Homemade Sea Salt Hand Scrub

This winter is being particularly rough on my hands. They’re cracking and severely dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on. Long before I delved into the food allergy world, I made my own sea salt hand scrub. With my hands so dry and icky lately, I remembered … Continue reading

Dextrose Dessert Decoration – Sugar & Food Dye Free

Valentine’s Day is just about two weeks away, and that means parties. Oh, and romance, but I can’t help you with that! For us food allergic families, it’s also a time to – once again – lament the fact that we can’t participate in so many yummy food traditions. Take … Continue reading

Perfect Homemade Dry Shampoo for Brunettes

The lifestyle and duties of a Flight Attendant have changed enormously since the 1960’s. Back then, stick thin single gals (and a few fellas, too) happily catered to wealthy customers who preferred to travel in style. I hear there were some AWESOME parties, too. Nowadays, Flight Attendants are more likely … Continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

You know those recipe blogs where everything is perfect, the pictures are all gorgeous, and the process of cooking is always flawless? Yeah, I’m annoyed by those blogs, too. I’m more of a Julia Child sort of cook. When you make a mistake, just fix it if you can and move … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Make Cucumber Chips

Since yesterdays recipe used some dehydrated cucumber, I figured I may as well share how to make your own dehydrated cucumber chips. Like the dehydrated basil, this is ridiculously simple. Grab some cucumbers and slice them fairly evenly. Some people like to toss their cucumbers with some oil and seasonings. … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Can & Freeze Apricot Puree

There are lots of things you can do with apricots, but pretty much everything I’ve made for Zac so far has involved puréed apricot. Fortunately, that makes it really easy for me to preserve enough apricot to use all year! Puréed apricot is easy to store. Before I knew whether … Continue reading

How to (Actually) Make Homemade Goat Milk Butter

The right way! Yesterday I shared the amazing and amusing story of how I did everything wrong and still managed to make goat milk butter. All told, that butter making encounter took at least four hours of attention and time. Ridiculous. The good news is that Monday of this week … Continue reading

How to do Everything Wrong & Still Make Homemade Goat Milk Butter

I sure would like for everyone to think I’m some kind of kitchen wizard; that all I have to do is think about a new recipe or idea and the end result is magic. That’d be nice. But it’s absolutely not true! I almost didn’t write this post, because, well, … Continue reading

How to Preserve Potatos for Long Term Use (Part One)

Last year my family ate over 600 pounds of potatos. Yes, grocery shopping is interesting when you’re on a TED! This year we hope to grow as many potatos as we can to save on our grocery bill, and when we do we will be faced with a unique challenge: … Continue reading

How to Make Sunbutter From Scratch

And I do mean from scratch! I’m talking raw seeds to creamy sunbutter here. For those of you just joining me on this journey, let me fill you in on why I’m going through this ordeal. My son, Zac, is severely reactive to corn and soy. I have hunted and … Continue reading