How to Pay Cash for Christmas This Year

Christmas – especially in 2020 – is uncertain.  Many have lost jobs or find themselves second-guessing if (or when) their state will lock down again, possibly leading to shortages at the stores and skyrocketing prices. Not to mention the fact that the sense of isolation is leaving many of us discouraged and downright depressed.  That’s … Read moreHow to Pay Cash for Christmas This Year

How to Make Christmas Meaningful and Memorable Without Spending Money

Celebrating Christmas should be about more than spending money. Intuitively, we know this to be true. There is a trend, even among those with bountiful funds to spend on holiday merry-making, to disconnect from the blatantly commercial and ,instead, seek soul-felt simplicity. For our family, thrift has always been a necessary way of life, not … Read moreHow to Make Christmas Meaningful and Memorable Without Spending Money

Unique Ways to Use Inexpensive, Bold, Flavorful, Colorful Radishes

Radishes: It seems that folks love them or hate them. There are not too many “in between” people. If you’ve not been a fan, I hope to change your mind about this amazing, colorful root vegetable. Plentiful in both spring and late fall, radishes are a powerful source of potassium, which is responsible for lowering … Read moreUnique Ways to Use Inexpensive, Bold, Flavorful, Colorful Radishes

Save Money when You Dehydrate Herbs and Vegetables for Winter

In days past, every home had a “kitchen garden”. No matter how small your yard, you dedicated a space to growing some herbs and a vegetable or two. When cooking, it allowed you to gather ingredients that would add flavor and nutrition, by just stepping outside your back door. Here in the Midwest, we are … Read moreSave Money when You Dehydrate Herbs and Vegetables for Winter

Unbeatable Nutrition and Amazing Flavor: Beets Can’t Be Beat

If you cringe when you think about beets, then you’re in for a treat, which may just change your mind. For years, I hated beets. I had only tried the pickled variety, which my grandmother passed around at holiday dinners/ I obediently took one and then tried to hide it under my napkin when I … Read moreUnbeatable Nutrition and Amazing Flavor: Beets Can’t Be Beat