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April 29, 2017

Homemaking

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Why would you want to make your own vanilla extract? Because you can! Why buy it when you can make it, remember? There are actually several reasons why I do this.  If you are concerned about extra coloring and sweeteners in products, you make your own. Even many of the store bought “pure” vanilla extract

Hamburger “Helper” Mixes

Many years ago, in a land far away, this girl chose to spend the rest of her life with this boy. Unknown to her, the food item she thought was in every kitchen, was not in the home where the boy grew up.  He grew up with a variety of foods being made, and mistakenly

Purple Hull Pea season

    It’s that time of year again… Purple Hull Pea season.  Whether you just eat them fresh now, freeze them, dry them, or can them for later use, they are a southern staple.  Not being from the south, even though I always considered Kentucky southern, it wasn’t far enough south to know about these little peas