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Basic fluffy pancake recipe

Basic Pancake Recipe – Fluffy and Delicious

My Grandmother's Basic Pancake Recipe Your basic pancake, flapjack, griddle cake....whatever you choose to call them, are an American breakfast favorite.  Everyone has their favorite childhood memory of those luscious little cakey disks smothered in maple syrup.  Such a popular breakfast food and yet most Americans make them from premixed ingredients in a cardboard box.  Trust me on this- no matter how domestic the little lady on the box looks her mix is no match for my basic pancake recipe … [Read More...]

slow cooker coq au vin recipe

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

  Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin - Convenient French Comfort Food Hearty Coq Au Vin sounds exotic, foreign and sexy but it really is French comfort food. Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin makes this recipe an easy, economical hot meal for a working family. Walk in the door after working all day, cook up a side of rice or egg noodles, or mashed potatoes and Voila! You have dinner ready in record time! Enjoy the meal and the oohs and aahs! i use chicken thighs which are very economical and a bottle of … [Read More...]

Rice, rice pudding, blueberry pudding,

Minute® Rice Blueberry Rice Pudding helps relieve holiday stress!

When Minute® Rice asked to write this sponsored post and share two of my labor saving holiday recipes with you, I was so glad for the opportunity. I LOOOOOOVE Christmas!!!!! I love the colors, the smells, the decorations, the happiness, and of course, the presents! But it's a lot of work.  So much preparation goes into that one day and I've done a lot of Christmases by this stage in my life so you'd think that I would have a real handle on it. I should have it down to a science but every year … [Read More...]

German Shepherd, tracking dog, search and rescue dog

Gemma Gets Healthy with #CanineCaviar

This post is sponsored by Canine Caviar and the Blog Paws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Canine Caviar Holistic Pet Food, but The Wilderness Wife only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. Canine Caviar is not responsible for the content of this article.   Meet our gal Gemma, a 3 year old German Shepherd and a hard working dog.  Gemma is in training as a search and rescue dog so she has to be in tip top … [Read More...]

Walmart, Red Ryder BB Gun, Daisy BB Gun

Cool Christmas gift for boys – a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun

  The Best Solution for a cool Christmas gift for a boy - #ItsADaisy #CollectiveBias The holiday shopping season is here! And we have three boys in the family in the age range of 8 – 12 that we would like to gift with something other than the usual electronic toys. I‘m trying to find the cool Christmas gifts for boys that will be the big hit Christmas morning. Ideally, I’d like something to encourage them to get up off the couch, stop texting to their friends, put the TV remote down and turn … [Read More...]

Pumpkin, pumpkin recipe, pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin Recipes after the Witching Hour!

After tonight there will be a lot of "slightly used" pumpkins around that shouldn't be allowed to go to waste. I light my Jack o' Lantern using a glow stick so as not to ruin the flesh.  It's been kept nice and cold outside for the last few days with our northern Maine chilly temps - 41 degrees today. So tomorrow I will dig out a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes and put my buddy Jack to some good use. I'd like to share 5 of them with you now. Pumpkin Pie with a little bit of twist! (Click on … [Read More...]

Quickly cooked in the microwave, these potatoes are a lifesaver on a busy night!

Easy Microwave Herbed Potatoes

  There are many nights that it's a marathon race to get dinner on the table, or actually its more like a sprint! In my repertoire of quick sides is an quick and easy favorite, Herbed Potatoes cooked in record time in the microwave. I have to admit that I don't cook a lot with microwave.  I use to make popcorn, I reheat things in it, and I do cook potatoes in it when I am in a rush.  Hubby doesn't consider it a meal unless it has meat, potatoes, and at least one vegetable.  Any supper that … [Read More...]

Crockpot soup recipe, Crock pot mushroom barley soup

Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Soup is perfect for chilly fall days! There's nothing like a good slow cooker soup on a chilly fall day and this Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Soup is satisfying, tasty, and healthy. Healthy and good, that's a win-win for me! This recipe makes a flavorful soup and the mushrooms add a "meatiness" to it while keeping it a healthy vegetarian meal.  To make it even healthier, this slow cooker soup can be made with low sodium broth, and the salt can be eliminated from … [Read More...]

Plants have a beneficial and calming effect on thehome.  They provide a calming and relaxing feature bringing nature into the home. In addition they help to purify the homes air increasing oxygen levels and removing pollutants from the air.

Air Quality Affects Health

  Air Quality Affects Health   Improving air quality in the home is important. There are so many pollutants in people’s homes, and they can make people feel ill. The body’s reaction to anything foreign in the body is to attack it. The immune system will attack anything and everything in an effort to keep the body well. However, when this happens, the immune system is less likely to fight off real illnesses because it becomes weakened fighting allergens. By improving the home’s … [Read More...]

pork chop, pork chop recipe, pork recipe, scallopini

Pork Scallopini – great thing to do with Pork Chops

A great way to serve the "other white meat" - Pork Scallopini   The other day I found something really great in the pork section of the meat department. The package was marked Pork Scallopini and it contained beautiful 1/4 inch thick slices of pork loin. They were just gorgeous! I had never thought of pork scallopini. When I hear the word "scallopini", veal is the meat that comes to mind. The meat was beautifully cut and the perfect thickness but it would be easy enough to have … [Read More...]