Oh boy! After a week of meals come Friday night, I am ready to call the pizza delivery man! But I forced myself to pull out one more meal. ((Who am I kidding, there is a meal coming for Saturday too!)) I sure am glad […]
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One of my favorite ways to stretch our grocery budget is to make my own beans. Not canned, not frozen – but dried beans. If you have been following me over the last year, you know all about my love for dried beans! I also […]
The moment I saw this method of cooking shrimp, I knew – I had been doing it ALL wrong for many years. I made a special trip to the store, picked up some perfectly yummy, large fresh shrimp and tested what I had learned. The […]
For this week’s Tip of the Week, I am sharing a fun little way to test the freshness of your eggs. Don’t you ever wonder about your eggs?? Are they bad and you don’t know it?? Well, wonder no more. I have the perfect ((simple)) […]
I decided to share this particular tip while I was preparing the Chard Roll recipe I shared earlier this week. I chopped and chopped and chopped in order to make the chard roll filling and the deliciously simple garden- veggie tomato sauce. Several times, throughout the process, I thought to myself “this is so handy – I am glad Rachel Ray shared this idea on her show…It’s so simple…it should be the Tip of the Week!” (more…)
Around my house, storage baggies are a key player in lunch packing. Sandwiches, grapes & chips – they work perfectly ((as I am sure you know!!)). I can’t get along without them – I have tried reusable pouches and all different systems & sizes of plastic […]
This week’s Tip of the Week is also my 100th post!! To celebrate this achievement, I am giving away a set of 3 handmade, crocheted dish clothes. These dish clothes are cute but also get the “job done” better than any others I have found. […]
Earlier in the week, I hinted at this tip. I was making Merlot Infused Garden-Fresh Veggie and Sweet Italian Sausage Ragu. Actually, I was browning the sweet Italian sausage & the ground beef.
I am so excited to be sharing this ‘Tip of the Week’ with you. I have been dealing with a pesky problem for several years & recently found the solution — and it works every single time & is practically free.
I have noticed these squeeze dispensers being used on the Food Network all of the time. Finally, after a few years of thinking how handy it would be to have a set for myself, ((and forgetting to look for them at the store–every single time I […]
The first time I had a Hobo Dinner was when I was 12. Mom, Dad, Mike & I were camping in the summer in CO. Once the tent was sent up, the campfire wood was gathered and the campfire was built, mom and I started the meal prep. I remember washing my hands with water from our jug, making sure not to waste it! If something dropped on the ground, I would do a quick rinse and try to make sure it became part of my brother’s meal ((hahaha))!