Strawberry Jam the Old fashioned Way- without added pectin

  We make strawberry Jam the old fashioned way, without added pectin. Why? Because most store bought pectin likely contains ingredients derived from Genetically Modified Corn and other unsavory things that we try to limit in our diet. I'd like to say we eliminate all GMO's, but they are everywhere, so we have to settle with limiting them. The added pectin you purchase in small cardboard boxes really isn't necessary anyway. People have been making Jams long before powdered packages … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Applesauce Recipe

  You aren't going to believe how easy it is to make crock pot applesauce. You don't even need to peel the apples! And just wait until you experience the intoxicating smell that will fill your home as crock pot applesauce bubbles and cooks down! It's better than any room spray or Scentsy wax bar that I've ever smelled.   Crock Pot Apple Sauce Ingredients Apples Water or apple juice Cinnamon and Sugar (optional) Directions 1. Wash, core and … [Read more...]

I Think I Might Be A Local Food Advocate

I didn't see it coming. It wasn't something I planned, or ever even thought about doing. But I think I might be a local food advocate. One day I was minding my own business, just surfing the web for a farm near me that raises pastured poultry. Then the next thing you know…………... I’m the admin of a growing local food Facebook Group and I’ve built a website (that still needs a lot of work) to go with it. I Love Food If you are a regular reader here at Busy Mama 911, you might have noticed I … [Read more...]

Freezing Avocados

Do you love a good buttery avocado, but hate how they go from not ripe, to just right, to too late really quickly? Me too! But I have some good news for you. Freezing Avocados couldn't be easier. I was at my local Kroger store a couple of days ago and they had some really good looking avocados on sale for 99 cents a piece. I grabbed 10. Looking back, I should have made it 20. Freezing Avocados What You'll Need Avocados Lemon or Lime Juice Mixer or Food Processor Parchment … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bowl (Soaked)-with a protein boost

I found this delicious sounding recipe at Simple Hacks Living and it inspired to create this Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bowl. I don't like to use much sugar, because when I do.........I crave more and more and more. So I used stevia in my version of this recipe. Feel free to use a regular sugar if you want to. I also prefer to soak, sour or sprout grains whenever possible to reduce their phytic acid content. I will eat grains that haven't been prepared in one of those manors, but I … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Chunks- Sugar Free

It's not easy finding sugar free chocolate chunks or chips at the grocery store. At least not in my town. Sure, I can order some from one of the online stores that I shop at frequently, but even with two day shipping, how will that help me if I want chocolate today? It won't. What I needed was a recipe for homemade chocolate chunks that are sugar free and easy to make with things I keep stocked in my pantry anyway. And after a few tries, I finally came up with one. These can be … [Read more...]

Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

When I saw Baked Zucchini Chips on Pinterest, I was so excited to try them! I hoped they would serve as a good alternative to potato chips. I often crave potato chips, but alas, they are often cooked in unhealthy oils and a few handfuls quickly add up to 300 plus calories. And sometimes, once I start eating potato chips...................I have a difficult time stopping at a few handfuls. So I don't keep them in the house too often. But baked Zucchini Chips? I could eat oodles of those for … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Chili Seasoning

Every mom needs a good chili seasoning in her pantry. It's an easy and economical meal to prepare for hungry tummies. And best of all, there are countless ways to make it based on the ingredients you have on hand and your families taste preferences. Chili Variations You can make chili hot, medium or mild. With beans or without beans. With noodles or without. With meat or without. If you do use meat, you can choose beef, chicken, pork, venison, turkey...... You can keep it simple with … [Read more...]

Herb Seasoned Pork Loin

  Herb seasoned pork loin is so simple to make that is's perfect for a weeknight dinner. But luckily, it's impressive enough to serve to company too. It's hard to believe something so simple tastes so good, but it does. It's 'I can't stop eating it it's so good' good. The recipe is very versatile because you can choose to make it in the oven or in your crock pot. Herb Seasoned Pork Loin  Ingredients 5 to 8 pound Whole Pork Loin, pastured raised is best 1 tsp Garlic … [Read more...]