Category Archives for "Food & Drink"

Pot Roast In A Jar – Canning Roast Beef

“I found a nice pot roast on sale at the grocery store recently… it was a big one, bigger than DH and I could eat for one meal. I usually would cook it anyway and we would eat leftovers for a few days. This time I decided to can it. Now, I have several jars […]

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10 Delicious Ways To Use Almond Butter

“Mmmm, almond butter. Delicious, nutty and an excellent alternative to peanut butter in flavor and versatility. High vitamin E and magnesium, almond butter is a great choice whether you make your own or buy it from the store (consider this brand which is raw, soaked and dried for better digestibility). So how many ways can […]

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The Best Hot Sauce

“There used to be a hot sauce maker called “Bustelo’s” which aged their sauce in oak barrels. It was different from anything else, in a good way. The oak gave the sauce depth just like it gives depth to wine or whiskey. At some point, the company disappeared. The company was basically one guy, and […]

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Basil Peppercorn Vinaigrette

“Basil. Bright green, fresh, sweet and fragrant. It’s a smell that reminds me of both spring and summer; of my unruly garden; of pesto pasta with a glass of white wine. I’m not sure that I could ever pick just one fresh herb to call my favorite but I certainly gravitate toward basil quite a […]

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Homemade Peanut Butter Three Ways

It’s back-to-school season, which means finding lunchbox inspiration is at the top of many of our lists. And what better way to kick up your little one’s lunch than with a new twist (or three) on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Skip the store-bought varieties because with a few simple ingredients and a […]

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Texas Pepper Barbecue Sauce

“Texas sauce is a tomato-based sauce with a tang from the vinegar and a subtle sweetness from brown sugar and molasses that is accompanied by a bit of a peppery kick on the end. The kick can vary, of course, and for this version we’ve made it easy to do so, simply adjusting the level […]

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Easiest Fig Jam With Rosemary + Vermouth

“I maintain that this is the easiest fig jam recipe ever, which was my claim back in 2009. It has never failed me and always results in a vibrantly colored, flavorful jam perfect for serving with cheese plates, adding to grilled cheese sandwiches, or as an accompaniment to grilled pork. Another great idea that I’ll […]

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Making Natural Fruit Leather Roll Ups – Blackberry, Mint & Lime

I love summer – not because of the ridiculous heat but because of the fruit. My name’s Meredith and I’m a berry-aholic. Recently, I came across 12 pounds of organic delicious blackberries and was deliriously happy. Like Oprah eating fried chicken with Tom Cruise kind of happy. It’s ridiculous. So I asked Mia, the resident […]

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