Great Gravy even without Turkey Drippings!

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 in Holidays, Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes | 0 comments

Great Gravy even without Turkey Drippings!

If you bake a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey, you won't have good drippings for making a good gravy. However, you can still make a tasty gravy if you follow these steps.

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Peanut Butter Recall? I’ll make my own!

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes | 4 comments

Peanut Butter Recall? I’ll make my own!

Making your own peanut butter is as easy as pie. Well, now that you mention it, it's much easier than making a pie! Learn how to make it here!

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Making Lemon Roses to use as garnish

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog, Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes | 0 comments

Follow my step-by-step photo instructions to learn how to make these lovely Lemon Roses. A few mint, basil or rose leaves give added interest to your garnish.

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Making Greek Yogurt Step-by-Step

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes, Step-by-step Cooking | 3 comments

Making Greek Yogurt Step-by-Step

I’ve recently begun making our own “Greek yogurt” from low fat yogurt.  I often use it in recipes that call for sour cream or cream cheese. Sometimes I blend in finely minced garlic, and use it as a “cheese” spread it on bread. Or sometimes I use it as a base for a veggie dip. We even occasionally put a dollop of it on cake or gelatin in place of whipped cream for a low fat, creamy replacement. I’ve made this thicker yogurt for decades, though before Greek yogurt became...

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Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Pasta, Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes, Step-by-step Cooking | 2 comments

Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Pesto is one of my favorite Italian foods! It is a delightful, vibrant sauce used to coat pasta--and it's especially wonderful on fresh pasta! I often make triple batches of it in late summer, when my basil plant is huge, and freeze it to enjoy in the winter. The fragrance of fresh basil on a cold winter day...nothing like it!

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Salsa and Tortillas Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Salsa and Tortillas Step-by-Step

Homemade tacos are one of the most affordable, fun family meals I know. This post shows how to make tortillas and salsa, step-by-step.

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