Monday, July 16, 2018

Canning at Home

July 6, 2018 by  
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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 […]

Portabella Burgers

July 5, 2018 by  
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4 Portabella mushroom caps 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon minced garlic Seasoned salt and pepper to taste 4 (1 ounce) slices provolone cheese Fresh, buttered & grilled buns Condiments, as desired With a damp paper towel, gently clean the mushrooms. Remove any […]

Backyard Camping

July 2, 2018 by  
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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 […]

Fruit & Bacon Salad

June 4, 2018 by  
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2 red apples, cored and sliced 2 green apples, cored and sliced 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup seedless grapes 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 cup shredded carrot 1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens 1/2 cup honey Dijon salad dressing Place apples, oranges, grapes, bacon, carrot, and salad […]

Sweet Tea

May 1, 2018 by  
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There’s nothing that says Southern more than sweet tea. Christy Jordan says, “Dr. Phil once jokingly mentioned that Southerners started drinking sweet tea at age three, but Mama and I looked at each other in complete confusion as we knew perfectly well all of us had started on it by age one!” Check out these […]

Bagged salad full of it!

April 1, 2018 by  
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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 by  
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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 […]

Simple Cereal Bars

April 1, 2018 by  
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Submitted by:  Happy Housewife Kali (you can read more of her great recipes on her blog, Toddler Treats – and more!) 2 c oats 1 c whole wheat flour 1 c white flour (I’m sure you could use 2 c of either flour, I was just experimenting a bit) 1/2 c brown sugar 1 tsp […]

Get back in the kitchen!

March 1, 2018 by  
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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. […]

How to buy organic

March 1, 2018 by  
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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 […]

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