How To Make Homemade BBQ Sauce (Recipe)

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I promised earlier this week that I’d 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 options, […]

How To Make Homemade Ketchup (Recipe)

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If you’re looking to eliminate high-fructose corn syrup and processed foods from your family’s diet, knowing how to make homemade ketchup is a real boon. As I’ve mentioned previously on this blog, following my husband’s diagnosis with brain cancer I’ve made a concerted effort to ditch processed foods but, as much as I hate to […]

How To Make Garlic Powder At Home

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Why would anyone want to know how to make garlic powder at home? The answer is because it’s so easy, and you never have to wonder about the quality of your ingredients. If you eat primarily organic, as our family does, you’ve no doubt discovered how difficult it is to find organic spices and herbs […]

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe and Hot Cocoa On A Stick

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Recently at a Christmas gift bazaar, I stumbled across the most amazing treat: hot cocoa on a stick! The lady who’d made them said they’re one of her best sellers, because most people think it’s too much trouble to make them even though she thinks they’re quite easy. Well, I’m not most people: I badgered […]

How To Roast A Moist Turkey

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There are three secrets to roast a moist turkey. I knew none of them when, as a new bride, sixteen of my husband’s family came to our house for our first Thanksgiving together. It’s been fifteen years, and we still crack jokes about how that turkey was so tough and dry we’d have been chewing […]

Homemade English Muffins

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I don’t make Homemade English Muffins very often, not because we don’t like them, but because we like them so much. Since they freeze well, I’ve been known to double and even triple my recipe for homemade English muffins, making a batch of dough in the bread machine, another in the stand mixer, and a […]

Banana Bread Without Sugar Recipe

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Recently, my sister-in-law asked if I had a recipe for banana bread without sugar. I didn’t, but since I’m the kind of person who loves a good cooking challenge, I decided to give it a try. Make that several tries, until I came up with a winner. Shortly after my husband’s cancer diagnosis, I began […]

How To Make Homemade Cottage Cheese

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My son absolutely loves homemade cottage cheese, which I started making but after reading the ingredient list on a carton from the grocery store. Instead of the “lactose, salt, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, xanathan gum and carob bean gum” that come in the store-bought stuff, homemade cottage cheese has just a few simple ingredients […]

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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Poor planning led to me to try a homemade enchilada sauce recipe the first time. I’d had one thing on our dinner menu, but at the last minute got a craving for Mexican food, but we were out of enchilada sauce. Now, I’d never tried the freshly made stuff before, so I was surprised at […]

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