Easy, Homedmade Recipes

Below you'll find our collection of homemade recipes that you can easily make for you and your family.

If you start to take the time to read labels of prepared food, you'll soon realize that there is often more unnatural ingredients than natural and you can certainly do better by preparing your food from scratch.

Not only will homemade meals be healthier for you without all those unnecessary additives, but it will in the long run be much cheaper.

Sure you can buy all natural prepared food, but it typically is expensive and we would still say not as tasty as a good ol' fashioned homemade meal.

Easy Homemade Refrigerator Pickle Recipe – Ready in 24 Hours!

Homemade refrigerator pickles are one of the easiest and fastest homemade food recipes you can make. Did you know that most of the store-bought pickles on your local grocery store shelf have polysorbate 80, yellow #5 and/or [Read more…]

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Review – Why We Think It’s The Best!

We finally decided to get an ice cream maker because of a combination of our favorite Breyers turning into un-natural ice cream and the high cost of premium all-natural ice cream brands. We now make our own ice cream exactly [Read more…]

Snow Cream Recipe – How To Make Snow Ice Cream What?

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The “Yankees-Don’t-Know-About-Snow-Cream” Paradox

What is snow cream? Snow cream is simply homemade ice cream made from snow.

As a kid growing up in North Carolina, we had snow cream every time it snowed. It didn’t snow often, so it was a real treat. For the last 20 years, I have lived in an area that gets plenty of snow, but I completely forgot about making snow cream. I have never met a [Read more…]

How To Make Mayonnaise in a Food Processor or Blender

homemade mayonnaise recipe

You can make mayonnaise with a food processor in just minutes! Another easy-peasy recipe!

Making your own mayonnaise is one of the easiest homemade recipe swap-outs for store-bought you can do.

You save money by making it yourself and know exactly what’s in it. The last time I went to the grocery store to buy some mayo [Read more…]

Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe for Pasta, Pizza, Salad & More!

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Fianlly time to pick some basil for pesto!

We finally have grown enough basil in our garden to make a batch of pesto. Below you’ll find an easy recipe to make at home. We love basil pesto sauce, but don’t want to pay $5 or more for a teeny-tiny plastic container of [Read more…]

Our Easy & Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

I love making my own granola because I know exactly what’s in it and I can add the ingredients I like most as a mix. You probably have noticed that if you buy really good granola in the store, it’s expensive. What’s the difference between cheap granola and expensive granola? It always comes down to [Read more…]

Homemade Korean Kimchi Recipe – Tasty and Healthy

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Homemade Kimchi is Yumchi!

I’ve never even tasted kimchi, but for some reason I wanted to make my own, especially when I went to several local grocery stores here and couldn’t find any. I know I could find some at a Korean or Asian specialty food store if I drove into the city, but decided I wanted to do it myself. Homemade kimchi, like many homemade recipes, is better for you than store-bought jars because [Read more…]

Homemade Frozen Fruit Bars and Popsicle Recipes Using BPA-Free Popsicle Molds

BPA-free popsicle molds

BPA-Free Popsicle Molds

I love a refreshingly cold, frozen fruit bar or popsicle on a hot summer afternoon, but don’t love paying $1 per bar or more for the natural ones (just fruit) or want the cheaper, artificially flavored and colored ice pops.

I was looking for another method of making popsicles without using sticks, paper cups, etc. and after doing some research, found a BPA free popsicle mold which was perfect because there is no point in making natural fruit bars in [Read more…]

Homemade Sloppy Joes – You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Man Can!

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You Don’t Need The Can Any More!

Homemade sloppy joes is one of the easiest recipes you can convert from store-bought to homemade.

I must admit, I am guilty of buying the sloppy joe can of sauce in the past and thinking I was still making it homemade.

The Manwich name certainly would make any bachelor or man of the house feel like he was getting something manly and robust. But those times have past.

One day I looked at the ingredients on the can and thought, well yeah this can is cheap, but for good reason. [Read more…]