Category Archives: How To, DIY, Tutorial

DIY Seasoned Salt

Salt is perhaps one of the most widely used of all seasonings and probably one of the least expensive. Pepper may be next in line and the rest I don’t really know… since I’m more of a spice girl. Seasoned salt … Continue reading

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So Simple Pie Crust Tutorial

Previously I posted the recipe that I use for making pie crust from scratch. I shared that I love eating pie-crust, what I didn’t share was, that I like to snack on the dough. I used to totally gross my … Continue reading

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COLORing Sugar Cookie Dough & DIY Playdough

After making & icing Shamrock (3-leaf clover) cookies – they just did not look quite right to me.  Of course, the day after March 17th, it hit me – I should have made green dough. (For information on food color … Continue reading

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Chicken Stock {Healthy & Super Simple}

16 years ago – that’s when I purchased my Crock-Pot (with a removable ceramic crock – how I’ve managed not to break it all these years is unbeknownst to me). Btw, Crock-Pot is Rival’s brand name for slow-cooker so the … Continue reading

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Spiced Pumpkin Creamer

You know what, I don’t like pumpkin pie. You know what else? I have never purchased a can of pumpkin puree or ever baked anything with pumpkin in it (unless you count roasting pumpkin seeds.) However, many years ago a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

  My life would be so much easier if it was completely organized – as in – a place for everything and everything in it’s place. As in, if everyone else would just put things back where I put them … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Puree {plus a few Pumpkin Facts}

It’s that time of year ~ Pumpkin time. Typically I purchase pumpkins for carving into Jack-O-Lanterns and decorating for Thanksgiving, not for eating. I’ve never purchased a can of pumpkin nor have I given much thought to when & where … Continue reading

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Creamy Caramel Sauce w/ Vanilla Beans

A few months ago I purchased a large quantity of vanilla beans… at first I was sort of hoarding them, which was silly – so I decided to start incorporating them into my desserts etc. Recently, I added the vanilla … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Creamer

Hazelnut… The first coffee creamer from a bottle that I ever tasted was Hazelnut. I was hooked. It added sweetness and cream all in one pour. Then I read the ingredients, uh, oh… artificial everything. Really?? Eventually I quit drinking … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Back to school already and I was just getting into summer-mode. *sigh~ I made lots of plans for this summer. The kids were going to have their beds made & be fully dressed and ready to go before 10am every … Continue reading

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