Putting food on the table in times of want

Times of want In times of want, people get desperate. Many women cannot cook and seem to take pride in that. It’s nothing to be proud of. Mama didn’t teach me how to cook. I learned through watching her when I was little and later through reading, and by trial and error. I wanted to …

Feeding our family in times of deprivation

Feeding our family in times of deprivation can be so hard. It’s made far harder when we don’t know how to use the limited ingredients we might have on hand. There’s nothing worse as a mama and wife than not knowing how to take care of your family. I’ve faced many times of deprivation through …

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A frugal homemaker: stewardship in the kitchen

When hard times hit your family, even if you have never been a frugal homemaker and cook before, chances are you quickly become one. The question of the day is this: does having to be frugal as a homemaker make you grumpy and, because of your grumpiness, make your family miserable or do you see the chance …

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Hard times they are a comin’

Hard times aren’t just coming, y’all, they are right upon us. It behooves us, therefore, to learn the ways that our ancestors knew, the ways that will keep our families fed, clothed, and sheltered, when all around us gives way. When everyday is a struggle, money is non-existent, and you don’t know where your next meal is gonna come from, it’s good to know how those who came before us survived in darkening and dangerous days.

Children in the kitchen: a throwback article

Children in the kitchen~a look back Mama, do you bring your little ones into your kitchen to let them help you cook? I hope you do. I always did. My mother wouldn’t let me help her to cook and as a result, when I married I could barely cook. I wrote this article for an …