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Homemade Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Homemade Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Do like gourmet flavored coffee? Me too, so I make my own every day! What if I told you how you could easily enjoy frugal, healthy and delicious gourmet coffee every day too. Sound good? You probably already have a favorite brand of everyday coffee and that’s all you’ll...

Create A Thanksgiving Dinner Your Whole Family Will Love

How To Create A Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner Your Whole Family Will Love Your guide to planning, simplifying and preventing disasters for a stress-free thanksgiving dinner including menu and recipes. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Whether you wish to create traditions that your children will remember all their lives,...

Make Your Own Non-Toxic Window Cleaner

Make Your Own Non-Toxic Window Cleaner

Every spring and fall I like to give our windows a thorough cleaning inside and outside. I’ve used all sorts of cleaners over the years and have found this homemade window cleaner is the most effective, it’s inexpensive, easy-to-make, and best of all it’s non-toxic. Washing windows may not...

How to Know Which Vanilla Extract To Use

One of the most common questions I am asked is which vanilla should I use? There are many vanilla extracts to choose from, Watkins has three types pure, baking and clear vanilla. I’ll help you determine the best vanilla for your needs. Here’s a handy chart explaining how to...

The Secret to a Pretty Crust

Have you ever wondered how to get a beautiful shiny, golden brown crust on your pies, bread and other baked goods? Compare the buns on the left and the right. Which ones looks prettier and way more appetizing? The secret is to glaze or wash the dough with beaten egg just before...

How To Stock Your Pantry For Winter

While the weather may still be balmy and summer-like, winter is really just around the corner. Now is the time to make sure your pantry is ready for cold weather, comfort food, and easy meals when you don’t want to step outside. The following tips and ideas will help...

How To Make a Delicious Apple and Rutabaga Casserole

I picked up some rutabagas at our local farmer’s market recently. The rutabaga is something like a turnip, but it tends to be larger, it has yellow flesh and a sweet flavor without the “bite” that turnips impart. I remember I hated turnips when I was a kid but our tastes change...

How to Cook With Herbs and Spices

Is salt and pepper the extent of your seasoning experience? Are you wanting to discover the wonderful world of flavors with spices and herbs? Awesome, here’s some basic how to cook with herbs and spices tips. Herbs, spices and other seasonings are a natural and healthy way to add a lot of...

How to Teach Kids to Eat Healthy

Children need proper nutrition to grow strong and healthy. Making sure your child eats right can be a challenge. Try the following ideas to help you raise healthy eaters. Being a good role model is essential. Your kids will learn to love healthy foods by seeing you eat them. Children, especially...

How To Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

Have you been seeing and hearing about chia seeds, wondering what’s so great about them and how to eat them?  Me too! So here’s some of the benefits and how to incorporate chia seeds into your daily diet. We are finally beginning to rediscover what ancient Aztecs and Mayans...