Herbal sugar syrups are useful in natural remedies and as natural flavoring for ices, popsicles, and candies.
This simple, scrumptious chimichurri sauce made mostly of parsley, garlic, and olive oil tastes amazingly fresh and pairs with red meat, fish, and chicken oh-so-beautifully!
Making gorgeous, delicious bone broth that gels when it cools and soothes when you sip is easier than you think. In this post, we delve into the differences between stock and broth, the benefits of bone broth, AND show you how to make bone broth three different ways: on the stovetop, the slow cooker, and the Instant Pot.
Making this restaurant-style salsa is super-simple and absolutely delicious. And even better, you can enjoy it right away or can it for long-term storage, since it’s safe for canning!
This basic and SUPER-simple stir fry sauce can be used for anything from chow mein to egg roll dipping sauce – it’s very versatile! And even better, you just mix everything up in a jar and you’re good to go for months.
It’s spring – and thus it’s the season for light, refreshing flavors. Homemade lemon curd is just one way to bring lemon flavor to light and curd makes any dreary day a bit cheerier. Not to mention elegant! Adding lemon curd to yogurt, dolloping it on top of a piece of cake or toast, or…
Make healthy DIY popcorn oil for your next movie night! This movie-style popcorn oil will make you feel like you’ve gone to the movies and is sure to please.
Homemade applesauce and homemade apple butter are superbly and blessedly simple to make – and they’ll provide you sunny, sweet cheer through the winter. (We also take a look at why organic apples matter, which is actually important, in this case.)
Homemade garam masala is the spice crown jewel of East Indian cuisine and absolutely makes curries SING. This spice blend uses easy-to-find ingredients & mixes up in less than 5 minutes.
Make your own DIY cake mix and avoid the heavy load of preservatives found in store-bought varieties. Homemade cake mix saves money too. My, oh my.
Making homemade apple cider vinegar is SUPER simple – it just takes a few apple cores and a bit of patience.
Homemade Oreos are simple and our recipe churns out delightfully deep black cookies. Except unlike the store versions, ours are nearly guilt-free.
This smooth and creamy homemade hot chocolate mix uses simple, real food ingredients. Take it camping, Christmas tree hunting, or just sip it by the fire!
There’s just something about scent. It’s amazing how scent and memory are so absolutely interlocked. Have you ever had a scent transport you to a long-forgotten place or memory? A certain deodorant transports me to a cobble-lined street in Brazil. A certain cologne reminds me of my first kiss. Vanilla air freshener makes my husband’s…
Want to avoid all the thickeners and preservatives that some brands of evaporated milk use? Make it at home! Evaporated milk, that slightly thick milk that typically comes in a can, is a fairly easy ingredient to make at home, considering it has only one ingredient: milk. But despite its simplicity, it’s also a…
What’s Thanksgiving without Green Bean Casserole topped with crispy French Fried Onions? Our simple homemade recipe has got you covered.
Making your own simple homemade cream of mushroom soup to have on hand for casseroles and cravings will help you avoid food additives and save money.
Homemade pumpkin pie spice celebrates autumn and making it at home saves money, saves a unexpected last minute trip to the store, and avoids nasty additives. It tastes better too!
These homemade fruit on the bottom yogurt cups are simple, frugal, healthy, eco-friendly, customizable, and kids can even make them all by themselves! Homemade yogurt cups are the way to go for any busy, healthy family.
This fig butter is unlike any you’ve known – and it’s easier, tastier, and healthier too! If you love Fig Newtons, you’ll swoon for this simple version.
Homemade string cheese is an easy, fun treat to pop in your child’s healthy school lunch. With this sneaky shortcut, you can make homemade string cheese at a fraction of the cost of the store-bought versions AND avoid most fillers and additives!
Homemade Velveeta and Homemade Cheez Whiz are your real food answers to the chemical-laden, “food” product the stores offer. Try these super-easy, nourishing recipes today!
Spoon this luxurious peanut sauce over rice or your favorite sautéed vegetables. It’s quick and delicious!
These quick homemade pudding cups make a nourishing, HEALTHY substitute for store-bought pudding cups that are full of undesirable ingredients. Whip these up in 5-minutes flat! (These taste better too.)