Why Do Brownies Crack?
Have you ever pulled a batch of brownies out of the oven for a party and they look great. After they cool you discover a problem. It happened yet again and you wonder, Why do brownies crack? Now what are you going to do? Bring cracked brownies to the party because no one will mind it seems everyone has this problem or do you run to the store and get something from the bakery?
It is time to figure this out so we don't run into this problem again.
Why do brownies crack?
The answer is ...
How Long Do Spices Last?
New Years resolutions and deep cleaning seem to happen at the same time. While you are decluttering and cleaning out the rest of your house do not forget about your kitchen.
How long do spices last?
This is a common question question to ask. I do not advocate replacing all your spices every year because spices and herbs are expensive. Here are some great facts to better take care of your spices and herbs.
Why replace spices and herbs?
Overtime spices loose their potency, they do not go ...
Freeze Green Onions
I love using green onions in recipes but also as garnishes. The problem is I never seem to finish all that I have purchased before they wilt or go slimy.
Did you know green onions can be frozen?
Jelly roll baking sheet
Freezer safe container
How to freeze green onions:
Slice the onions any way you choose.
Lay them out flat on a jelly roll baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the baking sheet in the ...
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
If you need to have a quick meal when you get home or want to free up oven space for your Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter meal, cooking potatoes in the crock pot is a great solution. I love using potatoes because they are cheap and can compliment almost any meal. When I think of easy recipes including potatoes I immediately think of crock pot baked potatoes. The potatoes can be prepared in the morning and will be ready for lunch or dinner depending on your setting.
Crock Pot Baked ...
How To Keep Asparagus Fresh
You bring asparagus home from the grocery store but now what? How do you keep it fresh until it is time to cook it? If you wait too long the ends will dry out. You will then need to cut off more of the stem before cooking resulting in less to eat. My favorite recipe is Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan.
How to Keep Asparagus Fresh
Keep the rubber band around the bunch of asparagus to keep it more manageable.
Chop 1 inch off the ...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
If you have a garden like mine it is slowing down and I’m slowly cleaning up my garden for the year. I have many tomatoes still on the vine that are green. What do I do with those? Throw them away with the plant, eat green tomatoes or ripen them?
Did you know you can ripen green tomatoes?
Wide, shallow thick cardboard box
How To Ripen Green Tomatoes
Remove the green tomatoes from the vines before the frost.
Wash under running water and ...
Watermelon Spears – How To Cut A Watermelon
We recently spent a few fun days at a family reunion. At one of the meals we had watermelon as I'm sure many people do at a large gathering. When I saw my kids eating it I thought, what a smart idea! Why didn't I think of this way to cut a watermelon? You know I love easy recipes so of course I would love this easy watermelon preparation and delivery.
Before we cut the watermelon we need to pick the best watermelon. When you walk into the grocery store or farmers market you will find ...
7 lessons learned from living without running water
Last week we had a leak in our water main. We heard water running through a wall downstairs on Monday morning. Once we verified water was not turned on inside the house we went outside to investigate. We found a puddle of water on top of our grass where the water main goes into the house. Judging by the sound of the water flowing and the pooling water outside we concluded it was probably a large leak. We didn't want the water to do any further damage it might have already caused and we ...