Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Wednesday Gifts






  You may wonder what Wednesdays and gifts have in common, to which I respond “Everything!” The concept of a Wednesday gift is a familiar expression in my family and was purchased at a dear price by my husband along … Continue reading

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Fruit Flies B’Gone






  With autumn upon us, the apple trees jettison over-ripe cargo and fruit flies are seemingly everywhere. But their demise is now assured as a man in the produce department shared the secret of controlling a fruit fly invasion, and … Continue reading

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Pot Roast 101






Over the years, I tried numerous recipes as I endeavored to make the perfect pot roast. While some recipes were simple and others complicated, the meat always seemed to turn out either tough or flavorless, and oftentimes both. I eventually … Continue reading

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The Banana Rescue






The proper time for baking banana flavored goodies is when the fruit has turned a not–so–lovely speckled brown, but the proper time for preparing such items is when I am in the mood to both eat and bake banana treats. … Continue reading

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Brown Rice Tortilla Crackers






Rice tortillas become a sensible addition to a “no-wheat” diet, but as good as the idea sounds, “What do you really do with them?” They don’t roll up like conventional tortillas and they break easily. We found the solution in … Continue reading

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Wheat Free Flour Blend






I was reluctant to mix my own flour blend. It seemed so much simpler to buy it at the store. However, this recipe is actually very easy, and economical as well. Specialty flour blends can be costly. All of these … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise






  Mayonnaise is condiment that was greatly missed. After significant research, and several failed attempts that produced gloppy goo rather than the creamy goodness I was looking for, I came upon this successful rendition. Anna needs to avoid excessive egg … Continue reading

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Lemons For Later






Fresh lemons are so nice to have around, but what are you to do when the reality of managing those lemons clashes with the idea? Moldy lemons are finally no longer a staple in my kitchen. Once I notice they … Continue reading

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Freeze Your Fruit






Fresh picked berries in the summer, are a delectable treat. We pick as many as we can manage, and then freeze the rest for a taste of summer throughout the winter months. Since our blueberries have no chemicals on them, … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Makes It Better






Buckwheat groats, which is not the same as wheat, make a wonderful addition to stews and soups, helping to thicken, while adding additional nutrition.

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