postheadericon A Kitchen Full of Sunshine

An Outdoor Kitchen Full of Sunshine – Cooking Outside in a Solar Oven.

Saving money is the key to a large family. No one know better than author, Kris Mazy, mom of 7 amazing children. In this book, Kris shares cooking using a solar oven. You can make incredible meals, save money on power and propane and spend more time with your family.

You Can Cook using the Sun’s Energy!

Over 100 Recipes that you can make and create using your solar oven. Kris has spent the last 3 years creating solar oven recipes to allow more play-time with her ever-growing family.

And that was exactly what this mom of 7 was shooting for!

From Breads to Desserts, Mains to Sides,
Cooking Outside Using a Solar Oven is
fast, easy and saves money!

Kris has also shared all of her solar oven gluten-free recipes. Over 50 recipes are labeled as gluten-free in this book.

Enjoy delicious recipes while saving time and money.

postheadericon Mama, can I help? Baking cookies with mom in the kitchen, A how-to story and recipe

Free for the Kindle TODAY ONLY!


My new Children’s books is finally out on the market.

It is on for both print and Kindle.The book will be exclusive to Amazon for several months and then I will move it over to BN (In October)

Click here for the book on AMAZON – Mama, Can I help? 

Meet Reagan. She wants to help her Mama make cookies. This book includes a short how-to story to help mom make cookies. Author, artist and mom, Kris Mazy has compiled 12 of her family’s favorite cookie recipes from Kris’ childhood. They are the same recipes that her grandmother made 30 years ago when she was just a little girl. Cookie Recipes Include Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Zucchini Cookie Bars, No Bake Missouri Cookies, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Oatmeal Raisin Craisin Cookies, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars, Crinkle Crackles, Animal Cookies & Royal Icing, Chocolate Cut-outs, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies,

postheadericon Organizing your pantry

Having an organized pantry is important in your kitchen. It allows for less time during meal preparation and a much better feel in your kitchen. I know that I feel a whole lot better when I walk into my kitchen and know exactly what I have in my pantry.

We do dehydrate a TON of veggies and herbs from our garden that I use in a variety of cooking when I do not have fresh available. I know that if I bag them up in zipper bags, then I can’t always find what I was looking for when I need it.

In my pantry, I use mason jars in both pint and quart and recycled gallon size pickle jars work great for mixes and bulk food.I don’ t loose anything this way!!!

I also use chalkboard labels so that I can change the label on them if I need to (There are many out on the market. I posted a link to the least expensive that I found on The changable labels come in handy with our homemade instant oatmeal container. The kids always know what flavor is available!!

It does not take a ton of money to make your pantry be usable. (Yes, those are milk crates as extra shelves as well!)


postheadericon Basic Granola

Basic Granola



  • 1 cup coconut oil or 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 10 cups old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
  • Optional: almond slivers or chopped almonds
  • Optional: dried fruits and shredded coconut




Preheat oven to 375°   Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Add oats plus optional nuts and fruits if desired to a large bowl. Pour honey mixture over and stir until well combined. Spread oats in two 9×13 pans.  Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Turn off oven and return pans. Let granola sit for 30 more minutes in oven remove and set out to cool completely before breaking apart to store.


Store in an airtight container. (This makes enough for a 1 gallon pickle jar for storage.

postheadericon Available on the Kindle, the Nook and in PRINT!

 So many people have allergies to the processed food that are out there on the market. In this book, Kris Mazy, mom of 5 kids (1 autistic and 1 with severe allergies to dyes) shows simple recipes that you can make in your kitchen that are dye-free, many of which are like grabbing a “box-mix” from the grocery store.Kris has been spending the last 7 years researching and creating recipes to help improve the health and well-being of her children. It was a learning process for this family when they discovered that one of their children was deathly allergic to red-dyes in foods and other products.

These convenience mixes help the average mom spend more time with their kids and offers effortless recipes that let you as a parent know exactly what your child is eating without all of the dyes and preservatives in store-bought boxed foods.

Find fast and easy mix recipes including breakfast items, cakes and cookies, “quick mix”, puddings, seasonings, soups and more in “A Kitchen Full of Mixes.”

Click here for the Nook Version – $4.21

Click here for the Kindle Version – $4.21

Buy the print version NOW!

Strawberry & Cream Instant Oatmeal
Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal
Peaches & Cream Instant Oatmeal
Basic Granola
Pancake and Waffle Mix
Directions for Pancakes
Directions for Waffles
Quick mix
Basic Quick Mix
Basic Rolled Biscuits
Basic Drop Biscuits
Coffee Cake
Jam-filled Danish Drops
Southwest Egg Bake
Zucchini Bites
Chicken Pot Pie
Lemon Bars
Baking mixes
Yellow Cake Mix
Dump Cake
Sugar Cookie Mix
Peanut Butter Cookies
Snicker Doodle Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Chocolate Cake Mix
Directions for use cake mix for chocolate cookies
Brownie Mix
Muffin Mix
Gingerbread Mix
Gingerbread Cookies
Cornbread Mix
Tortilla Mix
Vanilla Pudding Mix
Chocolate Pudding Mix
Chocolate Cream Pie
Butterscotch Pudding Mix
Dips, Dressings & Sauces
Ranch Mix
Ranch Dressing
Ranch Dip
Caesar Salad Dressing Mix
White Sauce
Mushroom Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Italian Dressing Mix
Italian Dressing
Corn Potato Chowder Mix
Vegetable Soup Mix
Spinach Dip
Tortilla Soup Mix
Potato Soup Mix
Onion Soup Mix
Onion Dip
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Taco Seasoning
Italian Seasoning
Caribbean Seasoning
Rice Seasoning Mix
Seasoned Rice
Montreal Steak Seasoning
Pumpkin Pie Seasoning Mix
Everything Else
Stuffing Mix
Hot Chocolate Mix
Vanilla Chai Tea Mix
Mint Tea
Apple Cider Mix

postheadericon Banana S’more Goo

Banana S’more Goo

In Arizona … we sometime can not venture outside in the evenings due to the monsoon weather that we have during July and August.

So the kids had me make our Banana S’more Goo:

  1. Fry bananas in oil
  2. Once crystallized, add marshmallows until melted
  3. Add the banana goo to the top of graham crackers
  4. top with mini chocolate chips

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