Friday, December 15, 2017

Sugar Cookie Tips

November 29, 2017
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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

November 28, 2017
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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 4, 2017
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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 […]

Countdown to Turkey Day!

November 3, 2017
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Turkey Day Countdown ~ What, When & How to do it all just right! What to Do: 2 or 3 days before Thanksgiving Sit down with your recipes and make shopping list. Prepare any of the recipes that can be made ahead of time, you will appreciate this later. Getting the chopping out of the […]

Thanksgiving Tips

November 2, 2017
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TIP 1 One of the best tips I learned from my Mom is to have a “go to table”. This is a table filled with things you will need for the day. It is so much easier to direct the helpful guest to the table than have them rummaging through your cabinets. On this table […]

Neighborhood Pumpkin Carving Party~ Fun for All

October 16, 2017
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Want to have a great little party for the neighborhood kids? How about a pumpkin carving party? For the price of a few dozen pumpkins,  and cookie fixings you’ve got a world class party in the making. If you’re running on a budget, don’t let that stop you. Ask all the guests to bring a […]

Pantry Basics

October 5, 2017
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* Flour * Sugar * Brown sugar * Baking powder * Baking soda * Yeast * Spices (in powder form, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika) * Vanilla * Kosher salt * Fresh pepper * Canned crushed tomatoes * Jar of olive oil * Jar of canola oil * Cans of (red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, […]

Canning at Home

October 1, 2017
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Take it step by step~ Have all your equipment ready to use – Wash jars and lids with hot, soapy water. Thoroughly rinse and air dry. Check glass jar rims for even minute chips or cracks as these will not seal. Rinse new caps with hot water before using them. Prepare the food. Always start […]

Backyard Camping

July 2, 2017
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Break out the tent and brush up on the ghost stories. Tonight the campsite is in the backyard! You don’t need a lot of space to have a lot of fun. In our condo days, we camped out on the patio more than a few times in a fort. Sometimes the desire for a camp […]

Everyday Tips

June 1, 2017
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One of the best tips I can offer is to buy yourself a Crock Pot.Get one that has both High and Low settings & a removable, dishwasher safe crock, You will wonder how you’ve ever lived without one. It is great for popping a meal in and returning to your home filled with the aroma […]

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