Cooking

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Got a New Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker?

Some of you may have gotten an Instant Pot for Christmas this year (or you bought it for yourself at Black Friday?)…. here is a little e-booklet I put together for my daughters — a few easy recipes and a few starter tips, plus links to several helpful sites. This […]

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Buffet Tips for Holiday Hospitality

Think logically through the traffic flow at your buffet table. Consider from which end the guests will most likely approach the table, then set up the plates at that end. Space the serving dishes so guests have a little room to set their plates as they serve themselves, and be […]

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No-Knead Pizza Dough

My sweet husband has just come in from shoveling our heating system and the Jeep out of four feet of snow, and his relaxation will be watching whatever the football game is called that precedes the Super Bowl. (I am so football literate, aren’t I?) (The photo is of me, […]

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Easy Crusty No-Knead Artisan Bread, Updated

“My husband said this was the closest thing to “real” Italian bread that we have had since we lived in Italy! So delicious!” – Julie G, recipient of new-mama meal after birth of seventh precious baby I always get raves over my no-knead, crusty artisan-style bread, and it’s super easy. […]

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It’s Autumn! Apple Cider Donut Cake

  Apple cider donuts are a big deal in the Shenandoah Valley — this is apple country! So I had to try this recipe for an apple cider donut cake (since I’m not going to get to making cider donuts anytime soon). I made a few tweaks to the original […]

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Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Who wants to get the waffle iron or griddle out for just one meal? When I make pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc. I try to make extra and freeze on cookie sheet in single layer. When frozen, pop them into freezer bags. French toast and waffles heat well in the […]

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Gingerbread Houses – Decorating Day

We’ve had a long-standing tradition of decorating gingerbread houses — well, the girls have, at least (vs. mom). We aren’t advanced enough to bake our own houses –we’re happy to buy a Wilton kit and spend all our energy on the actual decorating. As the girls got older, they started […]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

In our house, it just isn’t the Christmas season without a marathon baking day with all the sisters and as many grandkids as we can gather–with our favorite holiday music providing the atmosphere, of course. Most of the cookies are set aside for about 14 plates for the neighbors, but […]

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Homemade Tortillas

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup warm water ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 cups fresh flour (we mill our own for maximum nutrition/freshness – I usually use soft wheat or hard white, with a bit of barley) 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp baking powder Add spice/garlic if desired – I use McCormick’s (Original, […]

Kitchen Tips – How to Prep 13 Meat Meals in an Hour

Vicki’s Kitchen Tips How to start 13+ meals in one night: Last week, I bought 15 pounds of very lean hamburger from Sam’s Club (by the case with some friends at a significantly reduced price per pound – Sam’s sells many meats like this if you ask). When I got […]