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

Broccoli: Versatile, Good for You, and Tastes Great

When it comes to a vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, it’s hard to beat broccoli. This tree-like vegetable is actually a flower, belonging to the same botanical family as cabbage. It is most prominently grown in early spring and late summer. Large heads can be found very inexpensively at farmers … Read moreBroccoli: Versatile, Good for You, and Tastes Great

Scalloped, Riced Broccoli Casserole (Vegan, Dairy Free)

This recipe was born out of an absolutely fantastic deal that I scored on organic broccoli. I bought eight bunches of organic broccoli for $1.00 per bunch from my favorite local ethnic store! That’s not a misprint. I got a screamin’ good deal. So, I set out to make sure I used it or froze … Read moreScalloped, Riced Broccoli Casserole (Vegan, Dairy Free)