Cookbook Review: The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook 1986 Edition

I am someone who has collected cookbooks for many years from thrift stores and have enjoyed them. The cookbooks were always cheaper than a magazine and there were endless hours of reading and looking through them. When my stash of books became too large, I could sell some and donate the ones that I wasn’t…

Cookbook Review : Pillsbury The Complete Book Of Baking

I have been asked about what cookbooks I think are the best. Most of the cookbooks I have I found while shopping in thrift stores. There is a real treasure trove of cookbooks in thrift stores and yard sales. Many of them are not very old or in bad shape. There has been many of…

Pineapple from my Garden

This is what a pineapple looks like when I ripens on the plant. It is small and the ruler is a standard twelve inches. The color is so pretty I almost hate to eat it. You don’t find them in the store that color. I can’t grow much where I live because the lack of…

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…