Kitchen Tip Tuesday — Holiday Planning

by Lora

It’s been weeks since I posted to any of my blogs, but I at least wanted to get on and post this kitchen tip I came up with last week. Whenever I am cooking a big meal, like a holiday meal, I plan out all of the steps for cooking each dish, and break it [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday– Chicken Stock

by Lora

One of the most satisfying things I do in the kitchen is to make chicken/turkey stock. Today we finally got around to making our stock from our Thanksgiving turkey. I have had the carcass in the refrigerator since Thursday, but have been too busy to make the stock. Today Hannah made the stock [...]

Scotch-Brite Pads– Kitchen Tip Tuesday

by Lora

It’s hard to believe it’s Tuesday already (though my mind keeps trying to make it Wed.) and time for another kitchen tip. Today I want to share with you about one of my absolute favorite cleaning tools, Scotch-Brite Pads. I use these pads for so many things in the kitchen and even when [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday 10-6-09

by Lora

I love a good cup of hot tea, and think there is no better way to relax than with a cup of tea and a good book. I have found that some people find tea to be bitter and unappealing. I believe that a this often comes from improper brewing. Now there [...]

Hard to Find Ingredients

by Lora

Recently I have had some trouble finding a couple of items that I really enjoy using. One of the items was Twinings De-Caf Lady Grey Tea. I love Lady Grey, but if I drink it at night, my favorite time of day for a cuppa, it will keep me up all night.  A friend [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday May 5, 2009

by Lora

Tammy posted about ways to cook beans so that they have less gas. In south Louisiana, where I lived for 13 years, we cooked a LOT of beans. A tip I learned while living there was to add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each pound of beans as you are cooking them. [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday 4-7-09

by Lora

Today has been a busy day around the house. I put pork chops in the crockpot to cook by 12. As soon as I finished the pork chops I went ahead and put my sweet potatoes in the oven to bake, so they would be cool enough to handle when it was time [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday 2-3-09

by Lora

Due to our allergies and sensitivities to many perfumes & scents, we have begun to use homemade cleaners.  I still use store bought dish detergents, laundry detergents, and toilet cleaner, but for most everything else I use homemade.
For our general all purpose cleaner I use 2 quarts of water, 2 Tablespoons of Borax and a [...]