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 [...]