Homemade Taco Seasoning. More from $5 Dinners on Pinterest So I’m into homemade.
Homemade Taco Seasoning, specifically. Mostly because it’s better for you. You have control of what goes into your meals and your body. You decide how it will ultimately taste by adding a little of this or that to the meal. But also because it’s cheaper. Take taco seasoning for example. I recently purchased spice bottles for $1.38 each. Now…to use this homemade taco seasoning… Our Favorite Taco Seasoning Recipes So here’s my “ratio recipe”… Yield – variesPreparation Time – 5 minutesCooking Time – 0 minutesIngredients1 part chili powder1 part ground cumin1 part garlic powder1 part onion powder1/4 – 1/2 part crushed red pepperDirectionsMix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.
Other Homemade Spice Mixes. Good Enough to Eat: Do You Know How to Boil an Egg? A few years ago, a friend called me, to ask what I thought might be the stupidest question I’d ever heard.
“Do you know how to boil an egg?” I laughed at her, thinking how I had admired her so much for being such a great, put together first-time mom and halfway decent cook… but really? You don’t know how to boil an egg? As I started to explain to her the concept of getting a pot, filling it with water, putting the eggs in the pot, my smugness started to wear off. Wait a minute. OMG, did I know how to boil an egg? I realized that while I had the basic mechanics of how to do it, the subtle nuances that create a gorgeous creamy hard boiled egg were eluding me. Science Lesson – That gray ring around the yolk is actually the iron in the egg yolk reacting with the hydrogen sulfide from the white… and only happens when you over cook it. So with a gazillion eggs from our backyard chickens in hand, I set out to boil the perfect egg. And I was pretty surprised at what I learned.
Now the directions - How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater.
But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually. " Storing fresh produce is a little more complicated than you might think. Countertop Storage Tips There’s nothing as inviting as a big bowl of crisp apples on the kitchen counter. Refrigerator Storage Tips For produce that is best stored in the refrigerator, remember the following guidelines.
Keep produce in perforated plastic bags in the produce drawer of the refrigerator. *More about Ethylene: Fruits and vegetables give off an odorless, harmless and tasteless gas called ethylene after they're picked. Food is expensive, and most people can't afford to waste it. 22 Uses for Lemon Peels (Page 5) When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
But what to do with all those lemon peels? Don’t toss them; put them to work. Lemon juice is about 5 to 6 percent citric acid and has a pH level of between 2 and 3. This low pH acidity makes lemon juice a great ally in breaking down rust and mineral stains, but gentle enough to not dull finishes. There is generally sufficient juice left in used lemon halves to tackle small tasks, and it all comes with its own applicator (the rind itself). Around the House.