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Turkey dinner on a plate.

Keeping Turkey Hot and Juicy After Cooking?Some foods, such as turkey, tend to dry out if not served quickly. This is a page about keeping turkey hot and juicy after cooking.

 

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Leftover Mashed Potato SoupTry making this delicious soup using those leftover mashed potatoes. It is a certain family pleaser. This is a page about leftover mashed potato soup.

 

Roast Chicken

Cooking a Turkey in an Electric Roaster OvenThis is a page about cooking a turkey in an electric roaster oven. Rather than using your oven to roast the turkey you can prepare the perfect bird in an electric roasting pan.

 

A perfectly cooked beef roast on a cutting board.

How to Cook a Frozen RoastEven less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer.

 

Moldy loaf of bread.

Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.

 

Carping a delicious roast turkey.

Cook a Turkey Breast Side DownTo enjoy especially moist breast meat, you can cook your whole turkey upside down. This is a page about cook a turkey breast side down.

 

Spinach Quiche

Side Dishes That Go With Quiche?Finding the best complements to your main dish will make for a great meal. This page is about side dishes that go with quiche.

 

A bowl of well cooked chicken noodle soup.

Foods I Can Eat After Having My Teeth PulledAfter having your teeth pulled, you may have a very restricted diet until your gums heal. This is a page about foods I can eat after having my teeth pulled.

 

Chocolate fudge with nuts on a white plate on red plaid tablecloth.

Preventing Grainy FudgeThis is a page about preventing grainy fudge. Homemade fudge is a delicious treat. However, on occasion rather that the smooth creamy texture you were hoping for it turns out grainy.

 

A carved turkey breast.

Freezing Leftover TurkeyThis is a page about freezing leftover turkey. Many of us full up on turkey at Thanksgiving and would [refer to wait a little while to eat more of it. Freezing your leftover turkey is a great way to preserve it for use at a later time.

 

A cooked turkey breast.

Cooking a Turkey Breast in a Slow Cooker (Crockpot)This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in a slow cooker. It is easy to cook a turkey breast in a crockpot. Your turkey breast will come out moist and full of flavor.

 

Frozen french fries.

Freezing PotatoesCooked potatoes work best for freezing. Fresh potatoes can be frozen but the texture is often altered. Potatoes are often frozen in the form of french fries, shredded potatoes and diced potatoes. This is a page about freezing potatoes.

 

bowl of chicken soup

Feeding a ColdWe've all heard the saying, "Feed a cold and starve a fever," but no one says with what. I have put together a menu from the things that I know are good for colds, together with those I find myself craving in this situation.

 

Frozen prices of beef.

How to Cook Freezer Burned MeatFreezer burned meat can be safely eaten, as long as it was properly frozen and defrosted. If possible, trimming off the burned portions will help prevent the taste that develops in freezer burned meats. This is a page about how to cook freezer burned meat.

 

Tray of Lasagna

Making Lasagna for Large GroupsThis is a page about making lasagna for large groups. Trying to calculate the ingredients and serving size for a large group can be confusing.

 

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Cream Cheese Sweetheart Cake - Finished Cake

Cream Cheese Sweetheart Cake RecipeA sweetheart cake is more like a brownie or cookie in texture. This particular recipe includes the addition of a delicious cream cheese based glaze. This page contains a cream cheese sweetheart cake recipe.

 

Close up photo of homemade fudge.

Problems Making FudgeChefs will tell you that cooking is an art and a science. The science can come into play when making fudge. Not only do proper measurements play a role in the success of your batch of fudge, but so does the cookware used and believe it or not the weather. This is a page about problems making fudge.

 

Pieces fudge with nuts

How to Fix Grainy FudgeThis is a page about fixing grainy fudge. Grainy fudge is a common issue. Some recipes are more finicky, while others are more fool proof. Here are some suggestions if your fudge has turned out grainy.

 

Frozen Red Potatoes pieces on plate

Using Frozen Raw PotatoesWhen raw potatoes have been frozen, they are soft when thawed. They can be cooked right away and used in some dishes without a change in flavor or texture.

 

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookie...The addition of cream cheese to the batter makes these thumbprint cookies even better. This page contain a cream cheese thumbprint cookie recipe.

 

baked Mile High Apple Pie

Making a Mile High Apple PieI have always been the pie maker in the family! My favorite one to make is the Mile High Apple Pie. It's my masterpiece! I will show you what I do with a few secret important things.

 

Canned Venison in Stew pot

Recipes Using Canned Venison?Canned venison can be used for a variety of dishes, especially stews. This page contains recipes using canned venison.

 

Turkey dumpling soup with carrots.

Leftover Turkey Soup RecipesA great way to use leftover turkey it to make soup. Start with a tasty stock and create. Whether it is turkey noodle, turkey gumbo, or your own personal favorite, holiday turkey soup is a tradition in itself. This page contains recipes for leftover turkey soup.

 

Freezing Pies

Freezing PiesThis is a page about freezing pies. Whether they are leftover from a get together or big day of baking, save your extra pies for later by freezing them.

 

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cream Cheese Thumbprint CookiesI had these at my friend Melanie's house, and they are definitely going to be one that we make every year!

 

Preventing Mold On Berries, Moldy Strawberry

Preventing Mold On Fresh BerriesThis is a page about preventing mold on fresh berries. It is so disappointing to buy fresh berries only to have them mold before you can use them all.

 

Honey Substitute for Corn Syrup

Substitutes For Corn SyrupMany recipes call for corn syrup, which is not generally available outside the U.S. Honey, golden syrup and light molasses are a few suggested substitutions but there are many more. This page contains substitutes for corn syrup.

 

sliced zucchini bread

Zucchini Nut BreadNot only is this quick bread delicious, it is also a good way to use up surplus produce and add some veggies to your diet. This page has a recipe for making zucchini nut bread.

 

The broth after several hours of cooking.

Beef Bone BrothMy friend won the meat from an entire cow at a school raffle. She gave me about 6 pounds of beef bones to make broth and had another 4 pounds for herself. I made this recipe with her and then made it again at home. This nutritious broth can be used to make all sorts of soups: French onion, beef barley or even pho.

 

an onion before freezing

Freezing OnionsStoring onions in the freezer is a good way to preserve them before they go bad or start to put out green shoots, and makes cooking with them quick and easy. This is a page about freezing onions.

 

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Easy Cookie Sheet Sliders - melted cheese

Easy Cookie Sheet SlidersWhen feeding a large group, this is an easy way to make a lot of burger sandwiches. This is a page about easy cookie sheet sliders.

 

Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

Leftover Mashed Potato WafflesThese are my favourite things to make after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time I have an abundance of leftover mashed potatoes. These waffles are creamy in the middle and crispy on the outside; perfect for breakfast with some eggs or just on their own. Definitely a fun twist on a leftover item.

 

Muffin Tin Spinach Frittatas 1

Muffin Tin Spinach FrittatasThis page contains muffin tin spinach frittata recipes. These single serving frittatas are a delicious breakfast or dinner main dish or serve them at a party along with your other dishes.

 

Pecan Marshmallow Log

Making a Pecan Marshmallow LogThis is a page about making a pecan marshmallow log.

 

An uncooked beef brisket on a white background.

How Can I Tenderize Beef Brisket?This is a page about how can I tenderize beef brisket? Low temperature and wrapping your brisket for slow cooking, can help make it moist and tender.

 

Melted Fudge

Fudge is Too SoftIf you have made fudge that is not setting up, you may be able to fix it. Making fudge that is too soft can be frustrating but there are some options to improve your fudge.

 

Mennonite Baked Corn

Mennonite Baked CornTry this delicious recipe made with corn baked in a milk, flour, eggs, and sugar custard. This is a page about making Mennonite baked corn.

 

Green Tomatoes

Freezing Green TomatoesAt the end of the season don't waste those unripe tomatoes. Freeze them for future use. This is a page about freezing green tomatoes.

 

Easy Cookie Sheet Sliders - melted cheese

Easy Cookie Sheet SlidersThis is an easy way to make sliders for a large group. We made them for the Super Bowl and they were a huge hit!

 

Cranberry Orange Relish in bowl

Cranberry Orange RelishI love cranberries at the table for all my holiday meals, and this is a vibrant version to serve alongside your meats and veggies. It only uses a handful of fresh ingredients with zero fuss of cooking anything down. This was a hit at my Thanksgiving party, and will be making an appearance for Christmas!

 

Meal Tips for Single Workers

Meal Tips for Single WorkersMy daughter was challenged with working long hours and not having lots of time to prepare healthy lunches nor dinners. I came up with some hints to use as guidelines to help her continue to eat healthy while working long hours.

 

Allspice berries.

Using AllspiceAllspice is a dried berry. It is very important in many cuisines around the world including Caribbean and Middle Eastern foods. In the west, it is usually used in desserts, but is also a main ingredient in barbecue sauce and chili and an important spice for making sausage.

 

Roast Beef

How to Roast a Cheap Cut of BeefLess expensive cuts of roast can be tender and delicious, when cooked at a low temperature. This is a page about how to roast a cheap cut of beef.

 

Bisquick
Dumplings

Bisquick DumplingsUse Bisquick to drop some tasty little dumplings into your next stew or soup. Bisquick dumplings are easy to make and add substance to any soup.

 

Orangettes

OrangettesIn Europe Christmas means citrus, the green grocer's shelves are filled with citrus of every size and shape. The smell of the peel brings back happy memories of Christmas past. For me this is also the signal to do what I love the most; making something out of nothing and making a delicious festive treat to help my friends and family celebrate Christmas. Don't be daunted by all the steps, the ingredients are few and the delicious results and compliments make it well worth spending your time!

 

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Cheese and Crackers Mini Pies on plate

Cheese and Crackers Mini PiesThese little cheese and cracker appetizers are super delicious. They double up as great presentation as they imitate little slices of pumpkin pie. They are sure to bring many oohs and aahs to your parties!

 

Ramen Noodles Being Lifted by Chopsticks

Creative Ramen RecipesThis page contains creative ramen recipes. Ramen can be elevated beyond the simple bowl of noodles and used in recipes.

 

My Homemade Butter Pound Cake

Homemade Butter Pound Cake RecipeUsing real butter in your homemade pound cake is the key to this delicious dessert. This page contains a homemade butter pound cake recipe.

 

5 Ingredient Apple Tart

5 Ingredient Apple TartThis apple tart is so easy to make. The great thing is you don't need any fancy equipment or fluted tart pans or techniques. Just throw everything in a pan and put it in the oven!

 

A bowl of leftover turkey.

How to Keep Turkey from Drying Out When Reheating?Roasted turkey can easily dry out if not stored properly. This is a page about keeping turkey from drying out when reheating.

 

One carton of eggs.

Using Eggs After Their "Sell By" DateYou can see if your eggs float when they are past their sell by date. If they float, they are not good and should be thrown out. This is a page about using eggs after their "sell by" date.

 

Two figs with one cut sitting on a leaf.

Freezing FigsThis is a page for freezing figs. If you are lucky enough to have a fig tree, you may be inundated with these delicious fruit. In addition to drying figs, they can also be frozen for use later in recipes.

 

A slice of whole wheat bread.

Simple Whole Wheat Bread Machine RecipeMaking fresh, delicious whole grain bread at home can be easily done with the use of a bread machine. This recipe contains lots of healthy ingredients to this like flax seeds, whole oats, raw sugar, extra virgin olive oil. Plus it's considerably cheaper than a "high quality" wheat bread from the store shelves.

 

Homemade Sloppy Joes - sloppy joe with tots

Homemade Sloppy JoesI love it when my best friend comes over to make sloppy joes. I like the kind that uses tomato paste and a seasoning packet, but I love hers! :)

 

Making Doo Doo Drops

Doo Doo DropsDoo Doo Drop cookies are a delicious treat and a family favorite. They are super easy to make and so yummy, despite their name!

 

Creamy Chicken Pesto Lasagne

Creamy Chicken Pesto LasagneBuying rotisserie chicken is an inexpensive and fast way of having lunch or dinner. In our household we always have left overs and this is one option you can do with some left over chicken for a quick lunch or dinner! You do not have to use rotisserie chicken, but you can use chicken breast, thighs, to re-create this dish.

 

Caramels Supreme Finished and wrapped caramels.

Caramels SupremeThe recipe for these tasty dipping caramels came from a Farm Journal Homemade Candy cookbook I'd inherited from my mother. My 12 year-old son picked this recipe for me to "help" him make.

 

Bread Pudding Cups on plate

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding CupsI love the flavour of caramel apples but they can be a bit tough on the teeth. I thought it would be fun to bring their flavours to something soft and comforting like bread pudding. I baked them inside of muffin tins for presentation and portion control reasons. They're so delicious, they are making it to the tables of all my holiday feasts this year! I hope you try these.

 

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge RecipesThis confection is usually appreciated for any occasion or as a gift. This page contains peanut butter fudge recipes.

 

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole RecipesThese prepared potatoes can be used to make a tasty, quick main dish. This page contains tater tot casserole recipes.

 

extra candy canes

10 Ways to Use Extra Candy CanesIf you're wondering what to do with all those extra candy canes, here are a few ideas you might want to try.

 

Stuffing in Bowl

Can I Freeze Stuffing?Stuffing is often leftover from holiday meals. Freezing stuffing is a great way to preserve it for later use.

 

Gluten Free Chex Party Mix closeup

Gluten Free Chex PartyIt is simple to make gluten free Chex party mix. With only a few substitutions, you will be on your way to enjoying your favorite holiday snack! Check out this page to get gluten free party mix recipes.

 

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler Recipes

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler RecipesThis page contains gluten free peach cobbler recipes. Just because you have to avoid gluten in your diet does not mean you can't enjoy some delicious peach cobbler.

 

Two brown eggs, one peeled part way, on white background.

Peeling Hard Boiled EggsHard boiled eggs are a delicious protein rich snack and an ingredient in many recipes. However, sometimes rather than a cleanly peeled egg you are left with a mess of ragged egg white stuck to the shell.

 

Smooth Whipped Frosting

Preventing Grainy FrostingEveryone likes a smooth deliciously sweet whipped frosting on their cakes and cookies. Use the tips for preventing grainy frosting when baking.

 

Potatoes

Freezing Uncooked Potatoes?Some cooks rinse the potatoes in water and vinegar, then blanch prior to freezing. These steps will help keep the potatoes from turning black when frozen. This is a page about freezing uncooked potatoes.

 

Awesome Cinnamon Rolls

Awesome Cinnamon Rolls RecipeCinnamon rolls are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of year. This page contains an awesome cinnamon rolls recipe.

 

Oreo Turkeys

Making Oreo TurkeysThis is a page about making Oreo turkeys. Transform Oreo cookies into a turkey using a few pieces of candy.

 

Applesauce in White Bowl

Storing Applesauce in Ziplock Freezer Bags?If you have made applesauce and have extra to store, freezing it is a great way to preserve the applesauce for later use. Here are some ideas about storing applesauce in ziplock freezer bags.

 

Thanksgiving meal on table.

Thanksgiving Time SaversPlanning Ahead: Buy everything that won't spoil as far in advance as you can. Figure out which recipes can be made at least one day in advance. Things like pies, blanched vegetables, and gratins can all be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.

 

cheesy lasagna soup

Cheesy Lasagna SoupEnjoy all of the delicious flavors of lasagna in this easy to make soup. It is perfect for chilly winter days.

 

How to Make Sushi Cakes - serving tray with sushi cakes and condiments

How to Make Sushi CakesYou don't have to be a professional baker to make professional looking decorative cakes. I made these sushi cakes using regular cake batter, frosting, and candies you can find at any shop. It cost me 1/10th of the price that I would have paid had I ordered them from a custom bakery and they were absolutely delicious!

 

Pouring liquid coffee creamer into a cup of coffee.

Homemade Flavored Liquid Coffee CreamerIf you are suspicious of the ingredients in coffee creamer, make your own! This page has recipes and tips on how to make homemade flavored liquid coffee creamer.

 

pigs in a blanket with ketchup

Crescent Roll Pigs in a BlanketPigs in a blanket are a childhood favorite of mine. These are a simple, yet delicious snack for a party or anytime.

 

Beef Stew

Five Hour Beef StewThis delicious dutch oven five hour beef stew recipe would be the perfect dish to make on a cold winter day. Get baked beef stew recipes in this page.

 

3 Ingredient Fondant ingredients

3 Ingredient Fondant RecipeFondant is used for detailed cake decorating. Make your own fondant with this quick and easy 3 ingredient fondant recipe.

 

Garlic and Herb Snowflake Bread

Garlic and Herb Snowflake BreadThis garlic, herb, and cream cheese filled pull apart bread is perfect to serve at a holiday meal. Add a side of marinara dipping sauce and it will disappear quickly. This page contains the instructions and recipe for making this tasty appetizer or main dish side.

 

Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies, Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies

Quick and Easy Christmas CookiesCookies make great gifts and are a delicious treat to bring to a holiday party. This is a page about quick and easy Christmas cookies.

 

Tea Bags in a Row

How to Use Tea for Tenderizing MeatStrongly brewed tea works well as a marinade and a meat tenderized thanks to the tannins in tea. This is a page about using tea for tenderizing meat.

 

Cooking a Turkey With a Brine

How to Make Moist Turkey With a BrineBrining a turkey before cooking it, can help keep the meat moist and flavorful. This page contains tips for making a moist turkey using a brine.

 

Basic Pie Dough

Basic Pie Dough RecipeWith the right recipe anyone can make their own delicious pie crust. This page contains a basic pie dough recipe.

 

freh bread

Save Money By Baking Your Own BreadOne way to save quite a bit on food is to learn your way around baking yeast. You can find a whole pound of it for about $2.50 at little shops or places that sell in bulk and you use it a tablespoon at a time - it lasts for months in the refrigerator.

 

Corn spoon bread on a blue plate.

Corn Spoon BreadCorn spoon bread is a simple side dish that even kids will love! This moist bread uses only a few ingredients and will compliment many dishes.

 

Red Potatoes

Freezing Red PotatoesFreezing your crop of red potatoes involves a few steps but the harvest can be enjoyed for months once you have prepared the potatoes and frozen them. This is a page about freezing red potatoes.

 

Crispy Grilled Caramel Puffs on plate

Crispy Grilled Caramel Puffs (Karumeyaki)This is my mother's childhood recipe for a traditional Japanese grilled caramel called Karumeyaki. It is said this recipe is over 400 years old. It's mostly sugar but with a little help and the high heat from a copper ladle, it turns into this beautiful meringue-like cookie. It's actually quite the edible science experiment!

 

Tater Tot Nachos

Using Leftover Tater TotsLeftover or prepared for the first time tater tots can be used in a variety of main dish casseroles or added to a breakfast burrito. This page contains recipes using tater tots.

 

Baking Bread, Loaf of baked white bread.

Baking BreadThis is a page about baking bread. Baking fresh bread at home is wonderful, whether you use a bread machine or not.

 

Homemade Shake n Bake

Homemade Shake 'n Bake RecipesThis page contains homemade Shake 'n Bake recipes. You can easily make your own version of Shake 'n Bake coating mix at home.

 

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Meringues on parchment paper

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter MeringuesI originally made these for a friend who loves the taste of chocolate peanut butter cups but finds them too heavy. This is the perfect solution! They're so good, I now prefer these over peanut butter cups, myself. The peanut butter meringues are so crisp and light, even dipped in chocolate, they make you feel much less guilty.

 

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Recipes Using Leftover TurkeyThis page contains recipes for using leftover turkey. Don't let that yummy leftover Thanksgiving turkey go to waste. From pot pies to turkey sandwiches, there are a multitude of ways to use up that leftover turkey.

 

upclose mac and cheese

Homemade Mac n' CheeseThe creamy white sauce with added Velveeta and shredded cheddar make this delicious baked macaroni and cheese a soon to be family favorite. This is a page about homemade mac n' cheese.

 

finished Napa Cabbage Stir Fry

Napa Cabbage Stir FryOne of my favourite additions to a stir fry is Napa cabbage. It has many ripply folds in the ends of its leaves, which I find awesome for retaining the flavours that you add to your dish. This causes you to use less seasonings, which can be great for your health, and your wallet! I love this dish as it is or with a side of meat.

 

Ramen Noodles in Soup Bowl

Recipes That Use Ramen NoodlesRamen noodles are the perfect base for many delicious soups that are easy to make. This is a page about recipes that use ramen noodles.

 

Organic Coconut Oil Chocolates

Organic Coconut Oil ChocolatesThese are the best chocolates I have ever had. This recipe is organic and free of genetically modified ingredients. I use cacao powder, not to be confused with cocoa, real maple syrup that has to be refrigerated and coconut oil. The commercially made syrups are full of high fructose corn syrup and some maple flavoring.

 

muffin tin peach cobbler

Muffin Tin Peach CobblerThese tiny cobblers are easy to make and super yummy!

 

Traditional Foods for Las Posadas

Traditional Foods for Las PosadasThese are just some of the foods that can be prepared for the traditional Las Posadas dinner. I hope you enjoy preparing these foods. Feliz Navidad!

 

Meatloaf

Super Easy MeatloafMeatloaf is a very easy meal to prepare, even on short notice, and can be seasoned with whatever you have available. This is a page about making super easy meatloaf.

 

Celery on White Background

Storing CeleryStoring celery and keeping it crisp is possible. This is a page about storing celery.

 

Limp Celery

Reviving Limp CeleryThis is a page about reviving limp celery. That once nice crunchy stalk of celery is now limp and unappealing. Luckily there are ways to revive it.

 

Rice Krispie treats with sprinkles.

Rice Krispies Treat RecipesRice Krispie treats are easy and delicious. They are also a great treat to make with kids. This page contains Rice Krispie treat recipes.

 

whipped cream on piece of Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato PieI'm sure many of you have had sweet potato pie. This pie is very similar but uses purple sweet potatoes. Baking the sweet potatoes in the oven (in lieu of boiling them) gives this a beautiful creamy consistency and not at all watered down. Baking them also retains their beautiful purple colour. Purple sweet potatoes can be found in grocery stores labeled as Okinawan, Hawaiian, or purple sweet potatoes. They are packed full of potassium, B6, vitamin C, and fiber.

 

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