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Why Does My Oven Burn My Biscuit Bottoms

Dear Home-Ec 101, My oven burns pizza and biscuits on the bottom and the top is under-done. Help! Signed, Pastry Proselyte in Provence  Heather says: There are many factors that could be at play inside your oven, it’s going to take some detective work on your part to get to the [burnt] bottom of your…

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Biscuit Recipe, No Knead

Heather says: These are the simplest, pillow-soft, no-knead biscuits you’ll ever make. I’ve been wanting to try out coconut oil as a substitute for vegetable shortening in my biscuit recipe, but I haven’t been in a biscuit making mood for months. Last night I celebrated meeting a deadline by making country-fried steak and there was…

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Retro Saturday: Biscuit Baking

Retro Saturday is a chance to see a blast from the Home Ec 101 past and gives Ivy and I a chance to relax. Heather says: I searched high and low. I tried at least a dozen recipes people swear were from Grandma and now I have it. This is the one I recommend to…

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Biscuit Recipe

Heather says: I searched high and low. I tried at least a dozen recipes people swear were from Grandma and now I have it. This is the one I recommend to biscuit novices. This is my choice for those who are scared of rolling pins and feel unsure about kneading Basic biscuits: 2 cups all…

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Home-Ec 101 2017 Gift Ideas

Heather says: I overthink gifts. I want the recipient to not only be excited to get the gift but I need to know that this gift will actually get used. I know I feel guilty when I receive a gift and never use it. I worry about making other people feel guilty. (Yes, I am…

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Gluten-Free Sausage Balls

Heather says Let’s just go ahead and get this out of our systems right now. It’s Saturday Night Live, so if you’re easily offended don’t click. The rest of us will embrace our inner twelve-year-olds. Better now? Yeah, me neither, but hey I know two things: The sausage balls are highly entertaining, I’ve been giggling…

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Chicken and Dumplings

Heather says: This recipe for chicken and rolled dumplings is my riff on the Lee Bros version which can be found in The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook. I love their recipes and while I think their idea for sweet potato dumplings sounds intriguing, I chose to go with classic rolled dumplings. Many people include shortening…

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Homemade Substitute for Condensed Cream of Something Soup Recipe

Dear Home Ec 101, Hi! I really enjoy your website and am constantly quoting it to my husband. He loves this, I promise. My question is regarding your previously posted recipe for basic béchamel, and variations, to use instead of “cream of something” soups in recipes. Your recipe suggests it will sub for one can…

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Recipes and Grocery Lists

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Print Grocery List Albondigas Soup | Print Grocery List Almond Buttons Recipe | Print Grocery List Andouille Sausage Dressing | Print Grocery List Apple Cider Pancakes | Print Grocery List Apple, Cranberry, Sage Dressing | Print Grocery List Bagels, Quick and Dirty | Print Grocery List Baked Potato | Print Grocery List Baked Potato Soup | Print Grocery…

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Practical Gifts for New and Aspiring Cooks

Heather says: Despite what the media wants to say, I know many families are in practical gift mode, either by choice or circumstances. If you have a new or aspiring cook on your list, some of these kitchen items may be a hit. With the exception of the knife block, I’ve tried to keep the…

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