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Gluten Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Excellent replacement for condensed Cream of Chicken Soup in recipes using canned soups.

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Tips on how to make your own healthy version of homemade bread crumbs that are preservative free, and without MSG, high fructose corn syrup or other fillers.

Gluten Free Travel Snacks

2013 – Gluten Free Living There are a lot of people who are on special diets for dairy or gluten intolerance, diabetes or hypoglycemia or other health issues. Many times they do great while at home but struggle eating out or when they are away from home for extended periods. This post is provided to give options for clean eating, and ideas for low calorie, healthy, and gluten free snacks. Being organized and prepared is the easiest way to deal with dietary restrictions and stay on track ...

Tips for Preparing Holiday Turkey

Tips For Preparing Holiday Turkey will help you have a successful turkey dinner for your family without all the blood, sweat and tears of a first trial run. I thought I would write a post for those who are not used to cooking turkeys each year for thanksgiving to provide tips and guidance through the process. Preparing a holiday turkey doesn't have to be a big ordeal. You don't need to be freaked out by the process, and no one needs extra drama due to problems with the turkey! So, I'm going to ...

Teresa’s Famous Deviled Eggs

The BEST deviled eggs you will ever eat! The secret ingredient to these eggs is bacon! These delicious eggs need real Miracle Whip to accomplish the proper taste. Teresa's Famous Deviled Eggs are gluten free.

Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

I was making Butternut Squash Bake for company the other day and realized there may be those who have never prepared butternut squash before and don't know how to cook it, cut it up, or add it in recipes. So I thought I'd offer a little how-to-lesson on how I do it. I've baked the squash and added it to recipes. I've boiled it, and I've added it freshly peeled to recipes. Any way works wonderfully. Once you've prepared the butternut squash you can use it in soups and bisques, casseroles, ...

Tips for Deboning Chicken

I thought it might be helpful to share some tips on deboning a whole chicken for those who have never done it before. Mom used to do it all the time and finally after I had been married for some years and had kids I asked her to show me how she did it. I watched her debone the whole chicken which was an extremely helpful exercise. It's not near as difficult as you might think. I use cooked chicken this way in so many recipes. My Homemade Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken and Biscuit Casserole...

Tips for Baking Homemade Bread

Making homemade bread doesn't have to be difficult, but it is a work of art--especially if you knead your own bread. I have to admit I use the breadmaker more often than not these days because it doesn't tie up my time as much. But there is nothing quite like hand-kneaded homemade bread. It doesn't have the tougher texture that breadmakers or using dough hooks tend to provide. Plus you get the satisfaction of making your own bread from scratch where you can eliminate fillers, high fructose corn ...

Tips for Transporting Meals

I take meals to people very frequently--probably on the average of two to three times per month. I've been taking meals to families for decades, so I've learned a few things that you may find helpful if you want to take a meal to someone. Some of my most frequent opportunities to minister to other families is by bringing them food. Most of my ministry is conducted through families in our local church that we are in contact with who could use a meal. There are lots of reasons why you may ...

Tips for Baking Cookies

We bake thousands of cookies every year for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. These extravaganza's take countless hours in preparation, food buying, and baking, let alone sealing the cookies in bags, packing them in cookie containers and then shipping them out to friends and family all across the country. My husband has always helped me bake the cookies and I usually assign him the more labor intensive cookies. He doesn't mind. :) Through the years we've discovered a few tips that may help you ...

Tips for Baking Cakes

I thought it would be helpful to share some tips for bakers especially those who are new to the art of cake baking, or those who have had a few bombs. You will find these tips also posted under my recipe for Carrot Cake and for Blueberry Coffeecake. I will probably keep adding to this post as I think of tips that will help. Those of us who enjoy baking want our cakes to turn out like this: Here's a picture of my delicious Red Velvet Cake. It is a moist cake and takes 2 batches of the ...