Save money and control what goes into your Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix with my easy recipe.
We had these amazing Crock Pot Salt Baked Potatoes for supper last nigh and I had to share this with you! Crock pot salt baked potatoes are so easy to make and so much like steakhouse baked potatoes! I have long been puzzled by how to get the same texture as you find in a steakhouse. I don’t know if this is how they make them, but it’s just… Continue Reading
I should have shared this post on making homemade vanilla extract with you about three months ago, but since Oh Sweet Mercy was just in its infancy I did not. So, I can only hope that this post at least inspires you to make your own homemade vanilla extract anyway so you’re always prepared. Three months from now, you might find yourself trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution… Continue Reading
Canned Cream of Mushroom soup is a staple in the cupboards of my region. It is the heart and soul of myriad casseroles. We make Green Bean Casserole with it for potlucks and holidays. It’s one of those magical ingredients that you can just dump in with something from each food group and voila! dinner is served. You’ll find it in Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole, and Poor Man’s Steak and in… Continue Reading
Making your own dry onion soup mix not only saves you money, but it also helps you eliminate unnecessary (and often harmful) chemicals from your family’s diet. My baby step in this area originally included using bouillon, but most commercial bouillons include MSG. I was delighted to find this recipe that does not use bouillon. One caution, however…the turmeric in the recipe means a very yellow color! This does… Continue Reading
If summer has a flavor, it’s corn on the cob. It’s green and earthy and summer in the midwest would not be complete without those golden, sweet, juicy ears dripping with real butter. Monsanto had to go and make corn all Frankenstein-y, but you can find heirloom varieties that are not genetically modified, at least for now. While I love to eat freshly picked sweet corn on the cob, I… Continue Reading