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March 1, 2013

Chorizo Did you know that you can make your own chorizo?  Well I’ve got news for you!  It’s easy to make and the payoff is big.  Chorizo is simply Mexican sausage.  It can be prepared and stored uncooked or cooked until you are ready to use it.  Uncooked chorizo can...

Easy Homemade Gifts

December 20, 2012

Easy Homemade Gifts   Many of us are running low on disposable money or we are tired of spending time at the mall getting gifts that your recipients are just going to re-gift anyway.  Here are some “From The Kitchen” Easy Homemade Gift ideas.   Jar Gifts.  It’s so easy...

Homemade Biscuit Mix

October 4, 2012

Homemade Biscuit Mix There is no need to buy premade store bought biscuit mix.  Save money and make your own.  Besides you’ll be able to pronounce all of the ingredients! INGREDIENTS 10 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/3 Cup Baking Powder 1/4 Cup Sugar 4 Teaspoons Kosher Salt 2 Cups Shortening – I Like...

Cooking Parchment

May 30, 2012

Cooking Parchment   I love cooking in parchment packets or “en papillote.”  It gives big rewards without much effort.  Cooking chicken or fish with vegetables in a sealed parchment paper packet may look fancy, but it’s actually a great no frills technique.   Just place a few ingredients into the packets...

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

April 6, 2012

Natural Easter Egg Dyes Coloring Easter eggs is a fun experience for children and adults, but it doesn’t need to be saturated in artificial dyes or chemicals. Here is a list of the best ingredients for making your own organic egg dyes. Directions: Hard boil however many eggs you wish...

Homemade Pancake Mix

March 7, 2012

Homemade Pancake Mix Why pay for pancake mix when you can make your own. Keep this Homemade Pancake Mix on hand for great weekend breakfast meals. INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 2/3 Cup Sugar 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda In a large...

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

January 21, 2012

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Why buy bottled barbecue sauce when it’s so easy to make your own?! INGREDIENTS 2 Strips Chopped Bacon 3 Tablespoons Minced Green Bell Pepper 1 Minced Onion 1 Chopped Garlic Clove 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder ½ Cup Vinegar ½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1...

Stuffing A Turkey

November 24, 2011

Stuffing A Turkey Whole birds don’t have to be stuffed. You can place a quartered onion or lemon inside the cavity or spread fragrant herbs or peppery spices under the skin. However, a traditional stuffing, deliciously flavored with sautéed vegetables, sausage or other savory ingredients, will accent the flavor of...

Turkey Giblet Gravy

November 23, 2011

Turkey Giblet Gravy Many people are afraid to make gravy, but it is actually pretty easy to make. Here are simple steps to make perfect Turkey Giblet Gravy! INGREDIENTS Turkey Giblets & Neck Roast Turkey Pan Drippings ½ Teaspoon Salt 2 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour In a 3 quart saucepan, heat...

A Proper Cup Of Tea

April 15, 2011

A Proper Cup Of Tea I love a cup of tea in the afternoon.  It is a nice break in the day and a nice pick-me-up.  There are many variations on how to make a proper cup of tea.  Here is my version. INGREDIENTS Tea Bag or Tea Leaves Fresh...

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