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January 14, 2014

Better At Home 

homemade-chicken-nuggets

Better Than Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

If you have family members who love fast food chicken nuggets or those packaged nuggets from the freezer aisle, guess what -- they're going to love these!

September 5, 2012

Lo Que Sea 

chicken enchiladas with rice and avocado

Have it Your Way: Chicken Poblano Enchiladas Or Fajitas

Same ingredients, two options: chicken poblano enchiladas or chicken poblano fajitas. The choice is yours.

April 9, 2012

Fungus Fever! 

morel mushroom

Morel Mushroom Hunting 101

It's morel season in many parts of the country, and the rush is on. Get out there and test your luck!

February 26, 2012

Colors Of The Season 

Beet, Fennel, and Blood Orange Salad in a Citrus Vinaigrette

Fennel, Beet And Blood Orange Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette

The more I learn about fennel, the more excited I am to grow it this year in my garden.

February 19, 2012

Tips And Tricks 

olive oil on water

How To Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil The Right Way

Extra virgin olive oil is my number one oil of choice and I use it in sauteing and frying -- and I eat it raw.

January 12, 2012

Food Preservation 

Drained and Rinsed Beans

Cooking Beans To Store, BPA-Free

Cooking your beans so they can be frozen is a great way of ensuring cheap and easy access to BPA-free beans.

September 12, 2011

Homemade Medicine 

Elderberries

Elderberry Syrup For Colds And Flu

What I especially love about this treatment is that the syrup is as sweet as candy and something children will actually enjoy taking.

July 26, 2011

Unconventional Gardening 

basil plant in a cup of water

DIY: Grow Your Own Herbs On The Cheap

You can either plant your cuttings in soil right away or place them in water until they grow roots. Either way, growing your own herbs from cuttings is easy!

July 9, 2011

Kitchen Genius 

Julia Child

How To Be A Rockstar In The Kitchen A La Julia Child

Are you ready to release your inner Julia and become a rockstar in your kitchen?

June 4, 2011

Seasonal Salad 

Spinach And Radish Sprouts Salad With Strawberries

Spinach And Radish Sprout Salad With Strawberries

Fresh and Bright. Sweet and Peppery. The flavors of radish sprouts, spinach, strawberries, feta cheese and mint all enhance one another.

February 24, 2011

DIY Lard 

Crackling Lard

How To Render Lard The Right Way

Our fat-obsessed culture worries about heart disease and high cholesterol, but the benefits of home-rendered lard are hard to dispute.

January 31, 2011

Homemade Broth 

hunks of raw beef

Beef Stock Saves Leftover Steak Bones From The Garbage

If you get into the habit of saving the bones from your steaks, you'll have the 3-4 pounds of bones you'd needed to make stock in no time.

January 30, 2011

Make Your Own Stock 

chicken broth

Chicken Broth Uses The Whole Bird, Even The Feet

This recipe provides a great excuse to buy an entire chicken from your local farmer. The broth will be better than what you can make from store-bought birds.

January 29, 2011

Homemade Broth 

child looking into a pot of broth, black and white

Homemade Stock Is Full Of Minerals, Useful In Every Dish

Save your chicken and beef bones and make yourself some broth. Not only is homemade stock rich with minerals, it will make any dish that much more tasty.

November 16, 2010

Homemade Bread 

bread

Whole Wheat Sprouted Bread, Practice Makes Perfect

Yes, baking bread can become enjoyable and therapeutic. It's really true what you hear: There is nothing like homemade baked bread!

October 2, 2010

Canning and Preserving 

tomato4edit

Preserving Tomatoes: Summery-Freshness For Your Winter Dishes

Vine ripened tomatoes are one of my favorite fruits to preserve. Nothing brings you back to summer than using preserved tomatoes during the winter.

August 10, 2010

Canning And Preserving 

a box of pectin and jars of jam

All About Pectin And How To Naturally Sweeten Your Jam Or Jelly

Making your own jam or jelly is not difficult at all. All that's needed are canning jars, pectin, lemon juice, fruit and a sweetener.

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