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active 3 years, 10 months ago

I’m on a project to see if I can make everything from “scratch”. That means using just basic ingredients, not raising chickens and milking cows. The time factor in preparing meals is now skewed by having to make the ingredients to make the meal. For example, to make lasagna I start a day ahead with a gallon of milk. I wanted to make fudge, […] View


  • Thanks Cindy, I’m going to try that. I was also “forced” to eat hot cereal as a kid (malto-meal) and I have never been able to stand oatmeal. BUT, it is a great breakfast that leaves you not hungry forever. I have been trying to get used to it and this recipe, I’m sure, will […]

  • Bethany and Profile picture of MaryMary are now friends 8 years, 3 months ago

  • ThumbnailI have been intrigued with the different posts about the complexity of menu planning. I can’t say that I have ever planned menus more than one day ahead. Basically, what we eat is what’s on sale. I have graduated from making all of my bread to making everything from scratch. It began as a challenge two […]

  • ThumbnailTo be more precise, it started in the 60’s when, as a kid, I began to be concerned about the landfills becoming full. Reduce, reuse and recycle has been my mantra for 40 plus years. So I reused bread bags. When you have five kids, there are a LOT of bread bags! My drawer was busting. […]

  • Good info on flour. I make all of my breads, pasta, pizza, etc. Semolina is necessary for good pasta, I think. Semolina is very expensive when compared to other flours however. I was delighted to discover chapati flour at Costco for 50 cents/pound (compared to $2.60 for semolina). It is 100 percent Durham wheat and […]

  • I actually have been intending to learn how to get involved with blog posts, so what an incentive. I did post, probably in the wrong place, probably the picture didn’t upload properly, but I tried. And with a subject dear to my heart, I took the picture a week ago in my neighborhood and wanted […]

  • Onions, onions, onions, onions, vanilla beans, onions, onions, mushrooms, onions, onions, oh and more onions.

  • Mary posted an update 8 years, 11 months ago

    I’m on a project to see if I can make everything from “scratch”. That means using just basic ingredients, not raising chickens and milking cows.
    The time factor in preparing meals is now skewed by having to make the ingredients to make the meal. For example, to make lasagna I start a day ahead with a gallon of milk.
    I wanted to make fudge, but…[Read more]

  • Mary posted an update 8 years, 11 months ago

    Thanksgiving was awesome. Leftovers are plentiful. I made mayo and white bread (well almost white). The day after Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich was worth waiting a year for. The turkey soup made from the bones and meat fragments is in the fridge. What else is there to do?
    OK, so on black Friday I put up the tree, outside lights and…[Read more]

  • Eve and Profile picture of MaryMary are now friends 9 years ago

  • Mary posted an update 9 years ago

    Making granola before I have to go to work.
    I love using all of the seeds and dried fruit that I have put up.

  • Mary posted an update 9 years ago

    Sour dough bread is my latest new thing. I learned yesterday that you keep a pint of starter in a quart jar or you will be cleaning up the counter – twice!

  • Mary posted an update 9 years ago

    Making pizza crust today for the weekend. I don’t have to work until 4 on Tuesday, but have to work most Saturdays. With the crusts made, baked and frozen I can have my Saturday pizza when I get home from work. yay

    • Judy replied 9 years ago

      Hi Mary,Pizza sounds good.I make homemade pizza from scratch.SOOOO much better than the frozen ones at the store.Anything would be better than that,Ha!Ha!.My husband has ask me to make the crust in advance,but never have.It would be much quicker.Enjoy that pizza on Saturday! Judy

  • Mary posted an update 9 years ago

    Three years ago I was fed up with all of the trash we generate – family, community, world. Bread bags were crammed so tightly in my drawer for “reuse” that I could not open the drawer. I decided to see if I could go one year without buying bread. Three years later I have only succumbed twice to buy hot dog buns. I am on my second breadmaker. I…[Read more]

  • Mary became a registered member 9 years ago

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