soup base

Homemade vegetable soup base

Putting this here instead of facebook. I have the opportunity to make some salads weekly for my pastor and her husband. She is so busy she doesn’t have time. We had already decided to put pegboard as our splashboards above the kitchen counters. Now, I need to clean up and organize the kitchen. I hate a messy kitchen.

Thankful for a reason to get my kitchen in gear!

Looking forward to an organized and more functional kitchen ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


About half is done 🙂


(Feb. 1) My mom and dad were married 68 years ago today 🙂




from Old World Farms Garden

Homemade Granola Bars

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup puffed or crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped or slivered nuts (I used almond slivers)
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup honey (or brown rice syrup to make it vegan friendly)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons peanut butter (or any nut butter freshly ground)

Line an 8×8 dish with parchment paper and press mixture down until firm
Line an 8×8 dish with parchment paper and press mixture down until firm
1. Heat the oven to 325°F. Line the baking pan with parchment, leaving extra parchment to hang over 2 of the sides. Lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Mix the oats, cereal, nuts, and raisins together in a mixing bowl.

3. In a small bowl, mix the honey, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and peanut butter.

4. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until the ingredients are completely coated and start to stick together in clumps.

makeshift light

Need some light in your home during a power outage or on a camping trip ?

Slap a headlamp onto a gallon water jug pointed inward and you will be amazed at the amount of light you get! I’ve seen this idea in action and it works !

It creates a great night lamp when the power is out and family members are wandering towards the bathroom.