The Modern Housewife and her Many Maidservants

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Jennifer of Elefantz recently wrote a great blog post in which she pointed out the many handmaidens around us that we overlook. She’s so right! We do have servants everywhere in our homes, helping to make our lives easier. We’re so used to them …

Peanut Macaroons, a Gluten Free Recipe from 1918

This continues the thought introduced in my last post. I prefer using old cookbooks in my kitchen. One of the reasons is that the recipes use common ingredients, many of which I grow in my garden, just like the cookbooks’ readers would have. Another reason is that the recipes use those common ingredients in creative …

Managing without Planning–Bad for Business and your Home

I found out that trying to do too much without planning how best to accomplish it was like borrowing from a loan shark–it meant physical bankruptcy sooner or later. Nature may honor an overdraft for a time, but she extorts pay in the shape of wrecked health, discomfort to the family, and doctors’ bills. -Iowa …