How to Cook Brown Rice

Brown rice goes well with practically anything, and it is cheap.  I like to make a double batch and keep some  in the fridge for making quick meals.  Learning to cook brown rice is easy.  You just need the patience to leave it alone and resist temptation to lift the lid and stir it. Cooking […]

My super cheap and low-fat secret!

I found a great secret to low-fat, satisfying meals and snacks – beans! If I hadn’t told them, my family would never know. I made delicious chocolate chip pecan cookies at Christmas this year as gifts for family. They were a HUGE hit, and they are healthy and low-fat. Instead of white flour, I used […]

Homemade Quick Biscuit Mix

There are several variations of this recipe on the web, but this is the one I have been using for years. Homemade Biscuit Mix Ingredients: 6 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons of baking powder1 tablespoon salt1 cup vegetable shortening Directions: Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.Cut in shortening with a pastry blender, […]