Category Archives: Making your own food

Homemade bread crumbs

With that next loaf of homemade bread, don’t forget to save those bread crumbs for future recipes. I freeze mine.


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Making homemade applesauce for baby

Need to use up those fall apples? Can’t finish the bag?
Here’s an idea if you want to substitute sugar in your recipes–homemade apple sauce! If you choose sweeter apples, you’ll have a sweeter sauce.
Or eat it with kielbasa and cabbage.
Or feed it to your baby.
It’s homemade, easy to do, and 100% natural. (Feel free to add sugar, but I don’t add anything to mine and it comes out yummy and sweet.)


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Organic Meat pie

This is actually supposed to be made of possum, but I was fresh out. Not that I wouldn’t use one if I ever hit one on the side of the road….

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Unable to follow directions

Do you remember those tests they gave you in elementary school where the teacher told you to read the directions as she passed them out? The first two lines read, “Read all of the directions before beginning the test. Write your name at the top of your paper and put down your pencil.”

There were students who did just that and then sat, swinging their feet and twisting around to spy on all the students who raced to finish and answer number 15.

I made it all the way to # 15.



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Trying out the bread machine!

Last year, we were given a used bread machine and I simply never got around to trying it out. Boy, what was I thinking, right? As Mom Photographer said…Talk about making life easier. I threw all the ingredients in and three hours later…


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Making your own flavored coffee

In an attempt to get away from those non-recycleable foil coffee bags or even the plastic containers of coffee…or the endless paper cups of coffee that will one day end up in the trash because I “forgot” my reusable mug again…I devised a better and CHEAPER plan!

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No to cereal.

In order to shy away from cereal’s plastic packaging, here is a gander of breakfast ideas we’ve created so far…

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Wheat and oat blueberry coffee cake

I find myself standing in the bakery department every single time I go to the grocery store, admiring the muffins and the cakes and the doughnuts and the scones. And I tell myself, “NO, NO, NO! WALK AWAY!” Sometimes I pick something up and read the ingredients list of how much fat one muffin contains and I remind myself of all the excess packaging. Besides, seeing the 14 grams of fat for one muffin makes it easier to walk away. I’ll make it myself at home. And I’ll make it better.


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Quick, homecooked Eggy Bread

I think home cooking is green. In the spirit of  cooking at home, I’m adding random recipes of food I make, other than my crock pot meals I document on my G.I. Crockpot blog, (which I mainly use as a recipe box for myself). I try to add simple, easy and quick meals. If they don’t have those three adjectives, I probably won’t make it.

Me making the eggy bread.

Me making the eggy bread.

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Tastes just like banana bread!

Brown bananas? Don’t throw them out! Overripe bananas are perfect for this one!


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