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how to make homemade pizza

How to Make a Homemade Pizza

I’ve been making pizzas for years and thought I’d share a few tips for how to make a homemade pizza.  Before I had a pizza stone, I pressed the dough into a jelly roll pan or patted it into a circle on top of a cookie sheet. (You can also use the back of a…

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kayden our border collie

Introducing Kayden

Apparently it’s National Puppy Day so I thought I’d take a break from sharing recipes and introduce you to one of the animal residents here!   I’m down to one cat, one dog and one chicken at this point. Our border collie Kayden is always happy to hang out in the kitchen when I’m cooking, hoping…

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mocha walnut pudding cake

Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake

This mocha walnut pudding cake is sort of magic.  What’s the magic? Pour a lot of water over a thick batter and bake it. When it comes out, you’ve got a cake on top and a rich pudding-like sauce underneath! This is another old favorite that got lost as I redesigned the site.

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how to grind beef

Grind your Own Meat

If you’ve got a KitchenAid stand mixer, adding a KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers (affiliate link) lets you easily grind your own meat so you know what you’re getting. Essentially, you cut the meat into cubes or strips that fit into the feeder. It can be easier to cut if it’s partially…

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how to freeze ground beef

Make Ahead Freezer Meal Recipes & Batch Cooking Ideas

Whether you actually like to cook or not, having a small freezer stash of either full meals (think casserole) or meal kits (think chicken or flank steak frozen in a bag with marinade that can be moved the fridge in the morning or the night before to defrost, then thrown on the grill or into…

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making meatballs

How to Make Meatballs

A Meatball Recipe and Ideas on How to Serve Them If you just like to buy a bag of premade frozen meatballs you can skip down a bit and read my list of different serving ideas. But first I’m going to share a few meatball recipes. Italian Meatball Recipe Adding a bit of grated Parmesan…

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how to make chicken broth

How to Make Chicken Broth

Learning how to make chicken broth can save you lots of money over the years. You can make chicken broth from a whole chicken, from cut up parts of a chicken, or even from just the bones leftover from that roast chicken you made. You can also collect bones in the freezer until you have…

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