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 [...]

A vacuum that handles pet hair!

I haven't done a product review before, but I just have to tell you about the new vacuum I bought.  Exciting, I know... so some basic facts first. I have two long haired Border collies, 4 cats, and a husband who works in construction and outside in general.  So it doesn't take much imagination to [...]

Container Gardening

Anyone can do container gardening - on a table, in a window, on a deck or porch or in a garden setting. From the smallest, maybe a pot of two of herbs in a window, to a garden that is 25 x 40'....if you want to have some fresh plants, herbs or flowers, I am [...]

Fox Pines Meat Rub

This is my favorite dry rub for meats - great on ribs, steaks and chicken. It's both sweet and smoky and a bit spicy. This will make about 1.25 cups. 1/4 cup smoke paprika 1/4 packed brown sugar 1/4 cup ground cumin (if you grind your own, so much the better) 1/4 c coarse sea [...]

Bacon Grease Is Liquid Gold

My mom always had a grease container in the fridge that we poured bacon fat into. It was just a give, something that tasted great could be reused in other ways.  Since then, fats have been banned as unhealthy, but really animal fats are a healthy kind of fat, especially compared to some manufacturer fats [...]