DIY All Purpose Orange Cleaner

I make my own all purpose spray cleaner to save money. My mother would make cleaner using ammonia to wash windows and other uses. I like this recipe using orange peels. Ammonia is hard to find these days when out shopping. There are many recipes for making spray cleaners on the internet now. This is…

How to Dehydrate Citrus

This past winter I bought a dehydrator from a thrift store. There had been several people in line at the food pantry that has been talking about dehydrating some foods this past couple of years. I was told to watch for a dehydrator at thrift stores to get one because I would like it better…

Blogger Recognition Award

My Blogger Recognition Award come to me by Saywhatyoumean2say. I hope all my readers stop in and give this blogger a like. https://saywhatumean2say.com/ The rules of this award are: Explain how and why you started this blog. Offer advice to new bloggers. Nominate other bloggers for the award. A few years ago Blogger Awards were being…

Homemade Dishwasher Soap – Very Inexpensive

I make my own dish washer detergent for pennies compared to the products that are offered for sale. It is an easy recipe and the ingredients are at your local store.  I make it once or twice a month so I have the recipe taped on the storage container.  In this case a recycled trail…

How to Make High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Soap for Pennies.

When I was really young in the early 1950’s I remember helping my mom make laundry soap out of Fels-Napha bar soap, Octagon bar soap or Ivory bar soap. Octagon is no longer being made. For baby diapers she would use Ivory bar soap. She would make it up in a bucket every couple of…

Spring Has Sprung at My House

    I just wanted to share some spring and sunshine to all my friends that have had a bitter cold winter.  These are amaryllis and this year they are putting on a real display a long the front of the lanai. The original bulb for these came from my grandmother.  My uncle gave her…

Adventures in CSA Farm

    Some of the vegetables from this week’s box. This week I went picking tomatoes at the CSA farm. (I live in South Florida so the growing season starts in the fall.) The members were invited to you pick sun gold tomatoes. They are little yellow cherry tomatoes with a very sweet flavor. I…

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank Kelly at http://kellyinthekitchen.net/  for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  She really has a great food blog and I hope all my readers will stop in her place and look around I am retired and still helping with raising my grandkids. I have been cooking since my childhood…

Inspiring Blog Award

I would like to thank The Pink Gourmet for nominating me for this award. You can find her at http://thepinkgourmet.wordpress.com.  I hope all my followers stop in at her place because she has great recipes. I am retired and still helping with raising my grandkids. I have been cooking since my childhood and have won…

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Part Two: Making Do for Christmas Christmas will be here soon and Santa only has $49 to her name and $16 on a food stamp card, that her son receives every month . So Santa still has to put together special meals for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.…