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Chicken, Pasta, and Veggies.

Anyone close to me knows that “chicken and pasta” has been my go-to comfort meal for literally decades.  Cook up some short pasta, add some seasonings, bread crumbs, parm cheese, and cut up chicken….can’t be beat. Until now. My grown up mouth decided one day that this could only be made better by adding veggies. […]

Scented Wax Melts.

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of scented wax melts for a while.  Candles are nice, but they get to be expensive.  By making your own melts, you can save some money and choose the exact scent that you want.  You also control what goes into the melts so that you are only releasing pure […]

Canning Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate.

A few weeks ago I accidentally picked 23 pounds of strawberries….ok, I meant to pick a lot, but not quite that much 🙂  I always get carried away with that sort of thing!  First, a huge shout out to Shenk’s Berry Farm in Lititz PA.  I drive about a half hour to go there even […]

Calendula Oil.

I’ve been at this for a while, but finally ready for my first jar.  Calendula oil can be used for many things (look online to find out!), but my purpose is to make calendula lotion for use this winter when my skin really starts to dry out. Calendula plants are actually very cheerful and a […]


This is NOT a recipe post but just something I wanted to share.  One thing I struggled with for years was a way to organize my “recipes”.  I’m not a paper person so I didn’t want to have a bunch of printed out pages all around my house.  Most standard recipe computer programs require you […]

Croutons Take Two: plus, bagel chips!

A while back I had posted a recipe for making homemade croutons.  They didn’t come out great and I had promised to try again using a different kind of bread.  I never got around to it.  Then, after getting my new food dehydrator, I decided to try again, but this time using the dehydrator instead […]