Archives for May 2011

Spice Inventory: Free Printable

If you are like me you probably have purchased a duplicate spice, thinking you were out of it, when in reality you just couldn't find it. I remember one year I had three small containers of mustard powder, all purchased for the same recipe, but each time I checked my pantry I couldn't find it. Then one day I cleaned out my pantry and found all three containers. Jen from Balancing Beauty and … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Special Diets

This week I'm excited to have one of my daughter's best friends visiting, although it is throwing my menu for a loop because she is dairy free, sugar free, no white flour, plus limited starch (beans, potatoes, or corn) and no peanuts. :) Breakfast and lunch we'll probably stick to our usual menu and she can do her own thing since she is 16 and capable of making her own food, but I want dinners to … [Read more...]

Cool Before Freezing: Freezer Cooking Tip

This week I was preparing a few meals in advance and I thought of a quick freezer tip I could share. If you want the food to last longer in the freezer make sure it has cooled completely before wrapping and freezing. Wrapping warm food and immediately freezing will cause moisture to rise from the food, get trapped in the dish, and then form a layer of ice on top of the food. Gross! I usually … [Read more...]

Raw Milk Sting in Maryland

My husband forwarded me this article about a raw milk sting in Maryland. According to the Washington Times: A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to … [Read more...]

Waste Less in the Kitchen: Kenmore Genius Tip

Last month Kenmore asked for my biggest household challenge which was to waste less food. This month, I'm sharing my Genius Tip on how I overcame that challenge! Kenmore is on the search for everyday genius & each month they are giving away $3,000 in Kenmore gift certificates and a chance to have the best Genius Tip turned into an Ad!  Enter your Genius Tip Today! Last month I talked about … [Read more...]

Buttercream Frosting

PrintButtercream FrostingAuthor Toni Anderson Many of you have asked for my buttercream frosting recipe. For some reason it has never made into my recipe section. I realize this isn’t the an exact buttercream recipe, but I’ve been using it for years and everyone loves it. Ingredients1/2 cup butter, softened1 pound confectioner’s sugar, siftedcold milk1 teaspoon vanilla extractInstructionsChill … [Read more...]