Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lasagna Gardening

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

How to buy organic

March 1, 2017
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Written by Happy Housewife Beth Organics have become such an important part of so many peoples lives, making them so much more available than ever before. For those who are still unsure of what organic foods are all about, here is some basic information that may make it easier to choose the organic section in […]

Get back in the kitchen!

February 5, 2017
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Why would some moms buy designer clothes for their kids but give them the worst junk to eat? It’s your responsibility as a mom to give your children the freshest most nutritious foods available to you. There is just no excuse for giving your children hot dogs and boxed macaroni and cheese night after night. […]

Rotisserie chicken to the rescue!

January 6, 2017
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When a recipe calls for a whole chicken shredded into bite-sized pieces, too many cooks turn the page and look for a quicker recipe. After all, who wants to deal with making a whole chicken, before you even start the main recipe? Furthermore, who has the time to do that on a weeknight? Fortunately, rotisserie […]

Do you have the staples?

January 2, 2017
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Pantry Staples • Baking powder • Baking soda • Beans, canned: black beans, red kidney, white • Beans, dried: red kidney, great northern, lima, lentils, split pea, black, pinto • Bread crumbs • Broth, dried and canned: beef, vegetable, chicken • Cereal • Chocolate: unsweetened squares, semisweet chips, cocoa powder • Coffee: beans, ground, instant […]

Cooking Tips

January 1, 2017
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* Never cook on High! And then you won’t burn everything * Don’t use Teflon pans, they can cause cancer * Always grease the bottom of your pan with oil or butter * Yes, you do need to preheat the oven * You do need to wait for the water to boil * Use your […]

Sugar Cookie Tips

December 7, 2016
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Make the most of your dough this year! Check out the following tips to ease you into the Christmas baking spirit! Rolling and Cutting Cookie dough is much easier to work with after it’s been refrigerated for at least half an hour–and the cut-outs will hold their shape better if the dough is cold. Keep […]

Beaded snowflake ornament

December 7, 2016
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Photo and Article Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens What You Need: 10 corsage pins with pearl ends (available in fabric and craft stores) Crystal-like beads in desired shapes and sizes 1 small cork Iridescent white glitter paint pen (usually used for fabric, available in craft and discount stores) Monofilament thread Instructions: 1. Add beads […]

The Perfect Bird

November 6, 2016
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PREP TIME 30 Min 1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 large onions, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 cup dry white wine Rub the turkey inside and out with […]

Thanksgiving To Do List

November 2, 2016
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Now is the time to get your game plan in order for Thanksgiving. Get your plan of action set and ready to go. Being prepared and organized for the holiday is half the battle. Take the time to sit down and prepare some lists. Separating your list will help to keep you focused. If you […]

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