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February 15th, 2012 - 11:30 pm § in Recipes

Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is a staple ingredient in our kitchen.  I use it in everything from pies to cakes to yogurts and drinks (iced frapuccino anyone?).  Since we use it so much, I started to notice how costly vanilla extract was.  So, I’ve decided to do some research on growing vanilla, the diff[...]

December 22nd, 2011 - 10:10 pm § in Recipes

The Many Ways to Cook a Turkey

I find turkey to be so underrated.  Prepared correctly, this bird is delicious and will continue to satiate your  family for weeks to come.  This year we got a 20lb turkey for $9.40.  Can’t beat that for a deal!!! It has been a whole year since our last turkey so I had to look up […[...]

December 18th, 2011 - 10:00 pm § in Kombucha

What is ‘kombucha tea’?

Kombucha tea is the product of fermentation by a ‘Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast’, aka SCOBY’, in sweetened tea.  The tea is as sweet as you allow it to be based on how long you ferment it and it has a nice fizz.  Below is a picture of one of my SCOBYs.  The culture [&h[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 12:58 am § in Recipes

Heavenly Pumpkin Cheesecake

Notes: Ingredients: For best results, leave all your ingredients on the counter for at least a couple of hours at room temperature Crust: For this recipe, you can make the graham cracker crust (recipe below) or a regular pie crust.  Buying frozen pie crust at the store can save you some time and th[...]

December 9th, 2011 - 12:31 pm § in Recipes

Homemade Yogurt

Learn how to make yogurt at home with this step by step tutorial including pictures. This recipe is simple, healthy and delicious.[...]