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    Foolproof Crepes & Fillings

    As a cook, crepes have always intimidated me. The flipping and the thin texture seemed like a recipe for a big mess. When I mustered enough courage, I turned to my kitchen guru, Alton Brown for a recipe. He did not let me down. So this recipe I’m sharing is his, however I am also providing my own filling options and cooking tips. Ingredients: 2 Eggs 3/4 Cup milk 1/2 Cup water 1 Cup flour 3 Tablespoons melted butter Method: Place ingredients in blender as listed. Blend 7 to 10 seconds – no longer! Place blender in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to rise and mixture…

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    How to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker

      Cooking dried beans is an easy way to save money. All it takes is a little prep time and a day of crock pot cooking. Supplies: 16 oz dried beans 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes. Whatever spices you like. Use a teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of each of your favorites. Crock pot Method: Rinse and soak dried beans in a large pot over night.

  • Tips

    How To Clean a Pomegranate

    On Monday, we discussed the healthy benefits of pomegranates and then on Tuesday we shared a recipe to use them in a fruit parfait. Today I’m showing you how to clean the seeds out of a pomegranate. It can be really frustrating when getting the delicious seeds out of a pomegranate and the juice can stain everything. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s an easy way to get to those yummy seeds. What you’ll need: Large bowl Large knife Water Method: In the bowl, cut your pomegranate in half. Then cut those halves again, you are quartering your pomegranate. Fill your bowl with water. Keep pom quarters in…

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    How to Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

    Sugar scrubs can be expensive at the little shops even though they really aren’t all that difficult to make. This is a really quick DIY gift for friends and family. Who doesn’t love soft smooth skin? Ingredients: 3 Cups sugar 2 Cups olive oil Essential oil – whatever you enjoy Method: Combine olive oil and sugar in a bowl, stir until evenly distributed. Add essential oils. I ended up using 10 drops of orange and 10 drops of lavender in mine. I think it depends on the strength, so add a few, stir, and sniff. Place sugar scrubs in pretty mason jars or glass containers. I used a bit of…

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    How To Create an Amazing Aroma in Your Home

      Make your kitchen and whole house smell amazing with this simple method. Supplies: Orange Peel 2 Cinnamon Sticks A couple Whole All Spice Apple peels (good for pie scraps!) Method: Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan with water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until your house smells like heaven. Don’t forget to add more water as needed! You could also use this method in a crockpot. Just use more of the supplies. Don’t stop here, you can also add lemon peels, greens from your tree, vanilla, or even slices of ginger. Whatever you enjoy. I have also read that you can deodorize…

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