Beef Burgundy Simplified


Here is a elegant, crowd-pleasing company main dish recipe that I make each December sometime before Christmas. It’s a tradition!

Make a large batch, and store the leftovers (if there is any) in meal sized portions to pull out of the freezer in January or February for those nights when you don’t know […]

Celebrate Life Around the Table

The best strategy I know for strengthening families is to bring your family together to share meals around a table and make happy memories. When you celebrate the tradition of eating together as a family you are building family, honoring God, and strengthening the faith of the everyone. […]

Creme Brulee with Chocolate

Do you dream of a “dessert angel” sneaking into your kitchen and preparing a delicious and rich dessert for your family?  It only requires five ingredients.

Mentoring Moms are demonstrating and serving Creme Brulee on Friday for an elegant and easy dessert lesson.

To prepare ahead, I spent a mere 90 minutes with my friend […] is back is back is back! I am very excited about re-connecting with you my faithful friends, readers and customers!  After passing the baton from The Urban Homemaker to the Marsh family in April, my passion for homemaking remains but with a new twist!

My Mission

My mission at will […]

Monday Morning Mix

Happy Valentine’s Day to you All.  I wanted to remind you that today is the last day of the Wondermill and Wondermill Junior old pricing.   I also wanted you to have this  fantastic and simple Chocolate Peppermint Custard for your Valentine’s and an opportunity to learn something from Penny Pinchin Momma.  (details follow)

Last […]

Friday Freebies and Last Day to Save on Mills and Mixers

Read the Class Details and Save $20 with Coupon Code Below

Celebrating 20 Years in Business: With a Friday Freebie, last Day to Save on Real Food & Nutrition Class, and Bosch Universal Plus and Nutrimill:

Sheri Graham,  has offered to share her ebook Bountiful Breakfasts with us for this […]

Oregon Odyssey and Adventures

After much prayer, fear and trepidation we are safely enjoying our first family Christmas away from “home” in over twenty-five years.  If you like traditions, you know this has been a challenge.

Mary and I made the first half of our Colorado to Klamath Falls, OR trip with few incidents and cooperative weather on Tuesday. […]

Don’t Throw Out Those Turkey Bones

Several years ago, I was told by an older wiser mom, that the secret to her soup is in making homemade broth.  Years later, I learned that the chicken base/bouillon cubes I was buying were actually loaded with MSG, and not only unhealthy  but  a poor facsimile to the real broth in health and taste.


Free Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes Download

Traditional Thanksgiving Menu from The Urban Homemaker

Turkey, Homemade Gravy*, Herbed Stuffing*,

Mashed Potatoes, Aunt Helen’s Sweet Potatoes*, Green Beans Amandine,

Cranberry Relish Jello Salad*

Pumpkin Bread*, Fantastic Whole Wheat Rolls*,

Apple Pie*, Pecan Pie*, and […]

Holiday Sweets and Treats!

Love Christmas cookies and chocolate fudge? Learn the healthy way of making these favorite holiday sweets with whole grains, good-for-you fats like butter and coconut oil and natural sweeteners.  This class will be December 6.  Register Here.

Class Includes:

VIDEO: How to soak flour and make buttermilk gingerbread

VIDEO: How to maple sugar walnuts


Loss Leader Menu

This week chuck roast  is on sale at my local grocery store.   I will buy at least a five pound roast because there are so many ways to use the leftovers.  *Leftover ideas are posted below.

Here is the menu I’m going to use to take advantage of the savings.  I already have a […]

Battling the Grocery Gremlin

By Laura Moll Coble  (Laura is also author of Value Meals for Busy Moms)

I don’t know about you, but my most frustrating shopping experiences happen at the grocery store!  It never seems to fail that when I think I have about $50 worth of groceries in my basket, they add up to $100.  […]

Pumpkin is loaded with Nutrition

Pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body with many essential health benefits.  It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C,  Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), B vitamins such as  Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and important minerals such as Iron, […]

Monday Menu – Layered Mexican Lasagna

Ed Note:  This recipe was adapted by my sister who got it from a Pampered Chef Consultant/friend.  She serves it to company with a big green salad, guacamole, and extra tortilla chips.  It’s delicious.  I would like to hear from my Real Food Friends on how to make this “healthier”. Ingredients: 1/4  cup lightly packed […]

Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce

After I  finished the apple sauce Saturday, Belinda and I still had time to chop up the end-of-the season tomatoes to make roasted marinara sauce.

The beauty of this recipe is that you use what you have including tomatoes that are going over the hill.  Oven roasted vegetables of any kind are extra flavorful and […]