My favorite tools for use in a traditional kitchen…

I wrote about my favorite large equipment for a traditional kitchen yesterday, today I am going to list all of the smaller items that help my kitchen run smooth.


I use Cutco knives. I love them. I have a very large set, and I pretty much use all of them. If I had to […]

My favorite equipment for cooking traditional foods…

Considering we are preparing traditional foods, and some of these foods have been prepared for thousands of years, it may seem silly that I am suggesting equipment that requires electricity. Although these items are not absulutely necessary, they really speed up the process and make it a lot more pleasant for me.

Vitamix 5200


Wheat…so many types to choose from???

Since I have really been getting into baking bread, I have been trying all kinds of wheat. I was shocked at how many different types there actually are. I mean, I knew about red wheat and white wheat, but that was the extent of my knowledge of wheat. Here is a list of the different […]

Baking Bacon…

I love to make my bacon this way. It is so much easier! Just spread your bacon on a cookie sheet that has a rim around it. You can bake it to whatever texture you like. My husband likes his bacon on the crunchy side. It gets pretty close to perfect if I put the […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent- Super Concentrated…

Ingredients: 6 bars of Fels Naptha Soap (on the laundry aisle) 1 Box of 20 Mule Team Borax (on the laundry aisle) 1 Box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (on the laundry aisle) Essential Oil (your favorite scent, just make sure it is an essential oil)

1) Put 18 cups […]

Cloth Diaper Brands…

This is a Cloth Diapering 101 Series. You can click on these links to see the other post. Cloth Diapering Terminology

There are so many different brands to choose from. I couldn’t even begin to list them all. I am going to list some of the most popular brands as well as the ones I […]

Cloth diapering terminology…

I thought I would do a cloth diapering 101 series over the next few days. To get started I will explain the different terms you hear when researching different cloth diapers. Just in case you are wondering, I mostly use One Size Pocket diapers.

All in One (AIO)– These are the closest thing to disposables. […]