8 Things You Can Clean with Lemons

The following post is from Andrea of AndreaDekker.com: I love lemons! I love baking with lemons, decorating with lemons, using lemon-scented soaps and candles… and cleaning with lemons. Lemons are a frugal way to naturally clean and disinfect so many areas of your home — plus your whole house will smell lovely after you’re finished cleaning! […]

Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Today I’m sharing a quick tip over at Easy Homemade — my simple method for slicing bananas: Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time! […]

Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time! In our house, we add banana slices to pretty much everything — oatmeal, yogurt, granola, cereal, french […]

Forget the Double Boiler; Try This Instead!

A double boiler is one of those pieces of kitchen equipment that I’ve just never been able to bring myself to buy. It’s not that I don’t need one from time to time, especially around Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but that melting chocolate or assembling a cream sauce without a double boiler is so very […]

Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen

I’m excited to share a new series I’m launching on the Easy Homemade blog, Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen! Each week, I’ll be sharing tips from my kitchen on how to cook without specialty gadgets, and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts as well: Five-and-a-half years ago, my kitchen cabinets were overflowing with […]

Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen

Five-and-a-half years ago, my kitchen cabinets were overflowing with cooking gadgets. In fact, my laundry room was overflowing with them as well. And there were probably a few in storage too. I have always loved kitchen stuff, and even in high school I would ask for gadgets and small appliances as gifts. Before our wedding, […]

Quick Tip: Save Money by Staying Home

Before moving to the boonies five years ago, we had always lived in suburban areas where stores and restaurants were easily accessible pretty much any time. Although we often bemoan the fact that we have to drive 30 to 45 minutes just to get to, well, anything, the fact is that it saves us a […]