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Salt free Seasoning Mix like Mrs Dash
Monday, February 20, 2017      3 comments

1/4 cup dry minced onion, crushed with a mortar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon marj... Read more
How to Tenderize a Steak
Monday, February 13, 2017      6 comments

There are many home remedies for tenderizing steak, one of which is vinegar. Pour it on the steak and the acetic acid in the vinegar will break down the tough tendons and make the steak much more palatable. Lesser quality steak cuts can be ... Read more
Canned pumpkin is not what you think it is
Thursday, February 02, 2017      6 comments

Libby's Pure Pumpkin - But instead of those pumpkin varieties, Libby's grows a proprietary strain of tan skinned Dickinson squash. And although Libby's does refer to its fruit as "pumpkin" in appearance, taste, and texture (not to mention ... Read more
Last Frost Date Planting Worksheet
Thursday, January 26, 2017      3 comments

It's the time of year to think about starting your seeds, but how do you keep track of planting dates? No worry if you've missed the seed starting date, do it anyway. Most cool weather crops can be planted in succession until the days get ... Read more
7 Secrets for Making a Better Meatloaf
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      3 comments

1. Meat Matters - Harvey Wolff, the culinary school trained chef from the upscale Nosh food truck based in Seattle, Wash., highly recommends mixing it up when it comes to selecting meat. "Never go all beef, never!" he said. He suggests bringing ... Read more
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Monday, January 16, 2017      7 comments

Allspice,1 teaspoon = 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves Baking powder, 1 teaspoon = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk (decrease liqu... Read more
Sous Vide Pork Chops
Sunday, January 15, 2017      6 comments

But a good pork chop is only as good as the method by which you cook it. You want the most foolproof way to guarantee extra-juicy pork chops? Sous vide is the way to go. ... What sous vide will get you, on the other hand, is meat that is pe... Read more
How To Broil a Steak in the Oven
Friday, January 13, 2017      3 comments

Position the top rack four to five inches from the top of the oven. Take the steak out of the refrigerator as you pre-heat the broiler to its highest possible temperature (Our broiler reaches to 550 degrees). Open a window just in case. Things m... Read more
How to Make Tortillas Taste Just Like Doritos
Monday, December 12, 2016      3 comments

Here's how to do it: Finely grind 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and 1 tsp. tomato powder (optional) in a spice mill. Pour into a large mixing bowl. ... Read more
Ways to get more Protein
Monday, November 14, 2016      4 comments

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Vietnamese Pho (Beef Broth and Noodles)
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      3 comments

Vietnamese beef noodle pho is an easy soup to fall in love with. Those chewy noodles, that savory broth, the tender slices of beef - all those crunchy, spicy, herby garnishes we get to toss on top. On a cold evening, after a rough day at work, w... Read more
I Tried the Instant Pot. Here's What I Think About It, 8 Months Later
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      7 comments

Cambria polled readers to find out their favorite slow cooker. Instead of a traditional slow cooker, many of you raved about the Instant Pot, but I'd never even heard of it. Can one appliance really do the job of seven? Instant Pot is a mul... Read more
Drinking a Dash of Vinegar: 9 Shrub Recipes for the Summer
Sunday, October 23, 2016      4 comments

My DH's chiropractor recommends drinking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning! "Drinking vinegar is back in vogue and it's not just because its distinct zing can curl your mustache. Mixing a tinge of vinegar into your drink o... Read more
Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur [like Bailey's??] with egg nog variation
Thursday, October 20, 2016      2 comments

It's as simple as whisking all the ingredients together, pouring into a container with a tight-fitting lid, and letting the flavors meld for at least four hours. Silky-smooth homemade Irish cream, ready to be stirred into a hot cup of coffee or... Read more
Foot Health with Toe and Foot Exercises
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      3 comments

Top Exercises for Feet & Toes 1. Big Toe Stretch 2. Ball Rolling Exercise 3. Toe Extensor Stretch 4. Intrinsic Foot Muscle Exercises 5. Hammertoe Stretch & Mobilization //naturalfootgear.com/bl
ogs/education/17915320-to... Read more

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