How To Make Authentic Guacamole

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Living in Texas then California when I was a kid, I pretty much grew up eating authentic guacamole from a very young age. Avocados trees were so abundant in California back then — most of our neighbors had at least one tree in their backyard, although we didn’t. Since the fruits on a tree mature […]

How To Make Pesto & 5 Variations

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Knowing how to make pesto is a great way to deal with the bounty of basil plants in your garden. But even if you don’t like basil there are variations using other herbs that are still delicious. Check them out below! Article continues below What is pesto? Pesto draws its name from the Italian word […]

How To Make Lemonade From Scratch

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When a great sale at the grocery store gives you lemons on discount, it’s time to learn how to make lemonade from scratch! That’s the fortunate position I found myself this winter when our grocery store priced lemons for $0.18 each. I guess there’s not a lot of demand for lemons in February, so I […]

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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Once you know how to cook bacon in the oven you may never go back to cooking it on the stove again! Not only does the oven minimize shrinkage and stops those painful splatters, it also produces crispy bacon in bulk so you can make an entire package at a time. That last bit, as […]

How To Poach An Egg In The Microwave

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Until I learned how to poach an egg in the microwave I’d pretty much given up eating poached eggs at home. Since one of my favorite breakfasts is Eggs Benedict, I’ve only had it when we’ve gone to a restaurant for breakfast… something that doesn’t happen very often. Then I found out how easy it […]

Get my best tips in my new book: 1,001+ Housewife How-To’s!

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Although I’ve published several books for the Kindle, I hadn’t published a paperback until now. But over the weekend, my new book 1,001+ Housewife How-To’s hit Amazon and, although I might be a little biased, it’s fantastic! If you’ve visited my Housewife How-To’s® Facebook page or follow me on Twitter, you’re familiar with the type […]

How To Make Homemade BBQ Sauce (Recipe)

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I promised earlier this week I promised to share my homemade BBQ sauce recipe, and here it is! I’m lucky enough to near one of the great BBQ capitals of the world, Kansas City, which means there’s no shortage of restaurants offering amazing ribs, burnt ends, and briskets. Even with all of the wonderful dining […]

How To Make Homemade Ketchup (Recipe)

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If you’re looking to eliminate high-fructose corn syrup and commercially-processed foods from your family’s diet, knowing how to make homemade ketchup is a real boon. Lately I’ve made a concerted effort to ditch processed foods but, as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve only recently looked into making condiments from scratch. (I blame […]