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Make to Shake

Whenever I finish one of my spices with the shaker tops, I just clean it out and then fill it with sugar, flour or whatever’s needed. Then I just use it to add a little shake of sugar in my tea or sprinkle of flour for kneading dough. E.H.    


Plumper Burgers

If you’re looking for a way to plump up your burgers and make your meat go further, just add crushed up crackers to the mix. It also prevents the burger from shrinking when cooked and even makes it juicier. Tammy    


Homemade Cooking Release

When baking or cooking something like a sauce that will stick to the pan we spray a release agent in it right? Why not make your own? for years I have made one that is part olive oil and part lecithin. My ratio is to fill my container not quite to the top with olive […]


Neat Pancake Prep

To save from all the hassle of cleaning bowls and utensils, I prepare pancake mix in a quart-size zip-top bag, adding the water and other ingredients. Then I just zip it closed and squish and squeeze it until it’s fully mixed. I cut off one of the bottom corners of the bag and squeeze the batter […]


Turn Cooking Scraps into Fresh Eggs

I have backyard chickens that produce beautiful, delicious eggs for my family. Instead of saving food scraps (vegetable peelings, bread crusts, etc.) for the compost pile, I keep a small, clean bin near my kitchen sink to catch these cast offs. Every evening, I take the bin to the barn and feed this to an […]


Sugar Solution for your Spicy Problem

Personally, I love a little spice in my life. Bring the heat! But occasionally, there’s a LITTLE too much. So whenever that happens, all I do is add a teaspoon of sugar, mix it in to the dish, and the sugar will counteract the spice. If you still find it a bit too spicy, add […]


Cooking Spray Under Control

Can’t recall where I heard this tip years ago, but it’s a favorite of mine.  When spraying a cookie sheet or baking pan, lay it on the open door of your dishwasher.  The spray will be contained, and there’s no need to wipe it off as it all comes off during the next dishwasher cycle.