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Eat Well, Spend Less: Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples

Eat Well, Spend Less: Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples

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Homemade DIY Dry Pantry Staples - Eat Well Spend Less Series Frugal Recipes | 60 comments Yesterday the hosts of the radio morning show I listen to on my way home from dropping the kids at school asked: “You cook ____ times a week?” Answers were sent in via email and the hosts read them on air. I was shocked at the number of people who said things like: Does putting frozen pizza in the oven count? If so, I cook 4 times a week. Everest Home Improvements Despite what modern cooking shows might tell you, whipping up a gourmet meal isn’t just a case of slicing, dicing and measuring ingredients before throwing them into a pan. You can’t just turn the oven on and gaze wistfully out of your Everest windows until it emerges perfectly cooked. It takes a lot of knowledge and preparation to be a whizz in the kitchen, which is why Everest Home Improvements have produced this Kitchen Cheat Sheet to help you on your way to your first Michelin star!

Episode 1 - Pan-Roasted Shrimp with Wisconsin Aged Parmesan Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: 2 shallots, minced (about 2 tablespoons)1 clove garlic, mincedKosher salt and ground black pepperJuice of 2 lemons1/2 cup (4 ounces) extra virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon for shrimp1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved1 cup freshly cooked or canned white beans, such as cannellini1 cup (about 4 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, cut in small dice1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Cooking Directions: Place shallots and garlic in mixing bowl.

How to make your own apothecary, make a super simple linen spray, and feel like a wizard As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs.

For All You Picky Eaters: Homemade Chicken Nuggets and Honey Mustard Do you have picky eaters in your house? I’ve got just the thing, homemade chicken nuggets. And to top it off, the most popular dipping sauce, creamy honey mustard. Served Up With Love: 25 Thanksgiving Pies It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving Day is next week! Aside from the side dishes, the dessert is my favorite part of the meal. When we were young, our Thanksgivings were spent with my grandparents until they were no longer with us. 10 Gourmet Meals For $10 or Less photo: 10buckdinners.com Eating cheap is easy. Given $10 to buy ingredients for a meal for four, even the most hopeless home cook could whip up grilled cheese and tomato soup or a simple spaghetti-and-meatballs combo. But putting together a gourmet dinner for under $10 is more challenging.

Setting Up a New Worm Bin In my last post I discussed dumping out my ‘Coffee Cup Challenge” bin due to excess moisture levels in the bottom of the bin. That same day I started preparing the empty bin for my next round of worm composting As always, I started the process by focusing on bedding. I had plenty of options here since I tend to stockpile lots of cardboard and paper for this very purpose. My favourite type of cardboard for worm bins is the kind used for egg cartons and drink holders (from fast food restaurants and coffee shops), but I also like to mix things up a little and add a variety of different cardboard/paper types.

Homemade Gummi Candy Well the boys are back to school and Bella and I are finding plenty to do! Yesterday — homemade gummi bears! All we needed was 1 -3 oz box of flavored gelatin and 2 – 1/4 oz packages of unflavored gelatin, water and candy molds. (we used two candy molds) Place 1/3 cup water in a small sauce pan.

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