Do you slow cook? What is your favorite slow cooker recipe?

I mentioned to my editor at A String of PearlsĀ that I had proposed to my slow cooker. She asked what it said. I told her the truth it has been rather slow to answer. Seriously though I don't know what I would do without this little beauty. Most of our dinners these days, at least … Continue reading Do you slow cook? What is your favorite slow cooker recipe?

Fall Means Apples!

Have you been to a pick your own orchard lately? Have stopped at your local farmer's market? Did you find a roadside stand that bushels of apples and just couldn't resist? The wonderful, awesome versatile apple is in season! This one of those fruits, not on the super food list, that I consider a super … Continue reading Fall Means Apples!

Preparing Spaghetti Squash

Photo Courtesy of  Simple Daily RecipesThere is something unique about a veggie that works as a favorite pasta. Spaghetti Squash is a scrumptious, nutritious alternative to pasta. It is pretty easy to prepare as well.For a family of four 2 large spaghetti squash should make a nice size meal.Step 1. Cut your squash in half … Continue reading Preparing Spaghetti Squash

Cooking with Kids

We love it when she visits Earth from her home planet of Mars.I am seriously thinking of turning parts this blog over to our new chef. The Forest Fairy aka Claire, has shown some real dedication and drive in learning to cook. She is a talented young writer and an enterprising young chef.Everyone in the … Continue reading Cooking with Kids

The Secret to Cooking Dried Beans

Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) ready for use.It has taken me years to figure out how to use dried beans that turn into nice soft edible food. I read on another homesteading site, which one for the life of me I cannot remember, that the older the bean the more dehydrated they are. So it would … Continue reading The Secret to Cooking Dried Beans

Grandma Wasted Nothing

Not quite what my grandmother's house was like but it was a small, simple place.My paternal grandmother was one of the most influential people early on in my life. As I sit here, 20 years after she crossed the rainbow bridge, I wish I had paid a bit more attention to the things she said. The … Continue reading Grandma Wasted Nothing