Breville Pie Maker – Love It!!

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I purchased THE BREVILLE PIE MAKER from my local thrift store, The Community Closet, sometime during last summer. I think I paid $5 for it. It came in its original box that was opened but everything inside looked new. Maybe used once or twice!

I am finally decided to try it out. It works fantastic and 2 savory meat pies totally filled me up. AJ ate 4 of them but he is twice my size!

So I decided to see how much this baby was if I went to a store or bought it online. Amazon had it listed brand new for $80! I got such a deal!!!

You can use any kind of filling, sweet or savory. Just make sure the inside mixture is fully cooked before cooking in the Breville Pie Maker.

I totally recommend this product. Very easy to use and to clean. Can’t wait to have some good times making pies with the kids!





Cold -n- Flu Tea

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I’ve been drinking this tea for several of years now! It is great cold or hot and really truly helps relieve those cold and flu symptoms.


Equal parts of:
• Yarrow Flower
• Peppermint
• Elder Flower
• Lemon Balm
• Chamomile Flower

Steep 5-10 minutes! Drink cold or hot! Enjoy and may this little herbal miracle bring you some relief this winter!


Fresh Made Soy Milk

26 Jan

I keep scolding myself every time I buy organic soymilk in the stores. I could save so much money if I just got off my butt and made it myself. Organic soybeans are so inexpensive in the health food store. The bonus about making your own is you know exactly what is in it! No crap just great true ingredients and love!


Here is my post on making homemade soymilk with the SoyQuick Milk Maker (another thrift store score):

Orange Julius Copycat

27 Nov

It’s late and I’m kinda bored. Then for some odd reason I wanted an Orange Julius! It has been years since I had one. So I peeled 4/5 small organic oranges and one banana. I put everything in my Vitamix and blended. These oranges are very sweet so I didn’t add any sweetener. At the end I added a handful of ice cubes.

Wow! It was amazing, smooth and creamy! It hit the spot! I looked online and all the recipes call for sugar, milk and vanilla. I liked it with just 2 ingredients. So much lighter than other recipes.


Olive Oil Roasted Potatoes w/ Cabbage & Hamburger

21 Nov

Gotta love the Crockpot! It’s only 10:30 am and I have dinner already cooking! Should be ready around 5:30 tonight.

Olive Oil roasted potatoes with cabbage and hamburger. Seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic and celery salt!




24 Oct


An Example: Grams and Teaspoons of Sugar

People often want to convert sugar from grams to teaspoons because grams are listed on the Nutrient Fact labels of processed foods, and it’s easier for those of us who are used to Imperial units to mentally picture a teaspoonful of sugar instead of a gram of sugar. One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is close to four grams. If you buy a bottle of cola with 44 grams of sugar, you would divide 44 by 4, which is equal to 11 teaspoons of sugar. That’s a lot of sugar – and a lot of calories with no additional nutritional value.


28 Sep


Busy night in the kitchen. Cut up all the lettuce and vacuum sealed them in 1/2 gal jars. Cleaned up and sealed a quart jar of mint and cilantro. Harvested and sealed 2 quart jars of fenugreek and clover sprouts and 1 quart jar of alfalfa sprouts! So loving my FoodSaver and EasyGreen Sprouter.


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