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Cranberry liqueur recipe for Thanksgiving dinner

Monday, October 27, 2008 4:12 Comments Off on Cranberry liqueur recipe for Thanksgiving dinner

Looking to serve a desert wine or something fancy for your Thanksgiving dinner, but don’t necessarily want the expense that goes along with most of the desert wines on the shelf?  Why not make cranberry liqueur at home to serve to your guests after dinner?

Make your own Cranberry Liqueur

You need about five weeks to make this cranberry liqueur, so now is the perfect time to get started making it… and yes, it is very inexpensive to make, especially if you have some vodka in your pantry already.

Don’t have time to make it before Thanksgiving?  It is also perfect to serve for Christmas dinner as well!

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Make Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar for sick family and friends

Sunday, October 19, 2008 11:49 2 Comments

Flu season is upon us, but most of us don’t have time to make homemade chicken noodle soup to take to friends and family who are sick.  But we all know how being delivered chicken noodle soup can definitely help cheer you up when you are feeling miserable.  So make up some jars of chicken noodle soup mix, all layered in a jar, which you have ready to take to those who are sick on the spur of the moment, without having to do any immediate work.

All you have to do is follow this recipe and layer it into a small jar (2 cup jar size).  Attach the recipe, and you are done!  And if you want to be really thoughtful, include a package of fresh cooked chicken he or she can easily add when its made (just be sure your recipient can immediately put the chicken in the fridge to keep it fresh!  Want more soup recipes?  Click here.

Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar Recipe


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Is your slow cooker safe to use?

Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:09 Comments Off on Is your slow cooker safe to use?

With all the news surrounding illnesses caused by undercooked meat and poultry, it is no wonder that people are concerned about their cooking methods.  And since many frugal families are using their slow cookers, it is worth considering how safe your slow cooker is.

Was your slow cooker handed down, bought second hand, or simply one you have had for years and years?  If so, it is worth testing the temperature in your slow cooker to ensure it is safely bringing your food to the temperature needed to kill certain bacteria that can thrive in undercooked ground beef and poultry.

Fortunately, it is easy to test the temperature.  All you need is a day to “cook” hot water in your slow cooker for 8 hours.  All the specifics on testing your slow cooker’s temperature is found here.  The downside is if your slow cooker is reaching the “safe cooking temperature” of 185F in the eight hours, your slow cooker will need replacing.

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