This post comes from a Pinterest bread recipe that I mucked up last weekend. I learned about "proofing" the hard way. The "Proof" in Baking was a concept that I did not quite understand. For an impatient person, this is not something you want to mess with. My baking inspiration started when I found an awesome deal on a used Kitchen Aid mixer. I got it for $100 in good … [Read more...] about The “Proof” in Baking
What is a Hot House Cucumber and why does it matter? I had a friend make us a wonderful pepper, cucumber,cheese and humus platter for super bowl last weekend. She had the prettiest cucumbers sliced and put on display to dip in a red pepper humus. The platter was a hit and left me craving more veggies and humus dip! So what's all the fuss over the cucumbers that she … [Read more...] about What is a Hot House Cucumber?
Stuck with a can opener that won't turn or open a can? Don't throw it away just to get a new one. You probably have this ingredient in your kitchen right now that can get that manual can opener working again. I cooked Christmas Eve so that we could enjoy Christmas Day with no cooking. Just presents, family and an afternoon car ride to scout out last chance … [Read more...] about Fix Your Can Opener with Cooking Spray
The kids are out of school and I have been planning our activities for weeks. More like, I have been planning work activities that do not require a lot of attention because the kids will be getting most of my attention. One of my blog checklist items is and has been to build a Light Box. What is a light box? Well, it's a box that you can use to turn amateur photos into … [Read more...] about DIY Light Box Tutorial
Spicy Kickin' Cucumbers have just the right amount of kick and sweet to satisfy any craving! Easy to prepare and enjoy! Sharing one of my all time favorites. I adopted this cucumber recipe from a co-worker and it has been a hit ever since! This cucumber recipe offers a creative side for any potluck or family gathering. Spicy Kickin' Cucumbers have just the right mixture of … [Read more...] about Spicy Kickin’ Cucumbers