This post may include affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.Let your crock pot do the cooking with this recipe for easy caramelized onions. Their rich, savory flavor is great on steak, tacos, or French onion soup. Caramelized onions are delicious on so many dishes…with steak, tacos, even in scrambled eggs. They’re delicious, but they take forever to cook.
It’s super-easy to make laundry soap at home and you can get all the supplies at the grocery store. I got everything at Raley’s and it works out to 10 cents a load. It would be even cheaper at a different store with coupons! The players: 1 bar Fels Naptha Laundry Soap 1 cup Washing Soda 1 cup Borax Essential oil (optional, not pictured. Learn about the premium essential oils
This is a big favorite at our house and a great way to use up overripe bananas. It’s perfect with a glass of chocolate milk! Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature 1/4 cup applesauce or apple butter 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1 cup mashed bananas (2 or 3 medium bananas) 1 3/4 cups flour (I sneak wheat flour in and nobody notices) 2
The best place to get strawberries is at a little roadside stand. They’re fresh, local, and amazingly good. They actually taste like strawberries, unlike the little red golf balls you get at the grocery store. Jackjack and I picked up a whole bunch of strawberries recently to make freezer jam. Freezer jam doesn’t have to be cooked and canned, so it’s easier to do with a little one around. The
This question usually comes up when friends take a look at the garden. There’s sometimes more interest in the garden “accessories” than in the plants themselves! Garden Box Strings We have a great backyard at our house, but the swimming pool takes up about 80% of it. The garden is in the back corner and along the back fence. I’ve gotten very good at squeezing crops in here and there,
Last summer’s garden, tucked in the far corner of the yard. There’s a lot going on in this small space! I hear this question all the time. Friends will start to read about gardening and then become paralyzed by all the decisions they think they have to make! Don’t stress. All you need to get started is sun, water, and dirt. Sun Yes, plants need lots of sun to grow.
On Friday, I went with friends to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. “But wait!” you say. “She is a vegetable gardener, not a flower gardener! Whatever will she do in a flower garden?” I was in luck. The current exhibit is called “Edible Expeditions” and it featured beautiful, edible plants from around the world. While I haven’t eaten all of these (monster fruit? dragon eyes?)
Yes, I am known for being thrifty. Now, there are some things that I can’t do without, like having lunch with the girls at work, or buying Skippy instead of the store brand. But the price for some things just boggles my mind. Which brings me to dishwasher soap. Even with a great coupon and a sale at Target, it comes out to 30 cents a load! I knew I