Category Archives: How To

Apr 2014
Organizing the Kitchen: The Spice Drawer

One of my goals for 2014 is to get my kitchen more organized. We’ve lived in our house for just over a year now, but I still feel like I don’t have the kitchen exactly how I wanted. I have … Continue reading

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Oct 2012
Meals for New Moms

My husband and I are at that age. You know, that age where your weekends are booked with weddings and showers, and everyone you know seems to be having a baby. Friday nights that were once spent bar hopping with … Continue reading

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Aug 2012
How To: Microwave Corn on the Cobb

Does anyone else out there HATE shucking corn? The husk never seems to come off easily, and no matter how hard you try, corn husks end up everywhere. Not to mention those pesky silky strings that will just not.come.off.the.corn. However, … Continue reading

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Jun 2012
How To: Make Homemade Pasta

I’ve mentioned before that growing up, Sunday afternoons always meant spaghetti at Grandma and Grandpa’s with my Grandma’s famous sauce. Now, if you’re going to spend all day simmering spaghetti sauce, there is no way you go just throw it … Continue reading

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Apr 2012
DIY Brownie Mix

As you may know from reading the blog, I’m obviously a big fan of making things from scratch. Cookies, pizza dough, tortillas, even brown sugar – all can be made at home with a few ingredients and a little elbow grease. … Continue reading

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Feb 2012
How To: Make Powdered Sugar

Let me set the scene for you. It’s a Friday night, you’re home relaxing with your hubby after a long, busy week. You’re craving something sweet, and after perusing your Pinterest boards for a while, you finally decide on making chocolate … Continue reading

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Jan 2012
How To: Make Healthy Baking Substitutions

Image source: Better Homes and Gardens It’s a new year, which for many people, brings along resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier. While I usually eat pretty healthy, I still make room for sweets in my diet. I can’t afford to … Continue reading

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Dec 2011
How To: Shred Chicken

I debated whether or not to even post this, as it is not a recipe, nor is there really much instruction to this post. However, it is such a genius idea, I couldn’t NOT share it with y’all. I used … Continue reading

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Nov 2011
How To: Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

I know, I know. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and pumpkin season is coming to a close. Once December hits, everyone will forget about pumpkin spice goodies and moved on to gingerbread and peppermint treats. However, if you’re like me, your fall decorations … Continue reading

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Oct 2011
How To: Make Parmesan Crisps

Not only does fall bring lots of pumpkin recipes, it also brings lots of soup recipes. Even though we’re having somewhat of an Indian summer here in Pennsylvania, I am still craving soup. Next time you’re looking to make your soup a … Continue reading

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