25 Oatmeal Recipes Perfect for Back-to-School Breakfasts

25 Oatmeal Recipes

By Andrea, Contributing Writer In the next few weeks, the kiddos will be heading back to school and it will be important to give them a healthy breakfast so they can focus on learning. Oatmeal is an inexpensive breakfast staple. I can often find organic oats on sale at the bulk bins for just $0.49/pound. That means I can afford to add some extras like dried fruits and nuts to help make it taste better and boost the nutrition. Besides being cheap, oatmeal is high […]

Fancy, Flavored Oatmeal Made 4 Ways {Better Than a Coffee Shop}

Make your own fancy, flavored oatmeal 4 different ways {better than a coffee shop}

Written by Stephanie, Creator and Editor of Keeper of the Home Eating oatmeal has suddenly become trendy. I’m not sure when or how it happened, but lately I’ve seen more and more coffee shops (even McDonald’s, for goodness sake!) offering cups of oatmeal packed with wholesome ingredients like fruits and nuts. I’m pleased to see this real food making a comeback. Oatmeal is a hearty, nourishing, traditional food, and if I end up in a situation where I or my kids need something filling while […]

Squeaky Clean Fun: A Soap Making Photo Tutorial

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By Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer To start, I just want to say I am so excited that Stephanie is allowing me the opportunity to share with you one of my favorite hobbies–soap making.  I have been making bar soap for my family for almost a year now, and I have tried different methods and a variety of recipes, and today I’m going to share what I think is one of the easiest methods of soap making—hot process using a crock pot. I really wanted to share […]

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Oatmeal: A Guide to Choosing, Soaking and Cooking

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Today’s kitchen tip is a quick lesson in soaking and cooking oatmeal. Recently, I’ve been asked multiple times what kind of oats we use, and to explain the details of how I make our breakfast cereal, so here goes… For the longest time, we have been buying organic rolled oats in 5 lb bags from Azure. When I run out in between orders, I will buy organic rolled oats from Superstore, one of our local grocery stores, but these are a bit more processed (not […]