How to cook dry beans in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

How To Cook Dry Beans In An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Are you ready to cook dry beans from start to finish in an hour?  It took me several attempts but I finally made the perfect batch of cooked beans n my electric pressure cooker and I am happy to share how it’s done.  I use an Instant Pot, but any electric pressure cooker would work. […]

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix:  Earth Mama's World

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix

The first half of this year I pretty much fell off of my real food clean eating wagon.  Our family had several personal struggles and I took comfort in comfort food.  It was easy to fall back into old bad habits, convenience foods were coming home with us from the grocery store.  I could tell […]

Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

I have been on a southwest kick in the kitchen lately, beans and hot peppers have been a staple.   I enjoy making a large salad at the beginning of the week so that I can eat on it throughout the week and this is my third week throwing together a southwest salad.  I have […]

Homemade Blackened Seasoning

Homemade Blackened Seasoning

I have been making homemade blackened seasoning for over eight years now.  I guess this would be the first homemade spice blend that I ever made.  I started making this because I couldn’t find a blackened seasoning that had a nice kick without all of the salt.  I was making this prior to my quest for healthier […]

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

I think the first food that any of my kids ever tasted was a pickle.  They absolutely love them.  Their favorite beverage to have with their pickles is lemonade, odd I know!  Seriously, these kids love pickles.  You can only imagine their excitement when I made the first batch of refrigerator dill pickles! This week […]

Homemade Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Homemade Substitute For Condensed Cream Of Broccoli Soup

I am eliminating processed foods from our home.  I try to avoid the canned food aisle at the grocery store.  I am still buying canned tomatoes on occasion, I hope to start canning this summer so I will no longer need them.  One thing I have been adamant about is not buying canned condensed soup.  They […]

Cilantro Lime Vinagrette

Cilantro-Lime Vinagrette Dressing

One of my favorite local restaurants serves a cilantro lime vinagrette salad dressing.  I love it on my chicken fajita salad and decided to recreate it at home.  I tried many different recipes and even mixed them up .  Some were good some not so much but finally I created a delicious homemade cilantro-lime vinagrette […]

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs (Easy to Make Gluten-Free)

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

Bread crumbs are something that I was very happy to stop spending money on.  I make most of our bread and often have pieces that do not get eaten before it goes stale.  Making homemade italian breadcrumbs is a delicious and cost-effective use for bread that doesn’t get eaten or has gone stale! So many recipes call for breadcrumbs […]

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup – Kid Approved!

Are you ready to ditch the store-bought ketchup and replace it with a healthier homemade version?  This homemade ketchup is not only delicious it is very easy to make and most importantly it tastes delicious!  With only a few ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen you can enjoy this healthier homemade ketchup…. […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock / Broth

I love making homemade stock.  The house smells so warm and inviting while it is simmering.  I cook my stock at night.  On these nights my kids always sleep very well while the aroma from the simmering stock drifts through our home.  I keep a large supply of homemade stock in our freezer.  I use it even […]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Last night I made a wonderful blue cheese dressing using tofu and cottage cheese.  Today I replaced Ava’s favorite dipping sauce with homemade ranch dressing.  As I typed she is munching on carrots dipped in my new creation! When you ditch store-bought […]