Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Backyard Camping

July 2, 2017
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

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 […]

Tips For Grilling

June 1, 2017
Filed under Cooking, Recipes & Cooking

  Ready, Set, GRILL PREHEAT YOUR GRILL~ The right temperature is always important. Many gas grills come with built in thermometers, and reliable grill thermometers are widely available. A thermometer will tell you exactly what heat you are working with. That being said, the standard is still the caveman method. LOL! This consists of holding […]

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 […]

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