Menu Monday – I’ve been busy

Menu Plan Monday

Heather says,I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you visit the site itself, you may notice some changes. I switched to a more mobile friendly menu which should make reading on phones a bit easier. I also finally, after 8 years, found a real solution to my how do I organize the recipes in a way that makes sense problem. It's a large project ...

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Help! Can I Use Powdered Garlic Instead of Fresh

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I don’t have fresh garlic. Could I use garlic powder? And if so, how much do you think? I have about 5 drumsticks. Signed, Look at My Chicken Legs, LOOK AT THEM! Heather saysI hope those drumsticks have been in the refrigerator.Yes, you can absolutely use garlic powder in place of fresh garlic in most recipes. Will it ...

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Why Does This Drumstick Look Dark Red? Is It Safe?

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a question concerning prepping chicken legs. My family LOVES chicken legs but the unsightly blood that sometimes comes along with chicken legs leaves us all a little disgusted. I’ve read about and tried the salt brine method for removing the blood but have had almost no success. Any tips? Signed, Squeamish in ...

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Menu Monday #37 & Heading to the Food and Wine Conference

Menu Plan Monday

Heather saysI have a lot of food related things on my mind lately. Some of it is simply trying to be a good parent and encourage healthy habits in our kids, some of it is wondering if I say too much or not enough when it comes to making healthy choices. How hard do you push a kid? At what point does it change from encouragement to control? I ...

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A Guide to Cooking and Using Chicken

More Chicken Recipes

Heather says:Some of you may know that I have weird taste in fiction, one of my favorite authors is Margaret Atwood who specializes in near-future dystopia -think of it as the opposite of utopia. In two of her novels, science has reached a point where the chicken has been engineered to be little more than a mouth that produces meat called ...

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