And they are so economical, it just makes good frugal sense to upgrade to them. With energy savings, you’ll Continue reading
There’s also three different ways to safely defrost a turkey. Find out more about defrosting a turkey, how long it generally takes and learn some turkey tips and how to cook one – read more… Turkey Talk – From Freezer to Table
Consider making slow cooker poultry dressing instead of stuffing the bird. It’s a time saver and tastes wonderful. See my Poultry Dressing Recipe which can be adapted for the slow cooker.
And if you’re planning on making a pumpkin pie from scratch, check my tips on cooking/steaming pumpkin. Fresh pumpkin is so much more tasteful in a pie than canned. Read more in What to do With Pumpkin
Find helpful tips on buying a roaster in my: Best Roasters, Roasting Pans
I tend to make at least one pot of homemade soup a week and more during cold winter months. Contrary to popular belief, homemade soup is not difficult but very easy to make and you don’t really have to follow any special recipes, unless you want to.
There are basics though for making homemade soup, some of which can be varied for certain types of soups or to enhance a special flavor. The rest of the ingredients depend on either your preferences or what you have in your pantry. Continue reading
Ready or not, the time changes this weekend. You’ll now get that hour back that you lost in the Spring. The time changes early tomorrow morning, so set back your clock one hour before going to bed tonight.
- Spring 2013: Spring forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on March 10, 2013
Fall 2013: Fall back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on November 3, 2013
You won’t have entirely lost that hour in March; you’ll get it back in the Fall, so just make sure to set your clock an hour back before you retire for the night.
For those of you who followed my Seeds to Garden Series which began in the Spring, it’s now harvest time. And the bounty has been tremendous for a garden plot that is roughly 10′ x 12′, which I consider rather small.
To take you back a bit, planting this year did have its challenges. String beans needed to be replanted due to excess Spring rains and I also had to plant more cucumbers from seeds in the garden, since some seedlings did not do well after planting them.
But then the warmth came and things took off. I had also started some perennial and annual flower seeds, some of which were slow out the gate, but eventually Continue reading
For those living in cold climates, did you know that you can save money on plants next year by bringing certain plants indoors in the Fall, especially those that are not hardy specimens? Let them winter inside and bring them back out next Spring.
Not all plants are prone to wintering well indoors, but many do and bulb varieties should also be brought in. Bulbs such as gladiolas can be dug up, dried and placed in peat moss in a cool, dark place. You can then replant them in the Spring for another season’s enjoyment.
Geraniums do very well wintering inside too. I usually leave them right in their hanging or small pots, but Continue reading
There are exceptions, but generally, there’s a reason fine print on documents, contracts and policies is so tiny and difficult to read. There’s an assumption that most will either skim through, or omit reading that section altogether.
And it often has some worthwhile information, that you really should know about. Information that more than likely is beneficial to the other party. Continue reading
My daughter first introduced me to this art form and to PRECIOSA® Traditional Czech Beads, and it was love at first sight.
The fire-polished nature of Continue reading
And it doesn’t really matter how you pop it, but serve it up often – it’s an affordable treat that’s perfect for family games or movie nights.