Water bath canning pot and jars of home canned food.

There are several ways to preserve food. Freezing, dehydrating and canning all help to keep food for long periods. Each of these food preservation techniques has its positives and negatives. They also require different tools to achieve the end result. For the moment, I would like to focus on canning. Canning is a great way to preserve food long term. One of the main benefits is you don’t have to worry about losing your food if the power goes out for extended periods of time – unlike with freezing. This beginner’s guide to canning will help you learn the basic idea behind canning and know whatRead More →

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With fall here, it’s time to embrace fall baking. There are so many great fall recipes to make. Whether it is made with apples or pumpkins, you really can’t go wrong with fall baking. For today, we will focus on a pumpkin recipe. More specifically pumpkin muffins. If there was even a muffin recipe that is the epitome of moist and flavorful, then this is it. I don’t recall exactly where I got this recipe from. However, if I had to guess, I would say that it was from that wonderful thing known as the internet. Whether it was from Facebook, Pinterest or just a randomRead More →

It can be hard to know what you need in your kitchen. There are so many products out there. They are designed to make our time in the kitchen easier. However, it’s not always easy to figure out what items you need and which fall under the want category. What items you truly need will depend on what you want out of your kitchen. After learning how to cook, I now have determined the essential kitchen items that I need. Perhaps this list will help you in putting only useful items in your own kitchen. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you makeRead More →

Pizza breadsticks

Homemade bread is one of my favorite things to make. Bread has such great versatility. It can be made in a loaf, buns or even breadsticks. These delicious homemade pizza breadsticks have become a favorite in our home. Though they take about 2 hours to make from start to finish, they are absolutely worth it. Give these a try next time you are in the kitchen. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. This will prevent you from missing anything as you go. In a large mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients and mix well. This step can be done by hand or usingRead More →

Crab bombs

Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. These crab bombs can be made quickly, yet explode with flavor. They are great for a snack or as part of a meal. If you are a fan of crab meat, then this recipe is for you. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to accommodate large parties. This is a recipe that I have modified from one that was shared on a recipe Facebook page. So let’s get started! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I may receive a smallRead More →

Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy those chocolate cravings? These chocolate coconut macaroons can be made in less than 10 minutes. They are the perfect thing to soothe that sweet tooth. Best of all they can be made even if you have very few cooking skills. They are also great to whip up when you have guests coming over as a last minute treat. Pre-measure all ingredients ahead of time. This is important at the end, as you will need to be able to quickly add everything in. You do not want to be measuring items out when you need to addRead More →

Do you often wonder what you will make for dinner? Are your cupboards full but you’re not sure what to make? Perhaps you turn to takeout because it’s easier than figuring out what to make each night. Wishing you could plan ahead and make dinner less chaotic? Good news! You can do just that. Creating a monthly meal plan is the easiest way to make dinner easier and it helps to keep the grocery budget down too. How to create a monthly meal plan So how does one meal plan a month at a time? There are a number of steps involved, however, they areRead More →

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast option. With their golden hue and soft texture, it’s hard not to like them. They are perfect for a Saturday morning or any day of the week. My family always has pancakes on Saturday. It is the perfect way to start the weekend. For years we made pancakes using store bought mixes. However, nothing compares to these easy delicious from scratch pancakes. They are a family favorite and are sure to please everyone! I am so glad that I learned how to cook because these pancakes are simple but oh so tasty to make. This post may contain affiliate links. ThisRead More →

Looking for the perfect thing to make for an easy and delicious breakfast option? Scones are a great choice! There is a great number of flavors of scones out there, but by far my favorite has always been cinnamon raisin. This one bowl recipe can be put together in less than 30 minutes. These are easy enough to make for those beginning their journey to cooking as well as those who are experts in the kitchen. If you are looking for an easy to make breakfast or snack option, then look no further than these easy cinnamon raisin scones. This post may contain affiliate links.Read More →

I haven’t always been able to cook. Cooking was that elusive skill that seemed to have passed me over. In fact, if I am perfectly honest, it’s only been in the last four to five years that I have really learned the skill of cooking. So how did I learn to cook? I think the only way to answer that is to explain how and why I didn’t know how to cook first. When I moved out of my house to go to university I had never cooked a meal. To be honest, I couldn’t even boil water for noodles. My mother had always doneRead More →