Category Archives: General

Frozen Fresh Peaches for Smoothies

The Calhoun County peaches are here!  Our family enjoys peaches as a sweet summer treat.  There are a few peach sellers at the Farmer’s Market, so it was quite easy to pick up a half of a bushel and bring … Continue reading

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Steam Juicing Blackberries

Have you ever used a steam juicer?  I never even heard of this handy kitchen tool until our friends told us how helpful the juicer can be during canning season.   The steam juicer is so easy to use and is … Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Corn Dogs

Our kids love corn dogs.  I rarely buy them because the breading for the hot dogs is full of preservatives, dyes and oils I do not want the kids to consume.  Olivia is our creative cook, and she found a … Continue reading

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Four Key Lessons From Our First Day At The Farmers Market

This past Saturday morning, bright and early, we loaded up the Excursion with our fresh baked goods, free range eggs and fresh cut herbs and headed for our first day at the Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market.  It … Continue reading

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Mexican Chicken Skillet

I could eat Mexican, spicy food almost every night.  The challenge is finding a way to make it gluten free for Larry and me. This chicken skillet dish with spicy bean rice works really well. Ingredients: 3 pounds boneless, skinless … Continue reading

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DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

  I don’t know if you’ve noticed how expensive cleaners have gotten lately, but I have! You can actually make your own cleaners for a fourth of the price you would pay at the store. Vinegar has been used for many … Continue reading

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