Category Archives: kitchen tips

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Grinding your own spices
November 13, 2010

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Grinding your own spices

At this time of year, all the holiday baking can sometimes sneak up on me and run me clean out …Read More

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Substitutions for Eggs
November 6, 2010

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Substitutions for Eggs

Just what can I substitute for eggs? Well, lately I’ve found a new favorite – – pumpkin! There are many …Read More

Saturday’s Slick Trick: sorting out unpopped popcorn kernels
October 30, 2010

Saturday’s Slick Trick: sorting out unpopped popcorn kernels

This week I learned a nifty little trick to solve a perennial problem. Those unpopped popcorn kernels can break a …Read More

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Saving time making stock
October 9, 2010

Saturday’s Slick Trick: Saving time making stock

We all have them…little tricks that we do to make life easier. Usually, we don’t think much about them until …Read More

Another home remedy: Char’s Amazing Soup to help you leap over a cold in a single bound
September 30, 2010

Another home remedy: Char’s Amazing Soup to help you leap over a cold in a single bound

Nothing tastes better than soup when I’m fighting a cold or the flu. My friend Char makes an amazing soup …Read More

September 30, 2010

Homemade Cough Syrup

This week I posted about my son Nate’s home remedy for a cold and my friend Char’s Power Soup . The logical …Read More

Home Cold Remedy
September 28, 2010

Home Cold Remedy

Ugh. It’s THAT time of year again at our house. Every year when the weather changes, we all seem to …Read More

September 21, 2010

Preparing your pantry for a cross-country move

I’ve been thinking lately about how to prepare, food-wise, for moving.  That’s because my family will be moving from Minnesota …Read More

How do I get rid of all these fruit flies???
August 28, 2010

How do I get rid of all these fruit flies???

We have fruit flies everywhere and I NEED to get rid of them somehow. Yesterday, one of my sons said, …Read More

Step AWAY from the kitchen!
July 25, 2010

Step AWAY from the kitchen!

I don’t know what the weather is like by you, but I’m ready to head to the North Pole to …Read More

Help! My turkey is still frozen and it’s Wednesday night!
November 25, 2009

Help! My turkey is still frozen and it’s Wednesday night!

If you just realized, with enormous panic, that your turkey is still frozen rock hard in the deep freeze and …Read More

Very simple, very easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations
November 24, 2009

Very simple, very easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations

I’ll admit right up front that I’m not much for doing a lot of decorating. I can’t ever bring myself …Read More

November 18, 2009

Planning a timeline for Thanksgiving Dinner Festivities

I don’t know very many people who aren’t really, REALLY busy at this time of year. Years ago, I got …Read More

August 23, 2009

Freezing vegetables for soup

I’ve saved my favorite tip for last in this series on freezing fresh produce. I learned this from a friend …Read More

August 22, 2009

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing veggies is a bit more of a process than freezing fruit, but it’s still not hard and is definitely …Read More

August 21, 2009

Freezing Fruit

Freezing fresh fruit in season is the very best way to hold on to the taste of summer. It’s surprisingly …Read More

Sourdough Bread
May 1, 2009

Sourdough Bread

A warm welcome to all of our visitors from Instructables! Thanks for reading the Sourdough Bread Instructable and thanks for …Read More

Sourdough Bread now on Instructables
April 30, 2009

Sourdough Bread now on Instructables

Photo by Michael Kelley If you haven’t checked out Instructables before now, you need to go check it out now. …Read More

Homemade Vegetable Stock
March 11, 2009

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Okay, this is a brand new thing for us. I’ve made homemade turkey stock and chicken stock for years. I …Read More

Homemade Dog Food
January 11, 2009

Homemade Dog Food

I have a young friend named Kristen. Kristen is already a very bold and inventive cook and it’s fun to …Read More

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