Old Fashioned Lilac Jelly Recipe I absolutely adore the scent of spring lilac. I often wondered if the gorgeous flowers were edible. They are! Make your own Old Fashioned Lilac Jelly today! Lilac is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe (including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy), as well as much of North America. It is not an aggressive species and is often used as a landscape ornament. I have three lilac bushes in close proximity to my own home, one in my yard and two being in the neighbor’s landscaping.
January is National Crockpot Month Did you know that January is National Crockpot Month? We are so excited to dedicate the entire month of January to slow-cookers! Whether you’re on a tight schedule, in a lazy mood or you simply don’t feel like turning on the stove, a crock pot is the way to go. We’ll be celebrating our favorite slow-cooker dishes throughout the month of January, and we want to see yours, too! Tag your slow-cooker pics on Instagram with #CMCSSlowCookerMonth and you could be regrammed! In the meantime, check out some of our most popular slow-cooker recipes for any occasion. I actually just received a new
When You Feel Insignificant: My Disappearing Act I haven’t blogged for over 6 months. Things fell apart; I let things just sit idly by. I ignored the things that I love to do for a long time. “But why?” you are probably asking, maybe even shaking your head a bit. Because I am bipolar and I went into a manic episode followed by one of the worst depressive states that I have ever known. Being bipolar has always been a part of who I am. It helps with all the things I want to do because when I’m up, I’m
Monday Mish Mash Link Party 74 Welcome, all to Monday Mish Mash Link Party 74!! And thank you for returning, participants!! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. I just love getting to go through all of your posts and get to know you better. Hard at work… It’s been super hot in the shop at work this week. I’ve also been working on a few projects here at the homestead that are (of course) outside in the heat. Honestly, I just really don’t like the air conditioning set as high as City Spouse likes it. He thinks
Easy Freezer Cooking Lasagna Casserole Make a double batch of this easy freezer cooking lasagna casserole- one for tonight and one to enjoy later. Lasagna is the perfect dish to serve for a weeknight meal. Most of the time, my lasagna seems to take me hours to make. By just altering a few ingredients, making sure that I have an extra freezer-safe pan to double my efforts, I can have two dinners prepared in the time it takes to only make one. I love to serve lasagna with a salad and some yummy homemade garlic bread. It’s a very filling
What You Need to Know About Lye This post contains affiliate links to help support our site. For more information, please see our full Disclosure Policy here. The idea of making your own soap can be intriguing. Making your own soap is the only way to really know what you are rubbing on your hands or soaking your clothing in. Commercial soap makers are not required to list all of their ingredients on their packaging. Making your own soap can be truly rewarding. After all, it is nothing more than a mixture of fats or oils with lye and water.
Monday Mish Mash Link Party 73 Welcome, all to Monday Mish Mash Link Party 73!! And thank you for returning, participants!! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. I just love getting to go through all of your posts and get to know you better. I am so sorry that I’m running late this week…. Marriage is not a perfect entity. City Spouse and I are having a bit of a “bump in the road” due to life in general and needed to be able to focus on our relationship. Running a blog, working full-time and taking care
Simple Chicken Caesar Wraps for a Cool Summer Supper Need to feed the family but don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Make these Simple Chicken Caesar Wraps instead. Summer can be excruciatingly hot. I myself am not lucky enough to work in an air-conditioned facility, so I have to suffer through the heat of the sweltering summer months with only fans blowing hot air all day at work. I come home and have yard work to do outside, further suffering through the heat. So when it comes to summer, having to heat up the kitchen and deal with even
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Monday Mish Mash Link Party #72 Welcome, all to Monday Mish Mash Link Party #72!! And thank you for returning, participants!! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. I just love getting to go through all of your posts and get to know you better. Update on my knee I saw the orthopedic doctor this past Thursday. He is hoping for my meniscus to not be torn (as am I) and gave me a cortisone shot in my knee to see if maybe it is just inflammation. I’m hoping for the best, but so far it is still