Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

This recipe calls for 4 staples that I keep on hand. Honey, lemon juice, parsley  and soy sauce. Because I keep them on hand I have found many dishes that calls for those ingredients. These items are easily found at local stores in small inexpensive sizes.  I store the lemon juice in the refrigerator after…

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

Chickpea Corn Soup

One of the wonderful comfort soups from Italy is garbanzo soup.  That was my inspiration for this soup. Normally the soup is made from soaked dry beans. I didn’t have everything needed to make it from the recipes I had or that was on the internet.  Soup is one of those dishes that have endless…

Applesauce Bran Muffins With Raisins

  A wonderful way to start your day or to grab out the door in a hurry.  These are delicious to eat anytime.   You might not be able to get your kids to eat bran flakes but they will enjoy the muffins.  Just don’t tell them you used that cereal. I have been trying…

Pillowcase Edging Pattern

I enjoy making pillowcases and have a cedar chest full of them.  This is one of my current projects.  The pillowcases are more like shams because the embroidery pattern covers the whole case.  I will show you the finished project in a later blog. What I want to do is show you my favorite wide…

How to dry Cilantro

I sometimes have fresh cilantro left over from cooking a Mexican dish.  I don’t like to let it go to waste after lingering in the refrigerator for a few days.  Cilantro dries very nice and stays green afterward.  Some herbs that are green can turn brown or black when dried but cilantro stays green. I…

Chicken Marsala

What do you do with s small package of boneless chicken breasts?  There is only 2 breasts and you need to feed more than 2 people or you would like to get a second meal out of it. I did a no buy month last month to use up what I had on hand and…

Easy Chicken Meat Pie

This is a simple pie to make.  You can use your favorite pie crust recipe or used ready made pie crusts from the grocery dairy case.  I  chose to be lazy and used ready made pie crusts for this.  I also didn’t have much time to make my own.  I just wanted to get through…

DIY – Origami Jewellery Tutorial

Originally posted on Olga The D-I-Wife:
I am finally able to bring to you a tutorial for the most beautiful origami necklaces hand-made by my mum. My mother is a remarkable person. I am equally proud as I am humbled to be her daughter. She possesses super-hero craft skill, patience from Heaven and Ninja precision. Here she shares…

Fresh Strawberry Meringue Pie

This pie is an old recipe that I have had since I was a kid in the 1950’s. The pie crust must have it’s roots in Australia’s desert, pavlova. This pie was originally in the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook. This recipe is different because it is made in a pie pan with a circle of parchment…

Kitchen Tea Pot and Tea Cup Towels

I was looking through my fabric stash and found some medium weight organic cotton I had bought several years ago.  It was a markdown from a quilt shop that was going out of business. At the time I was just intrigued with the idea of organic cotton. It was soft as well as having  a…

Lentil and Maple Sausage Soup

One of our food bloggers here at WordPress,Tammy Algood, posted a wonderful recipe for Maple Sausage and Lentil Soup. My pantry is full of lentils right now because it is one of the common items that is distributed at my local pantry. The recipe looked simple and inexpensive and the maple sausage I had in…