Homemade Not Storebought


I have always hated cleaning windows until I accidentally stumbled on this idea for a streak free cleaner. Actually it’s been a work in progress for about 50 years. Many many years ago my dad had a gas station, you know the kind where you hire high school boys to pump gas and wash windshields. […]

Zucchini Boats

Zucchini season will be here before you know it. Especially if you live or spend your winters in the warmer climates like I do here in Arizona. These were fun to make a just delicious, even my main man liked them and he has extremely discriminating tastes. Try this when zucchini season hits I think […]

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Yum! I made kale chips tonight – they are pretty trendy and sometimes not worth the effort.  I bought one bunch of kale for $1.20 at the market today and removed the stems when I got home – after washing and spinning in my salad spinner – i baked them up – in about 20 […]


These suckers are seriously easy, and amazingly tasty.  They have been nicknamed “Cub Poops” in my house, because upon seeing them cooling on a rack, my 12yo promptly blurted out, “Hey those look like bear cub poops.”  Boys have poop on the brain 24-7 – gross. I love these because they start with a box […]

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I love the foaming hand soap and refill.  I’m not sure why – but foam makes me feel cleaner, and I feel like we use a lot less SOAP this way.  What I don’t like are the ugly bottles.  If you use regular liquid soap, you can buy pretty containers that go with your bathroom […]

Baked Mac & Cheese

I’m not going to lie – I have a pretty tragic love/hate relationship with this recipe.  Tonight I finally made a version that was pretty good.  I love the creaminess of this one and the bread crumbs on top add a little bit of texture and tastiness that makes a big difference. I use White […]

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Marge Hartman

Carrie's Mom - taught her everything she knows about saving a penny, cooking, cleaning and crafting.....some of it stuck...some didn't!