Category Archives: How To

How To: Make Homemade Pasta

I’ve mentioned before that growing up, Sunday afternoons always meant spaghetti at Grandma and Grandpa’s with my Grandma’s famous sauce. Now, if you’re going to spend all day simmering spaghetti sauce, there is no way you go just throw it … Continue reading

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DIY Brownie Mix

As you may know from reading the blog, I’m obviously a big fan of making things from scratch. Cookies, pizza dough, tortillas, even brown sugar – all can be made at home with a few ingredients and a little elbow grease. … Continue reading

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How To: Make Powdered Sugar

Let me set the scene for you. It’s a Friday night, you’re home relaxing with your hubby after a long, busy week. You’re craving something sweet, and after perusing your Pinterest boards for a while, you finally decide on making chocolate … Continue reading

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How To: Make Healthy Baking Substitutions

Image source: Better Homes and Gardens It’s a new year, which for many people, brings along resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier. While I usually eat pretty healthy, I still make room for sweets in my diet. I can’t afford to … Continue reading

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How To: Shred Chicken

I debated whether or not to even post this, as it is not a recipe, nor is there really much instruction to this post. However, it is such a genius idea, I couldn’t NOT share it with y’all. I used … Continue reading

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How To: Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

I know, I know. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and pumpkin season is coming to a close. Once December hits, everyone will forget about pumpkin spice goodies and moved on to gingerbread and peppermint treats. However, if you’re like me, your fall decorations … Continue reading

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How To: Make Parmesan Crisps

Not only does fall bring lots of pumpkin recipes, it also brings lots of soup recipes. Even though we’re having somewhat of an Indian summer here in Pennsylvania, I am still craving soup. Next time you’re looking to make your soup a … Continue reading

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How To: Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Remember back in elementary school, when you were allowed to bring in special treats to share with the class for your birthday? Most kids just brought the standard cupcake, but if you had a cool mom like me, you brought … Continue reading

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How To: Make Homemade Gnocchi

Despite growing up with an Italian grandmother who was always in the kitchen, she had never made gnocchi for us. It wasn’t until my 20’s that I fell in love with those little soft pillows of potatoes dumplings. They are great to … Continue reading

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How To: Pick the Perfect Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! I’m not sure who comes up with all these celebratory food days, but I won’t complain. They are a great excuse to eat our favorite foods. In honor of today, I thought it would be a good … Continue reading

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