Category Archives: Pantry Staples

Light Ranch Dressing

I’m constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of processed foods that we eat, especially with things that we eat on a daily basis. We are nowhere near perfect, but we do pretty well with staying away from frozen … Continue reading

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How To: Make Homemade Pasta

I’ve mentioned before that growing up, Sunday afternoons always meant spaghetti at Grandma and Grandpa’s with my Grandma’s famous sauce. Now, if you’re going to spend all day simmering spaghetti sauce, there is no way you go just throw it … Continue reading

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DIY Brownie Mix

As you may know from reading the blog, I’m obviously a big fan of making things from scratch. Cookies, pizza dough, tortillas, even brown sugar – all can be made at home with a few ingredients and a little elbow grease. … Continue reading

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How To: Make Powdered Sugar

Let me set the scene for you. It’s a Friday night, you’re home relaxing with your hubby after a long, busy week. You’re craving something sweet, and after perusing your Pinterest boards for a while, you finally decide on making chocolate … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars

Granola bars have to be the world’s most portable snack. As someone who works 12-hour shifts at a hospital, some days I barely have time to use the bathroom let alone sit down and eat lunch. Therefore, granola bars are … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

I love making homemade granola. It’s quick and easy to toss together, and tastes so much better than anything from the store. You can really be creative with granola, and add different spices, nuts or dried fruit to suit your tastes. Since … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

At this time of the year, it seems everyone in the food blogging world is crazy about pumpkin. With good reason, I must say, as who can resist pumpkin and spices mixed into some sort of fabulous baked good? When … Continue reading

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Canning 101: Zesty Salsa

We go through a lot of salsa in our household, so canning homemade salsa this year was a given. There is nothing better than noshing on fresh salsa made from veggies grown in your garden…in the middle of January. Homemade salsa … Continue reading

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Canning 101: Basic Tomato Sauce

Canning season is in full swing in this household. Last year I started slow with just applesauce and apple butter, but this year I have much more ambitious plans. One project that was definitely on my to do list was a … Continue reading

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Sweet and Zesty BBQ sauce

Do you know someone who seems to eat ketchup with everything? That would be my husband – except his condiment of choice is barbecue sauce. The man uses barbecue sauce on anything and everything, from burgers to mashed potatoes to … Continue reading

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