Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs (Easy to Make Gluten-Free)

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

Bread crumbs are something that I was very happy to stop spending money on.  I make most of our bread and often have pieces that do not get eaten before it goes stale.  Making homemade italian breadcrumbs is a delicious and cost-effective use for bread that doesn’t get eaten or has gone stale! So many recipes call for breadcrumbs Read More

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I am replacing all of my packaged foods with homemade versions so when I ran out of packages of taco seasoning I knew it was time to make my own.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make and happy to find discover that I already had all of the ingredients needed Read More

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup – Kid Approved!

Are you ready to ditch the store-bought ketchup and replace it with a healthier homemade version?  This homemade ketchup is not only delicious it is very easy to make and most importantly it tastes delicious!  With only a few ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen you can enjoy this healthier homemade ketchup…. Read More


Homemade Chicken Stock / Broth

I love making homemade stock.  The house smells so warm and inviting while it is simmering.  I cook my stock at night.  On these nights my kids always sleep very well while the aroma from the simmering stock drifts through our home.  I keep a large supply of homemade stock in our freezer.  I use it even Read More

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Last night I made a wonderful blue cheese dressing using tofu and cottage cheese.  Today I replaced Ava’s favorite dipping sauce with homemade ranch dressing.  As I typed she is munching on carrots dipped in my new creation! When you ditch store-bought Read More


Homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Yesterday it was blue cheese salad dressing.  My husband loves his blue cheese dressing so I was a little nervous with how this recipe would go over. I served it last night with our salads and he really liked it! Here is Read More


Homemade Velveeta Cheese

I am slowly replacing many processed items that fill my cabinets and fridge.  My cabinets are emptying out of the many boxes of convienence  foods that were once a staple at our table. I used the last of our velveeta 3 weeks ago.  Velveeta was always around in this house.  One of my favorites is velveeta and rotel…yummmm.  Velveeta was also Read More