Category: Food

Bisquick Copycat — Regular, GF, or WG

You know the “baking mix” that comes in the big, yellow box?  The stuff you use to make biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and much more?  You can make it yourself! A few years ago, I acquired a recipe book from the Michigan State…

Homemade Carmel (Caramel)

Happy New Year! This post is another one that I’m pulling out of my old crockpot blog.  Something simple for New Year’s parties or whenever — homemade carmel.  Yes, I know it’s really spelled CARAMEL, but we pronounce it “carmel,”…

Snow Cream

Snow cream is a fun treat to make during the winter, and a great reason to welcome fresh snow!  Snow cream is like ice cream made with snow, and it’s so easy to make.  What you’ll need is plain sugar,…

Chalupa!

I’m pulling another crockpot recipe out from the old blog — another favorite — Chalupa!  Chalupa is like pulled pork with a Mexican twist.  I’ve made this several times since I originally posted the recipe, and it’s such an easy, delicious, and…

How to Cook a Frozen Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  Time to cook that bird, and this time you don’t need to thaw it first.  That’s right, you can roast a turkey starting frozen — straight from the freezer.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve procrastinated…

Amish Meatballs

My Mom used to make this recipe when I was growing up and I consider it an old favorite.  Amish Meatballs, as I know them, are a cross between sweet & sour meatballs, BBQ meatballs, and General’s Chicken from the Chinese…

Home Canned Venison

Deer hunting season is here, and my husband and I were able to get two deer on opening day!  We save a lot of money by doing all of the processing ourselves, which is a lot of work with one…

Crockpot On Vacation

An oldie, but a goodie.  This is a blog post that I wrote after our anniversary trip in October 2011.  Enjoy!! My husband and I went on a weekend-long trip to Alpena, Michigan for our anniversary last weekend.  We tend…

Crockpot Meatloaf & A Handy Trick!

Say goodbye to those dry, crumbly meatloaves of your past.  You know, the kind you can’t choke down without ketchup or gravy, or the kind that is baked with ketchup already on it.  Is that an attempt to salvage it before…

Revive Your Honey

We go through a lot of honey at our house, so we usually purchase the extra large jug.  The downside is that it crystalizes before we can use it up!  The shape of the bottle or jug makes it especially…

Parrot Cake

I wanted to try a dump cake in the crockpot, so I checked the pantry and all I could find is a box mix for carrot cake and some canned pears.  Hey, why not?  I checked around online for a generic…

Fried Milkweed Blossom Buds

We are learning about wild edibles in our backyard and getting brave trying a few of them.  This week it was the flower buds from the Common Milkweed plant.  I think I remember being told as a child to never…