Potato Salad Recipe

This potato salad recipe was my first attempt at potato salad and it was easier than I thought. More importantly though, it was delicious! We will definitely be doing it again. […]

DIY: Easy Pear Jam Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Finely Chopped Pears 1/2 Cup of Water 5 Cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 1 Box of Dried Pectin 1 Tablespoon of Butter

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DIY: Easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Cup of Jalapeno Peppers 2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 6 Cups of Sugar 2 Pouches 0f Liquid Pectin (3 Ounces Each) *Red or Green Food Coloring (Optional)


























DIY: Easy Pearsauce in the Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients: 20 – 30 Pears (or however many fits in your crock pot after coring, peeling and slicing) Cinnamon 1 Cup of Water 1 Cup of Sugar (Optional) Directions:

1) First Peel, Core and Slice the pears (if you have an apple corer/peeler/slicer, it will work on pears too) and place them in your crock […]

DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe Ingredients: 5 Cups of Blackberries 7 Cups of Sugar 1 (1 3/4 ounce) pack of dry Pectin
























1) After carefully measuring out the blackberries, pour […]

DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.


For this […]

Easy Chicken Gumbo Recipe

One day I was going through my pantry trying to come up with an idea for dinner and decided to see what I could make based just on my long term storage food. I didn’t use any specific recipe, but rather just added things that I thought would go good together. The result was a […]

DIY: How to Make Hard Apple Cider

The recipe below is for 6 gallons of hard apple cider however, the recipe can easily be adjusted down to make a smaller amount. To do so just change the ratio of the ingredients. For 1 gallon use 1/6 of all the ingredients, for 2 gallons use 1/3 of all the ingredients, for 3 gallons […]

Quick Tip - DIY: Compost Can

For all the composters out there I have a real quick tip to share. Kitchen waste makes some of the best compost around; not to mention it means you don’t waste your waste. One problem people tend to have with composting though is they just don’t want to walk all the way to the compost […]

DIY Camping Pillow

Today’s Tuesday tip could not be easier. Anyone that has ever been outside knows it’s dirty. Duh, right? So, why take your clean pillows from your house where they can get dirty and at the same time take up so much space in your bag. So, I came up with an alternative solution that serves […]