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Leftover Chicken- Not Again!

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Leftover Chicken- Not Again! I have several little packages of leftover chicken pieces from various different chicken meals all over my freezer. I am loathe to throw them out, yet I don’t like them cluttering up my freezer. But if I attempt to seve them, my kids will cry “Ugh, Mommy, not those leftovers again!”…

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Soft Fruit- What to Do with It All? Part 2 Fruit Muffins

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Soft Fruit- What to Do with It All? This is part 2 of a two-part series. Find part 1 here. I bought such beautiful fruits, but a good portion of them became too soft to enjoy before we could finish eating them. I am loathe to throw them out; however, there is not enough for…

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Soft Fruit- What to Do with It All? Part 1 Icy Fruit

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Soft Fruit- What to Do with It All? This is part 1 of a two-part series. Find part 2 here. I bought such beautiful fruits, but a good portion of them became too soft to enjoy before we could finish eating them. I am loathe to throw them out; however, there is not enough for…

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How Do You Keep Your Greens Fresh?

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How Do You Keep Your Greens Fresh? It’s such a wonderful bracha that we can so easily obtain bug-free lettuce today. What was once an arduous job to wash, check and recheck every leaf is now something that can be done in just minutes with soap and water and a running faucet. However, it can…

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How Long Should Challah Dough Rise?

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How Long Should Challah Dough Rise? The ideal amount of time to let a dough rise is literally as it’s written, ‘when it doubles in bulk’. This is actually more accurate than saying “one hour” as one hour does not always work. If it is a warmer or hot time of year, the dough may…

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Margarine or Oil?

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Margarine or Oil? Which will it be? It’s been years since I’ve switched over nearly all my baking from margarine based recipes to those that use oil instead. Margarine is an unhealthy food, (and some can argue that it may not even be called food!), and because of the increased health awareness today, bakers everywhere…

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Healthy and Refreshing Milkshakes

fruit milkshake

Healthy and Refreshing Milkshakes It’s that time of year again when it gets very hot outside and everyone constantly wants something refreshing to sip on. Buying milkshakes or ice coffee in the stores can be very pricey, especially if you are treating a large crowd of your children or grandchildren. Besides, the amount of sugar…

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