Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

The Many Uses of Bacon Fat

Brian says: Growing up in my house, bacon fat was practically the Salve of the kitchen. My mother, aunts, older cousins and grandmothers down the line all used bacon fat for everything. I do mean everything. For example, whenever it came to Sunday dinner ideas, mom would always make sure there was a can of…

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Red Velvet Cake Recipe Without Red #40 for Fearless Friday

Heather says: Fearless Fridays are all about pushing boundaries in the kitchen. It’s trying new techniques, recipes, or ingredients. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. All of you are welcome to share your recent kitchen adventures either in the link list or by sharing in the comments. A lot of people forget that cooking is…

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How to Dice a Tomato

Heather says: Today we’re continuing with our knife skills series with how to dice a tomato. Since I don’t have a photographer or an extra set of hands at my disposal -the latter would totally ruin my frequent “I only have two hands, wait a minute” excuse- the reader should know that during the actual…

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Beans and Rice a Budget Friendly Dinner

Heather says: You’ve heard that rice and beans can reduce your grocery budget. On the rare occasion, we have ham, I freeze the bone and save it for a week when I need our grocery dollars to stretch just a bit further. Cornbread rounds out the meal nicely and keeps the grand total, for us,…

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There’s nothing for dinner!

Dear Home-Ec 101, I just looked in the refrigerator and found 3 eggs, some bread, and a quart of crusty old milk. There’s nothing for dinner! Help! ~Starving in Seattle Ivy says: Never fear, your Auntie Ivy is here. I used to peer in the refrigerator and see absolutely nothing to eat for dinner. I…

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