What is Shepherds Pie?

What is Shepherds Pie? This delightful main dish comes to us mainly from England, Scotland and Ireland and in its simplest form is a meat pie topped with mashed potatoes. But that barely scratches the surface when describing this delicious comfort food. It is amazing how people spell or misspell the name of this hearty…

Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

My son recently asked for my Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe so I thought that I would share it with you, my dear readers. Both of our children love this recipe because it is warm, tasty and typical of the foods they list as “comfort food”meat, vegetables, mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Yummmm! Now that they are adults,…

Health Boosting Citrus Trees to Grow In Containers

Citrus fruits are loaded with antioxidants and health boosting properties. Have you wondered which varieties grow best in containers and provide healthful benefits too? Well look no farther, we have listed some of the health benefits you can receive and which varieties to grow year round in containers. Read on to learn more about the…

Ground Beef Seasoning Mix Recipe

When you cook, do you like to use commercially prepared seasoning salt or ground beef or hamburger seasoning mix? What about national brands such as Lawry’s seasoned salt? Are you worried about MSG and other unnamed ingredients that are typically found in commercial seasoning preparations? I was too. So I stopped buying them but our…

How to Grow Citrus Trees Indoors

Have you ever smelled the open blossoms of a citrus tree? This is one reason why I decided to learn how to grow citrus trees indoors. The fragrance of the blossoms is sweet, intense and powerfully infuses the air in the vicinity of the tree. Never having the opportunity to see a citrus grove in…

Tips for Eating Healthier When You’re In A Hurry

Everyone seems busier than ever before, so how can we eat healthier when we are in a hurry? Here are some Tips for Eating Healthier When You’re In A Hurry Most experts say the #1 Tip is Pre-Planning I hear you groaning and saying, “Oh no, we have enough to do already. I can’t possibly…

Instant Food vs Real Food

Instant Food vs Real Food – a look at processed food and real, nutritious food. We are all busy with work, raising children or grandchildren, farm or garden chores, spiritual life activities, home businesses, etc. We seem to rush from one place to the next and some people feel like they are always rushing –…

Natural Ways to Fight Infection

Fighting Infection In the Home Use a nebulizing diffuser to disperse SPICE TRADERS or BREATHE EZ into the room for 30 minutes, twice a day. Use the room sprays made of  SPICE TRADERS or BREATHE EZ read about how to do this here. Place a drop or two of   SPICE TRADERS or BREATHE EZ into the…

Natural Cold and Flu Season Tips

Have you been looking for some natural cold and flu season tips? The fall and winter seasons are fraught with illness causing germs, bacteria and viruses. People are getting the common cold and both head and stomach viruses all winter long. When one person in your family, office, school or congregation gets sick then it…

Natural Remedies for Cough and Cold

Fall and winter are cold and flu season and that means coughs. Here you will find some natural remedies for coughs and links to other natural remedies to help fight colds and flu. One of the best choices of essential oils to use for cold and flu season is Spice Traders essential oil blend. Here…

Natural Remedies for Head & Chest Congestion

Are you looking for natural remedies to fight and relieve the symptoms of head and chest congestion associated with the common cold? Do you have a painful sore throat? Look no further, we have some answers. Head Congestion For head congestion it is helpful to inhale Breathe EZ or Spice Traders 100% pure therapeutic grade…

Broth, Stock and Bouillon: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered “Broth, Stock and Bouillon: What’s the Difference?” Even the experts seem to disagree. So, me the amateur, will try to explain the subtle differences between each and share a few stock making tips I’ve learned over the past 30+ years of making my own broth, stock and soups. Did you know…