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Make Broccoli Mac & Cheese from Scratch

April 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Broccoli Mac & Cheese from Scratch by The DIY Mommy

When chatting with a friend the other day about what kinds of foods we ate, I had a realization.
It’s been at least 6 months (maybe almost a year?!) since I’ve purchased macaroni & cheese from …

Healthy Mommy Challenge: How a crafty mama who hates exercise will get healthy this year

January 4, 2013 – 2:01 pm | 6 Comments
The DIY Mommy Healthy Mommy Challenge

I’m not going to lie to you. I hate exercise.
I was the kid in 6th grade gym class that was picked last on the team.
I was the girl on the elementary softball team that was …

A Handmade Christmas: DIY Food Gifts

November 16, 2012 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
A Handmade Christmas: DIY Christmas Food Gifts. Cookie dough tin, peppermint bark, s'mores, DIY vanilla, sugar cookie bars, dipped pretzels, cocoa in an ornament, cocoa in a jar, DIY sundaes.

Are you joining me in committing to a handmade Christmas this year? There’s no doubt that I love to bake and that I love to give food presents to my friends and neighbors. I’ve searched …

A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Canning: Part Two

September 3, 2012 – 8:00 am |
A Beginner's Guide to DIY Canning by Erin Heard for The DIY Mommy

By Erin Heard

[To read Part One, click here.]
Blueberry Jam
You will need:

canning pot for boiling water bath
jar lifter
funnel
a large pot for cooking down berries
a few 250ml canning jars with snap lids
clean washcloth to wipe jar tops

A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Canning: Part One

August 27, 2012 – 8:00 am |
A Beginner's Guide to DIY Canning by Erin Heard for The DIY Mommy

By Erin Heard

From a young age, my parents taught us how to tend a garden from seed to harvest, followed by the processing of all those vegetables and fruits to keep them through the winters. …

Preserve Garden Tomatoes

August 24, 2012 – 8:00 am |
How to Preserve Garden Tomatoes by The DIY Mommy

by Christina Dennis

This week, my oldest daughter and I swam through our greenhouse (I say “swam” because I’m the worst weeder in the entire world, most likely) and picked buckets and buckets of these little …

Make Your Own Baby Food – The Easy Way!

June 5, 2009 – 12:34 am | 2 Comments

By Carrie Lauth
Is your baby about to start solid foods? Are you thinking of making your own baby food?
When you make baby’s first foods, you can save money and reduce waste. You also can choose …