Blooming Cactus

I have a cactus grown from a small piece my sister gave me.  She got a piece from her father-in-law, so we are keeping it going in the family.  It's taken years for the plant to get large.  Every spring I put it outside - it just loves rain and summer sun. This year it [...]

15 Kitchen Tricks and Saves – Hacks, if you will

For whatever reason, I dislike the term "Kitchen Hacks" that seems to have become so popular recently.  So I thought I would share some "Tricks and Saves" that might make your life easier in the kitchen and home. They are in no particular order. A clothespin in the kitchen - a clothespin is small and [...]

Grandma Said “Don’t Go to Bed Mad”

When I was quite young, I remember my maternal grandmother talking to me about  family relationships.  I distinctly remember her saying "To get along, you never go to bed mad.  Remember that.  You should always talk things out before sleep". I don't remember the context of the conversation, I was probably only 7 or 8 [...]