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Hungarian Thumbprint

December 15, 2018
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1/2 c. butter 1/4 c. sugar 1 egg yolk 1 c. sifted all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg white, unbeaten 1/4 c. finely chopped nuts Jam of your own choice Cream butter; add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and beat well. Sift in flour and salt; mixing […]

Sugar Cookie Tips

November 29, 2018
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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 […]

Reindeer Cookies

November 29, 2018
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Ingredients: Chocolate chip cookie dough(store bought or homemade) Twisty pretzels M&M’s or small kisses or hard candies   Directions: Shape cookie dough into ovals, NOT circles! Smoosh pretzels into top of cookies to make antlers. Smoosh candies into place to make eyes and nose. Use red to make Rudolph’s nose and dark brown for his […]

Beaded snowflake ornament

November 28, 2018
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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 […]

Canning at Home

July 6, 2018
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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 […]

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 […]

Tips For Grilling

May 1, 2018
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  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 […]

Bagged salad full of it!

April 1, 2018
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You might think that “pre­washed” and “triple-washed” salad greens sold in plastic clamshells or bags are squeaky clean. But our recent tests found room for improvement. No, we didn’t find pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, listeria, or salmonella. With our small sample size — 208 containers representing 16 brands purchased at stores in Connecticut, […]

MYO Baby Food

April 1, 2018
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Control what goes into your baby’s food by making homemade baby food in your own kitchen. It is easier than you might think. Baked Apples Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., then wash and core apples. Wrap each apple in a square of aluminum foil, and seal tightly. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, testing […]

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 […]

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