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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 …