Category Archives: My Kitchen

Homemade vanilla creamer

In our attempt to transition to more of a whole foods diet, there was one thing (among a few others) that I have not been able to give up: vanilla creamer in my earl gray tea first thing in the … Continue reading

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My bug named Ginger

Ever since I gave up drinking soda pop I have felt great.  It was a little hard in the beginning, but I kept telling myself that it just wasn’t worth the energy swings, heart palpitations, and extra cost, so I … Continue reading

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Bread in the oven

I can’t think of a more comforting aroma to fill a home than that of bread baking in the oven.  The end result being warm slices of heaven, slathered with butter (or not) to start or end the day on … Continue reading

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What to do with K-cups

A couple years ago, we must have been feeling super rich and decided to get a Keurig coffee maker from Costco.  I don’t even drink coffee, so all the better that my hubby can make one cup at a time … Continue reading

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Homemade bagels

There are times when making things from scratch is totally worth it, and times when it’s not.  In my book, bread products are always better when made with love at home, and these bagels are no exception.  Yes, it takes … Continue reading

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Gnocchi

I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but a couple of weeks ago we had a glut of potatoes.  We got a ton from our CSA basket and maybe even a bag from a neighbor (?) and I was just tired … Continue reading

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Yogurt making trick

A couple days ago I shared my method for making yogurt here.  The biggest challenge while making it is keeping a constant read on the temperature so you know when to take the milk off the heat and when to add … Continue reading

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Yogurt

My daughter loves yogurt.  She asks for it with just about every meal, so if I bought it all the time it would add up fast.  I’m thankful that a couple years ago I learned how to make it myself by … Continue reading

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Dinner under pressure

Back in January (pre-job loss) we realized that we had been eating out way too often, so I started cooking more meals at home and realized that I had to do at least a little meal planning to make sure we had stuff … Continue reading

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My $3 dinner

Now that I’ve been cooking at home for a while on our self imposed “30-day eat at home challenge” I’m trying to stretch my creativity in what I make.  Enter the eggplant. I never, ever though that I was an … Continue reading

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