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Monday’s Lunch – “Expired” Bean Thread Soup

We often end up with a rotisserie chicken, especially after a trip to Costco. Where else can you buy one meat, do nothing additional and make enough meals to last the good part of the week? Whether making something new or an old stand-by, the carcass in the end always gets tossed into […]

By | November 11th, 2019|Blog|

Proper Temperature to Store Red Wine

Question:
What is the Proper Temperature to Store Red Wine?
What is the best temperature for storing wine?
Do different wines store better at different temperatures?

Answer:
Proper storage temperature for red wine is considered to be 55°F. Red wine is generally also served at this same storage temperature. Although proper wine […]

By | November 6th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Ways to Recycle Food Safe Plastic Bags

It’s estimated that each year Americans use 100 billion plastic bags. That’s enough plastic to circle the earth more than 770 times! States are gradually eliminating the use of larger plastic bags and those landfills are benefiting. Let’s get the most use possible from the bags still out there.

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By | November 1st, 2019|Blog|

How to Cook Beans

Dried Beans are a handy item to have in the pantry. They’re available all year long, are relatively cheap and are full of nutrition. A package of unopened dried beans can last for a few years when stored in a cool, dark and very dry place.

Here’s the scoop on […]

By | October 27th, 2019|Blog|

What is Blind-Baking?

Question:
What is blind baking?

Answer:
It could be a test of how baking proficiency… place on a blindfold and see if you can bake correctly! Just kidding, blind baking is an actual term in the world of pie making. It is basically baking the crust before the actual pie is assembled to prevent […]

By | October 21st, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Easy Simple Syrup

Basically all simple syrups, as the name implies, are pretty simple to make at home. What makes this recipe easy is that there isn’t even a trip to the grocery needed to make a simple syrup of the day. If you’ve got some sugar, water and a stove then you’re all set to […]

By | October 16th, 2019|Blog|

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower, or cauliflower mash, is often called cauliflower mashed potatoes… even though the only essential ingredient is a head of cauliflower! It’s hard to get much healthier than that! Cauliflower mash is a nearly identical twin of mashed potatoes when it comes to appearance on a plate, minus the starches that […]

By | October 11th, 2019|Blog|

Pickle Juice Uses

The leaves are turning and many BBQs are going under cover. This also means that hamburgs and hot dogs are becoming more scarce at home, leaving many pickle jars either empty or just sitting in the back of the fridge.

Pickle juice, or technically pickle brine, […]

By | October 6th, 2019|Blog|

How to Make Whipped Cream

Whipped cream in a can is cool to use, especially if spraying directly into your mouth! But, since it is mostly air, it really doesn’t stand for up for long once placed. This makes it great for having an individual piece of pie, but when decorating the whole pie then serving […]

By | October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Freezer Maintenance

Freezers these days are very low maintenance. Nevertheless, they should be checked a few times a year (think fall cleaning for now since we just celebrated the fall equinox and then again in the spring). Twice a year checks are recommended by most freezer manufacturers. Here’s what to look for in order to […]

By | September 28th, 2019|Blog|

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