Cooking Tips

  • Gluten Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is an excellent #recipe as a substitute for canned condensed #CreamOfChickenSoup. This incredibly easy #soup took only about 10 minutes to whip up! #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCondensedCreamOfChickenSoup

    Gluten Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

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    Gluten Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup is an excellent replacement for condensed Cream of Chicken Soup in recipes using canned soups. It’s perfect in casseroles or soups, especially if you have family or friends with gluten intolerance.

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  • How To Roast Pumpkin

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    How-to directions for roasting pumpkin for recipes.

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  • Homemade Bread Crumbs

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    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.

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  • Bearnaise Sauce for Prime Rib Roast

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

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  • Homemade Pie Crust

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    Homemade Pie Crust is the most extraordinary, flaky, wonderful homemade pie crust recipe you will ever eat. This stuff just seems to dissolve in your mouth when you eat it. It’s terrific with sweet or savory pies as well as pie crust cinnamon rolls. Every pie will be mouthwatering and…

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  • Homemade Turkey and Dumplings

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

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  • Turkey Gravy

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

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  • BBQ Brisket

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    BBQ Brisket is the best comfort food meal ever! This easy 5-ingredient recipe marinates for 24 hours then is cooked slowly in the oven overnight. It is absolutely mouthwatering. It’s terrific for company or summer holiday fun like Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

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  • Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

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    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…

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  • Tips for Deboning Chicken

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    Tips for Deboning Chicken provides step-by-step pictures and directions for deboning a chicken. If you aren’t in a time crunch, it’s a great way to provide healthy meals for your family and a greatly reduced cost. Scattered throughout the post are pictures of recipes I’ve actually made with the deboned…

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  • Healthy Snacks and Nutrition 101

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    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,…

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  • Tips for Baking Homemade Bread

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    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…

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  • Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Skillets

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    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…

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  • Tips for Transporting Meals

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    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…

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  • Tips for Baking Cookies

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    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…

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