Category Archive: Cook it yourself

And Now For Something Completely Different…

I can not remember how we got on the subject, but a few years back Mr. Food It Yourself and I realized that if you make a Monte Cristo sandwich with SPAM instead… Continue reading

The Spirit of Sharing

It seems the surge in home gardening has become a surge in home canning. How awesome is that? Not only are more people growing food, but they are doing it well enough to… Continue reading

Go For a Dip!

After several summer squash-free years, the Food It Yourself has been visited by the Zucchini Fairy once again. So far, I have put up a dozen jars of zucchini relish, stocked my freezer… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Yet Again

The cruel irony of gardening is this: the same weather that makes everything grow and produce is also weather that makes one loath to run a hot water canner. Seriously, it is 95F… Continue reading

Skill Test

Around the first of this year, The Interweb was abuzz with folk suggesting we make the 2020’s just like the Roaring (19)20’s. They wanted to bring back dapper clothes and hats, jazz music,… Continue reading

Game Day Snacks 2!

It is that time of year that can only be described as Blah. Days here in central New England are either sunny and cold to an arctic degree, or cloudy and chilly and… Continue reading

We Made Some Friends!

Today was Cookie Decorating Day! You know what that means- my sister, Syllie, and I decorated a batch of Moravian spice cookies. If you are new to this blog you might want to… Continue reading

Me and My Dad Hit the Sauce

If I do say so myself, my sister and I achieved a collaborative personal best with our Thanksgiving pie crust. It was flaky, golden, held up to the apple and pumpkin fillings, but… Continue reading

We Pied Our Best.

Thanksgiving is just days away, DIYeters. In some families this day is about gratitude and football. In my family it is about gratitude and pie. This year, my sister, Syllie, and I got… Continue reading

You Know How I Roll

Thanksgiving is coming up with lightning speed, my fellow DIYeters in the USofA. Yes, big holidays are busy times. There is nothing wrong with using store-bought items to make your preparations easier. I… Continue reading