You have probably heard that basting frequently results in a better turkey that is much more moist and juicy than its non-basted counterpart. But did you know that basting a turkey actually does little to make it less dry? Basting your turkey has only one purpose - to give … [Read more...] about How often should you baste a turkey?
Since many of us give our jars of spices and herbs a workout during the holiday season, it is a good time to check and see just how fresh your herbs and spices are. I don't know about you, but can you remember how long ago you bought that jar of parsley or thyme? Here … [Read more...] about How fresh are your jars of herbs and spices
Have you accumulated multiple shower caps from hotels but you have never used them for anything? Or wondered what people do with them and have never bothered to take them? Well, there is a fantastic use for shower caps and it has nothing to do with keeping water off … [Read more...] about Save hotel shower caps to use for bowl lids
Especially if you don't use honey that often, it has the tendency to start to crystallize in the bottle and become hard.Â But, did you know that it doesn't mean the honey has gone bad? It is quite easy to revive your crystallized honey so you can use it once … [Read more...] about A quick fix to save crystalized honey
This is a great gift to give this Christmas season, especially since it is pretty inexpensive to make, but buying crystallized ginger in the store is an expensive treat. 1 lb fresh ginger root sugar water Carefully peel ginger root and slice into thin slices. Place ginger root … [Read more...] about Make your own crystalized ginger for gifts in a jar
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great healthy snack - and they are fun to make with your kids after the pumpkin carving is done. And, did you know you can toast any kind of squash seed as well, so don't think you are limited to just toasting up pumpkin seeds, toast other squash … [Read more...] about How to roast pumpkin seeds from Jack O’Lanterns
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 … [Read more...] about Is your slow cooker safe to use?