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  • homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream ~ 3 Ways!

    I’ll show you how to make clotted cream 3 ways  ~ in the Instant Pot, oven, or on the stove top: you choose how you want to make your very own…

  • A mini bud vase made from an eggshell, filled with flowers

    How to make Eggshell Planters

    How to make Eggshell Planters ~ simple eggshells can be used to make the most enchanting floral arrangements for Easter brunch and springtime entertaining. Skip the pricey florist and create your…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ Learn how to freeze all your favorite Christmas cookies so you can relax and enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the…

  • meringue mushroom cookies

    How to Make Meringue Mushrooms

    I’ll show you how to make meringue mushrooms ~ these easy meringue cookies look just like cute little woodland funghi. You can use them as a decorative element on cakes and…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin (aka filet of beef or Chateaubriand) ~ I’ll give you easy instructions for the perfect roast, no muss no fuss ~ just juicy meat! Ideal for special…

  • A glass of bee balm iced tea with a metal straw

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea from fresh or dried bee balm ~ this easy infusion is not only pretty and delicious, it’s been used for hundreds of years to aid…

  • virtual cocktail party drinks

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour!

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour ~ just because we’re on house arrest these days doesn’t mean we can’t hang out with friends…virtual cocktail parties are all the rage right…

  • sliced strip steak

    How to Cook Strip Steak

    Learn how to cook strip steak in a cast iron skillet on the stove, finished with a simple garlic butter wine pan sauce. This tender juicy steak is the ultimate 30 minute dinner…

  • making a gingersnap cookie crust

    How To Make A Gingersnap Pie Crust

    How To Make A Gingersnap Pie Crust ~ a simple cookie crumb crust perfect for holiday pies and no bake summer desserts ~ just as easy, but so much tastier than…

  • jalapeño butter in a small glass container

    How to Make Jalapeño Butter

    Do you know how to make jalapeño butter? Because everybody needs a kicky butter to slather on their corn, their green beans, their biscuits, and their steak, right? This spicy compound…

  • Trader Joe's freeze dried fruit

    One Stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit

    One stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit ~ I admit it, I’ve slacked off over the years and the recent earthquakes here in California have reminded me that I need to…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects. If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • Homemade Oat flour in a glass jar with spoon

    How To Make Oat Flour

    How to Make Oat Flour ~  simple instructions for making your own homemade naturally gluten free oat flour, it takes just seconds! Use it alone or in combination with other flours…

  • How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine

    How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine ~ if you’re entertaining friends and family this summer, how about trying one of these pretty terrines? It requires no cooking skills, and the…

  • picking blackberries

    Ultimate Guide to Summer Berry Picking

    Ultimate Guide to Summer Berry Picking  ~ berry picking is a summer experience no one should miss. But when? Where? How? I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know…

  • fresh strawberries in a white bowl

    How to Dry Strawberries

    How to Dry Strawberries ~ once you’ve gobbled up your fill of fresh strawberries this season, consider drying them. Sure, you could also freeze them, or make them into jam, but…

  • DIY Mascarpone Cheese

    How to Make Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

    Creamy homemade mascarpone cheese is an easy homemade cheese recipe that’s fun to make right in your own kitchen — use it in all sorts of authentic Italian recipes, both sweet…

  • How to make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

    How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt ~ since it’s one of the world’s healthiest foods, I think it’s worth the effort to make it yourself. This yogurt is creamy, full…

  • Oven dried cherry tomatoes in a mason jar with olive oil

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes ~ we’re blessed with an abundance of amazingly sweet ripe tomatoes every summer, almost too many to eat! This easy method for preserving tomatoes will keep…