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Gluten Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

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

How To Roast Pumpkin

How-to directions for roasting pumpkin for recipes.

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.

Bearnaise Sauce for Prime Rib Roast

Delicious gourmet sauce that's superb ladled over Prime Rib Roast. Also good with fish, chicken, pork chops, lamb chops and steak! Gluten free.

Homemade Pie Crust

The most extraordinary, flaky, wonderful homemade pie crust you will ever eat. This stuff just seems to dissolve in your mouth when you eat it.

Homemade Turkey and Dumplings

Scrumptious Turkey and Dumplings recipe with homemade egg noodles from scratch. Mom's Homemade Turkey and Dumplings just dissolves in your mouth.

Turkey Gravy

Old-fashioned gravy recipe that makes the best Turkey Gravy.

BBQ Brisket

Fabulous way to cook brisket and so much tastier than corned beef brisket. This tender, succulent meat is then spread with your favorite barbecue sauce for a delectable treat. This recipe is gluten free except for the BBQ sauce.

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...

Healthy Snacks and Nutrition 101

Part of the keys to maintaining weight loss is building healthy snacks into your diet and meal plan. Practically, though, you also need to build healthy snacks that you will actually eat! I love zucchini and I'll eat it in salads or cooked as a veggie or in stir fry, but I'm not going to sit down and just eat raw zucchini by itself. Sorry! Some people will, there are just other healthy snacks I prefer to eat. So you've got to find something that's going to work for you. If you enjoy certain ...

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 ...

Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Skillets

I love cooking with cast iron. It's a lot healthier than cooking with aluminum, T-Fal, teflon and other manufactured products. If you learn how to season them properly cast iron can work really well for you. I love baking in it, especially cornbread. I fry Fried Potatoes in cast iron skillets several times a week!  I also have a Chicken Parmesan dish that uses a cast iron skillet to melt the cheese over top of the chicken. Cast iron is a little heavy to use, but the outcome is wonderful. My ...

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 ...