These are my favourite recipes & ideas that I'm happy to share them with you!
There's lots to look at... just scroll down this page... I've been working to get all the links updated!

plus more
of my Kitchen Helps and Good Ideas for You

Celebration Pages    Just Cookie Links

Some Canning Techniques (pictures)
I'm not a professional, but you can get an idea of what it takes to can fruit at home.

and these are some of my Favourite Cooking Websites (opens new page)
(February 1, 2010 last updated -- thus, many sites will be out of date)
(Click to View a whole bunch of great Recipe Sites from all over!!!)

New! Cooking with Coconut      Great all-butter Pie Crust!
Trying to figure out how to convert cooking times and temperatures?  Celsius to Fahrenheit...

Get your cup and pull up a comfy chair
& click on the title you'd like to browse. 
I hope you enjoy your visit here today!! 
Things are cooking up good!


Would you like coffee, or a pot of tea... please sit down & share a cup with me!  

God loves a cheerful giver!  
Cookies & Mixes in a Jar
  (cakes & brownies, etc.!)   

Unique Gifts in a Jar  (delicious beverage mixes you can make & give away!)
Where to buy Jars for Gifts

Gifts to make!

More Gifts from Your Pantry  (things like Bath Salts...) 
 Good Things & Gifts to Give ( big "gift in a basket" list!) ---ps

Gifts for Any Occasion (another list for you to see!!) ---ps


Shopping for Kitchen & Food Gifts to Give
look for more shopping ideas in our "shopping the web" page
and at some of the sites listed on the page:
A Christian Home's Favourite Cooking Websites
Your Northwest...  Berry preserves, syrups & hazelnuts
~Williams Sonoma~
Great gift ideas & hard to find kitchen stuff

~Famous Watkin's Products~

~The Ingredient Store~  

Here are some new helps for you!!!

Recipe Cards


Cards and Labels

Thats My Home

Great Lists to print for inside your cabinet
Bunches of Lunches     Dozens of Dinners     Pantry Lists 
Part of your pantry supplies might include prepared soups...
you might like to browse the Campbell's site for ideas & directions

 Tips on Keeping a well stocked Pantry & Master shopping List tips ---ps  

Checklists              Kitchen Helps & Good Ideas        Charity's   Meals at a Glance 

Dinners in the    (once a month cooking) 

© Have you tried Soap Making? ©

This section contains  Bath & Laundry & ideas for Essential Oils, too!  Plus, sources
for soaps, lip balm, lotions, candles and candle making! 


 Have the Flu?  Wonder how you're going to cook the Turkey?  (Funny!)

Chocolate & Coffee!

If you click HERE, you can check out yummy coffee
& beverage recipes!

    Get a latté... 
Oooops, sorry,  
           that's one thing
                                you can't get here!

  Know where to get the best chocolates?!?

Hershey's       Boehm's       Godiva      Nestle's    M & M's




  1. If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly.
  2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
  3. The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The Solution: eat it in the parking lot.  
  4. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite and you’ll eat less. ;-)
  5. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place.  Isn't that handy?
  6. If you can’t eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.   But if you can’t eat all your chocolate, what’s wrong with you?
  7. If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet?  Don’t they actually counteract each other?
  8. Money talks.  Chocolate sings.
  9. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.
  10. Q.  Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?   A.  Because no one wants to quit.
  11. If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose.   An  entire garment industry would be devastated.
  12. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today.  That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.

                                  Author unknown.

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