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Free Ecookbook: Fresh And Easy Summer Recipes

Updated August 20, 2012

Want some fresh and healthy summer recipes that are easy-to-fix? Check out this free ebook from Econobusters:

Molly Green Fresh (link fixed)- Discover simple, pleasing, healthy, and fresh seasonal delights and invigorate your summertime menus with Molly’s latest ingenious recipe collection . . .22 pages of fresh and easy recipes, fabulous tips, and more!

More freebies from Econobusters are also available at the above link.

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Happy cooking,


11 Free eCookbooks: Fresh And Simple Foods, Famous Chef Recipes, Summer Grilling And More

Updated August 10, 2012

Here are 11 free ecookbooks full of fresh and simple recipes, famous chef recipes, summer grilling recipes and many more:

The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book (link fixed) -20 delicious recipes from Kerrygold and Rachel Allen, the “Irish Cooking Queen”. The e-book link is on the top left of the page and may be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file.

New For more great Irish food, check out Kerrygold Recipes for printable recipes by Aoife of the Daily Spud blog.

New Are you a member of a book club in the USA? Email Kerrygold for a free book club kit featuring tips for an Irish themed party, entertaining ideas and recipes, plus bookmarks, recipe brochures and placemats for each guest.

Stonesoup Minimalist Home Cooking -97 page cookbook filled with 65 simple recipes that use 5 ingredients or less. All recipes take 10 minutes or less to prepare and include everything from snacks to desserts, plus information on stocking a minimalist kitchen and pantry.

Tasty Fat Loss and Muscle Building Recipes -A collection of 25 healthy, low-fat/high-protein recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper and everything in between -even homemade protein bars. All recipes include nutrition information for calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Cold Brewed Coffee and Tea -Over 100 recipes for beverages, desserts, breads, main dishes and more -all using cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrate.

How to make your own cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrates:

Emerils Celebrates 20 Years (link fixed) -11 of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite recipes from his New Orleans restaurants.

New Want more of Emeril’s recipes? Check out the recipes section on emerils.com for 1000s of printable recipes and cooking tips.

Mountain Bread Cookbook -Over 50 recipes using “Mountain Bread” -a thin, soft-textured, Lebanese flatbread; traditionally used in wraps and as a bread substitute.

Recipe for homemade “Mountain Bread”:

Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook (link fixed) -51 pages of 32 delicious summer recipes for drinks to desserts -from acclaimed chefs Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Tim Love, Elizabeth Karmel and many others.

BBQ Favorites 2010 (link fixed) -24 delicious recipes for outdoor grilling and dining are featured in this 42 page ecookbook from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen.

New Be sure and check out ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s videos for cooking and recipe demonstrations, and their recipe index for printable recipes, menu ideas and menu planner -or sign up for the What’s Hot newsletter to have the latest recipes delivered by email.

Texas Pepper Jelly Free eCookbooks -Sign up for Texas Pepper Jelly’s free monthly newsletter and get 3 free ecookbooks: Country Sweet Texas Heat, 101 Recipes in a Flash, and South of the Border Mexican recipes -over 300 recipes in all.

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Blessings and happy cooking,


Gooseberry Patch - Celebrating 20 Years of Homestyle Cookbooks

Free Healthy Snacks And Muffins eCookbooks

Updated August 10, 2012

After eating some of Mr. Food’s Decadent Desserts, you might want to fix something a little more healthy! ;)

40 Healthy Snack Recipes (link fixed)-48 pages of healthy snacks for children to adults. Includes low-fat, low-calorie, low-sodium and diabetic snacks.

Healthy Muffins (link fixed) -25 healthy muffin recipes including whole wheat muffins, corn muffins, blueberry muffins, banana muffins, chocolate muffins and more.

Note: You can get more free e-books featuring healthy recipes at FaveHealthyRecipes.com’s free e-cookbook index.

New Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats -Get this free ebook with more than a dozen refreshing and nutritious recipes when you subscribe to The Nourishing Home.

New Free Healthy Ebooks from Amazon

All of these free ebooks are for the Kindle e-book reader. Don’t have a Kindlereader? Try one of the free reading appsfor your PC or mobile device. I don’t know how long these will be available for free, so grab ‘em while you can!

33 Healthy Snacks Recipes -This e-book contains 84 pages of delicious, healthy recipes.

Yummy Fruit Smoothies Vol. 1-12 cool and refreshing smoothie recipes.

Smart School Time Recipes-125 easy, delicious and healthy recipes for breakfasts, snacks and portable lunches.

Blessings and happy cooking,


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Free Ebook About The ADHD Fraud Plus Free Food Guide

Has your child been “diagnosed” with “ADHD”?

You might want to check out these very timely resources brought to you by Homeschool Freebie of the Day and Mike Adams “The Health Ranger”:

Live with Dr. Fred Baughman: The ADHD Fraud (PDF ebook) – In the last 30 years, the field of psychiatry has transformed childhood into a disease through the label of ADHD. Dr. Fred Baughman, a pediatric neurologist and fellow of the American Association of Neurologists explores the reasons for this in this transcribed interview. He is one of the few neurological experts that is willing come forward with the truth about ADHD and the mass drugging of America’s children. Have you ever wondered why other countries don’t have this explosion of mental illness in their kids? Have you ever wondered why people in your parent’s generation didn’t have these problems? The answers are all right here in this interview.


The Honest Food Guide (PDF chart) – An outstanding chart on food choices & how they affect your family. Offers genuine nutritional information, not watered-down information designed to boost the sale of processed milk, beef and grain products.

Note: These links are no longer available at the Homeschool Freebie of the Day website, please see updated links below.

My personal experience with what “they” call “ADHD”:

  • Processed foods, especially food colorings and corn syrup, will affect a child -we got rid of the cheetos, hard candy and soda pops and there was no more bouncing off the walls, anger, and self-destructiveness. Every once in a while, my children get a soda or candy as a treat -and it takes two days for them to calm back down.
  • Exercise is also important -we noticed long ago that our children are calmer and can concentrate better if they get plenty of exercise such as running, jumping rope, hiking and long walks.
  • Drugs aren’t good -what about the side-effects? I’ve seen many children turned into walking zombies after being put on “ADHD” drugs.

Educate yourself, get the book and food chart -they’re free, so you have nothing to lose.



Updated Links:

Live with Dr. Fred Baughman: ADHD fraud and the chemical holocaust against a generation of children

The Honest Food Guide

Homeschool Freebies: Log Cabins, Puzzles, Home Management, First Aid

Updated on August 7, 2012.

Daily Freebies From Homeschool Freebie of the Day (these have expired, see Note below)

The Erskines have another great week of freebies for us:

Monday, August 17th: How To Build a Log Cabin! by Amy Puetz (pdf ebook) –A log cabin adventure and how to make your own log cabin using firewood.

Tuesday, August 18th: The Book of 500 Curious Puzzles (pdf ebook) –A classic collection of all sorts of odd and interesting puzzles, riddles, mazes, math problems and oddities to challenge and bemuse young puzzle lovers.  Originally published in 1859.

Wednesday, August 19th: Home Management Nuts & Bolts: Budgets and Schedules (mp3 audio) –Learn how to apply basic project management principles in the home to help you be a better steward of your time and money. Audio workshop by Marc Carrier.

Thursday, August 20th: Mary Frances First Aid Book (pdf ebook) –Another classic volume in the Mary Frances series; Mary Frances learns about First Aid from the adventures of her doll family, and along the way discovers some practical ways to render first aid to the sick and injured herself.

Friday, August 21st: How To Write A Novel (pdf ebook) -This delightful lesson series will teach your kids a great deal about the creative writing process, and in the process how to be wiser, more thoughtful readers of books written by others. It’s is a fun filled, playful, and highly creative eight-week class that your kids will long remember. And who knows? They may even end up writing their own book before it’s all said and done!

Each of these resources will be available on its specified day at Homeschool Freebie Of The Day.

Note: If you didn’t get these resources on the day they were posted…

Build More Log Cabins

Edible Pretzel Log Cabin –made with peanut butter, pretzels and crackers.

“Snow Covered” Pretzel Log Cabin –not edible, made with glue

Cinnamon Stick Log Cabin –craft project

Craft Stick Log Cabin –slideshow

Crayons Log Cabin –Build a colorful, mini-cabin out of crayons.

Build A Small Log Cabin (a real one) –Four-part reprint from a 1983 Popular Mechanics article, with illustrations.

Shelter, Shacks and Shanties by Daniel Beard –a 1914 classic from the founder of The Boy Scouts of America, free ebook to download or read online.

More Free Puzzles And Brain Teasers

Archimedes’ Lab -Puzzles & mental activities that enhance critical and creative thinking skills.

Puzzles, Mazes, Brain Teasers & Logic Games –From ExtremeIntellect.com. “a website for everyone interested in the subjects of IQ intelligence, genius, memory or simply increasing knowledge in yourself or students.”

perplexus.info -simple logic questions and word tricks to in-depth math problems like probability and geometry. High degree of difficulty.

Braingle –Over 17,000 user-submitted brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles.

Free First Aid Lessons

New Life. Live It. –from the British Red Cross for ages 5-11 and 11-16. Site includes lesson plans, activities, videos, quizzes, worksheets, curriculum links plus printable awards and badges. To access materials, you must register for a free account.

Learn to Save a Life: 10 Free Online First Aid Resources –a great little list of free, online first aid courses and resources.

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This Week’s Freebies From Homeschool Freebie Of The Day –for more Mary Frances books.

Free Logic Problems (updated August 7, 2012)

Homeschool and Household Time Management and Planning Freebies



For even more free homeschooling resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.

Yogurt, Yogurt And More Yogurt

Updated August 25, 2012

I was looking for a few yogurt recipes and look what I found. :-o

From yogurt history to how to make your own – and a slew of recipes!

All About Yogurt

Making Yogurt

  • Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Yogurt – Step by step instructions. Newest e-book from Penny Raine, available as a free download through this weekend only. This offer has expired.
  • Free eBook: Learn to Make Yogurt -Sign up for Cultures for Health’s free newsletter to receive their free e-book packed with over 75 pages about yogurt -what it is, how to make it, ways to use it and 15 recipes.

Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt Breads And Muffins

Yogurt Salads

Yogurt Soups

Main and Side Dishes Made With Yogurt

Frozen Yogurt And Desserts

Yogurt Smoothies

More Yogurt Recipes

Yogurt Beauty Recipes

Yogurt Science

Do ya’ll think I got carried away? ;)

Happy cooking,


Home Remedies/Folk Medicine

Free Home Remedies E-books

Coughs, Earaches & Sore Throats: Natural Remedies that Work! -simple natural home remedies for three of the most common childhood complaints, free from Homeschool Freebie of the Day, today only. This offer has expired.

Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers of the United States and Canada -downloadable e-book, originally published in 1910. From ManyBooks.net.

Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure -by Dr. William Thomas Fernie, first published in 1895. E-book download from Project Gutenberg.

Websites About Home Remedies and Folk Medicine

Old Cures

Old Time Remedies

Old West Legends: Old Time Cures & Remedies

Sedona Historical Society: Old Time Remedies for People & Animals

West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly: Folk Medicine by Peggy S. Fisher

UCLA Online Archive of American Folk Medicine

Folk Medicine in Hispanics in the Southwestern United States

The International Home Remedies Project

Lithuanian Folk Medicine

Midwives and Maternity Care in the Roman World

Ozarkian and Haitian Folk Medicine

Folk Medicine: Amish and Swiss-Pennsylvania German

Native American Herbal Remedies

The Vinegar Website

Great Uses for Vinegar

Old Time Cleaning Remedies

Home Remedies In The News

St. Petersburg Times: Old Time Remedies Work Best

Tried and True Home Remedies: CBS News Video

ABC News: Ethnic Home Remedies That Really Work

Old-Time Mosquito Remedy May Work Against Ticks, Too

Some Of Our Old Family Remedies

My grandfather used whiskey on on our gums when we were teething as babies.

I can remember my momma giving us lemon and honey tea for sore throats and we had a black salve for drawing out splinters.

My momma-in-law used catnip tea to calm babies, mullein tea for coughs and kerosene to repel chiggers.

My husband pours kerosene on wounds (ouch!).

Some Home Remedies I Use

  • vinegar on burns (not broken skin) and athletes foot
  • aloe vera for burns
  • garlic/mullein oil for clogged ears, earaches, ear infections
  • an eyewash of eyebright or goldenseal tea for styes, pinkeye
  • mullein for coughs/bronchitis
  • homemade chicken soup with lots of onion, garlic, sage and thyme, for colds
  • honey for: sore throats, coughs, infected cuts and scrapes
  • witch hazel for skin conditions/to reduce swelling and redness (excellent for your face)
  • comfrey (as a poultice or salve) for cuts/bruises/broken bones/skin cancer
  • wild violet leaves (poultice) for skin conditions
  • sage/thyme/mullein/chamomile/peppermint/lemon balm/ginger/garlic/cayenne tea for colds and the flu (some or all)
  • ginger for upset stomach
  • licorice root for stomach upset/ulcers
  • cayenne/garlic for sinus problems
  • jewelweed (wild touch-me-not) for poison ivy (washing immediately in COLD spring water also works)
  • moistened tobacco or baking soda paste on insect bites and stings
  • salt pork or bacon fat to draw out splinters
  • onion poultice for boils
  • mountain mint/mosquito plant to repel bugs (rubbed on skin and clothes)
  • tea tree oil for shingles, acne

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Please note:  I am not a doctor and this is not intended to be medical advice.

Have a lovely day,


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Free Resources For Learning About Herbs

Updated August 23, 2012

Mullein plant in bloom

Free E-books About Herbs

  • Herbs for Health and Happiness -A 42 page e-book covering growing, harvesting, using medicinal herbs, herbal lore and more. From Homeschool Freebie of the Day, available today only. This offer has expired.
  • 7 Everyday Herbs Made Simple Mini E-book -sign up for the free e-zine of herb tips and get this free e-book with ideas for using seven different culinary herbs and their reported health benefits. From MadAboutHerbs.com. This offer is no longer available.
  • LearningHerbs.com Herbal E-book -This free e-book  is packed with 56 pages of information about 23 herbs -includes the properties of each herb, fun facts, recipes and activities. LearningHerbs.com also offers “Herb Mentor News” herbal lessons e-zine, a  7-day “Supermarket Herbalism” video e-course and “Home Remedy Secrets -Building Your Herbal Medicine Chest” video e-book -all free. Sign up today!
  • American Medicinal Leaves and Herbs -This 56 page illustrated USDA bulletin, published in 1911, covers the identification of 36 herbs found in the wild and how to prepare and preserve them. This free e-book is available from Google Books to read online, or download in Pdf or ePub formats.

Comfrey starting to bloom

Websites About Herbs

  • The Herb Society UK -increasing the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and their benefits to health. Site contains articles about and recipes for using medicinal and culinary herbs; herb gardening articles; historical herb information; cosmetic and craft uses of herbs; plus an education area with resources for teaching children about herbs.
  • Henriette’s Herbal -One of the oldest and biggest sites on the internet for information about herbs -contains articles; FAQs about culinary and medicinal herbs; plant photos and names; and classic herbal texts.
  • A Modern Herbal -Electronic version of the classic English text “A Modern Herbal”, by Maud Grieve. Site contains a plant and herb index; index of poisonous plants; recipes; reader-submitted articles, and more.
  • Herbal Medicine for Animals -Contains extensive information about herbal veterinary medicine from herbal vet, Chris Day -the UK’s oldest homeopathic and holistic veterinarian.

United States Government Websites

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Salmonella Outbreak

Have you or anyone you know had the stomach flu lately? It might not be the flu!

A couple weeks ago, my 7 year old son, Daniel, came down with what we thought was a stomach virus, two days after a family get-together. He had stomach cramps, fever and the runs.
It took him a week to get over it!

Last night I found out there has been a Salmonella outbreak in 42 states, since October!

Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

The symptoms are exactly what Daniel had.

I thought I’d pass this on in case you’re like us and haven’t heard about it from your local news.

HT to SGPolitics on Twitter.

Stay well,