What NOT to do when cooking turkey
1. Although this way sounds good at first, you might wanna lay off the wine until the meal is done
2. Don’t ever try to cook a turkey that is frozen, you have to thaw it safely first! 2 Sisters share How to safely thaw a turkey
3. Allow enough time. Some of you may remember Kenan and Kel trying to speed up cooking a turkey…
Now, if you really DO want to know how to cook a turkey, I have [...]
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More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that [...]
Feeding your family can be a great stressor in your life, especially if you work full time outside the home, or if your kids are in lots of activities, or for many other reasons in our busy lives.
Planning your meals and shopping ahead of time is the very best way to handle feeding your family, and should help to reduce the stress around the question “Mom, what’s for dinner?”
The reality is, however, that even if you DO plan your meals, there will come a day, or days, when things don’t go as planned. Maybe you get sick, [...]
One of the most stresseful areas of a mom’s day is figuring out what to feed her family for dinner. Sure there is always McDonald’s or Little Ceasar’s or even boxed macaroni-n-cheese. But those things can get old quick, plus they are expensive when you consider the actual nutrition you are getting from them.
I love to help moms in this area when I can. I have a Pinterest board Easy Meals for Busy Folks. I even have a post 10 easy meals for busy nights. So when I came across this cookbook by Tiffany King, I knew it [...]
Many people had ham for the holidays. I know we did. I froze the ham bone after we had carved most of the meat of, leaving some smaller bits and pieces. I wasn’t in the mood for cooking with ham after having so much of it. Today, however, I decided I would make a ham bone soup.
I scoured the internet for some recipes. After looking over some recipes I realized that you can really do whatever you want with your ham bone. Here are just a few simple suggestions of ingredients you could add:
potatoes beans pasta rice [...]
Productive – Having the power of producing; generative; creative
To produce –
1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause.
2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.
3. to make or manufacture.
4. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield.
It seems that the process of being productive would require hard work or creativity, at the very least. The problem is, our lives today are so filled with a lot of mundane tasks that the creative, hard work sometimes gets pushed to the side.
One way to make room for the productive opportunities is to create effective routines for the things that we [...]
*This post was originally published on Living the Balanced Life in June, 2011.
My regular readers know that I spent several days last week at the Type-A Parent Blog Conference in Asheville, NC. If you’re a blogger or a business that works with bloggers, this is an awesome conference to attend!
The closing keynote speaker was Liz Gumbinner. She blogs at Mom 101 and you can find her here on twitter. She was funny and made us laugh quite a bit. We could relate to her stories all too well.
So how does today’s woman “do it [...]
I have always used the terms herbs and spices interchangeably, not realizing there is actually a difference in between the two.
Herbs come from the leaves of non-woody plants (think of basil). They are primarily used for savory dishes and are typically used in larger amounts than spices would be.
Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark. Spices are usually more potent and are used in smaller portions than herbs.
Interestingly, an herb and a spice can come from the same plant. Cilantro comes from the leaves of the plant, but coriander actually [...]