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Egg Grading – What Does it all Mean?

– Posted in: Food, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Egg | Grading | What Does it all Mean? Learn the lingo in less than a minute!

Eggs – from graded, pastured, cage-free and more – it can be confusing these days just trying to buy a carton of eggs!  When I was a younger lass and went to the store to buy eggs, it was a simple chore.  There was only one type of eggs!  That’s just not the case anymore. Today, it would seem… Read more

How to Store Lemons

– Posted in: Food, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Cooking Tips | How to Store Lemons and keep them fresh up to 4 weeks!

So, this was my question … “What is the best way to store lemons when you are not going to use them within the next 24-48 hours?” Performing my own due diligence, I read many articles in magazines and on the internet about just such a query.   I soon found out that there are many differing… Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Pot-of-Gold Treats for Children

– Posted in: Food, Winter Season
St. Patrick's Day | Pot of Gold Treats | An adorable recipe for children. No cooking, baking, or dirtying up dishes ♥

In the past, I have posted about Jell-O desserts for adults and children.  One such post was this July 4th Desserts for Children. Since these posts have always been popular, I thought that I would come up with a new one for St. Patrick’s Day!  These little Pot-of-Gold Treats were inspired for children and toddlers, but I am sure the… Read more

National Chocolate Cake Day

– Posted in: Food, Winter Season
National Chocolate Cake Day | Some of the best things in life come straight out of the oven!

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day!  It probably is not a holiday most folks know about, but it certainly is one that you can sink your teeth into.  Pictured in this post is Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake, with “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting, covering every delicious inch of it. Both the cake, and the frosting, is… Read more

Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Recipe | Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp | Fall Baking never tasted so good! Easy to make, delicious, and not overly sweet.

Oh my goodness … I just baked this wonderful Fall dessert called Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp.  It is the perfect recipe for your Fall Baking.  Delicious, and not overly sweet, it makes for a superb ending to any Fall meal.  Every bite of tender apples, covered with creamy pumpkin, and then topped off with a golden crumb mixture… Read more

How to Test Your Baking Powder and Soda

– Posted in: Food, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tips | How to Test Your Baking Powder and Soda

If you are not having much success with how your baking goods are turning out lately, there may be a simple answer.  It could be something as simple as old baking powder or baking soda.  You have to toss them when they have reached their expiration date. The process of finding out if your baking powder… Read more

How to Pick a Watermelon

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Tips | How to Pick a Sweet Watermelon | Great guidelines so you don't come home with a Loser.

So here’s my Tale, and I’m sticking to it.  I recently received an email from someone very dear to me asking if I had any tips for how to pick a watermelon.  Her family had recently bitten into a few, and only one watermelon out of several had met their standards for sweetness and goodness. Apparently she… Read more

July 4th Desserts for Children

– Posted in: Food, Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
Holidays | 4th of July | Desserts | Children | No Cooking, No Dishes, Only 3 Ingredients! Just a perfect little treat for Children!

A few years ago I posted a July 4th Jell-O Dessert for children; however, I have recently not been able to find the Jell-O Handi-Snacks in my grocery store anymore. This year I updated my methods and made the July 4th Desserts for Children with the Dole Mixed Fruit in Cherry Gel cups.  I bought the sugar-free gel… Read more