Articles Posted in the eats & drinks Category

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    favorite things

    One of the many reasons I adore doing segments on Your Life is I enjoy sharing things I love. This encompasses all sorts of areas like cooking, cleaning, spa stuff and even self study. My friends and family ask where I get my ideas and where I get all the supplies and ingredients, so I [...]

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    jams made the easy way

    Have any of you noticed the great prices for fruit recently at your local grocers and farmers markets? Making jams is a nice way to take advantage of the abundance but it’s just too dang hot out there to be cooking the fruit and then boiling jars for canning. What I do is a quick [...]

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    pickling made easy!

    It’s that time of year, isn’t it? When we want to take advantage of the abundance of vegetables and herbs at the farmer’s markets or, better yet, from our own garden and are wondering what to do with all of it? Well, one thing you can do is pickle them! Not the ‘ work-intensive canning, [...]

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    afternoon tea made easy!

    I was 42-years-old before I was introduced to lovely, luscious afternoon tea by my wonderful Auntie Vel. And the first question to myself was, ‘Why in the heck did you take so long?’ I am happy to say that since then I have had tea many times and enjoy it immensely. When I was blessed [...]

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    basil for everything!

    Basil for Everything!   When you hear the word basil, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, I think of a caprese salad of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves or a simple bowl of angel hair pasta with a pesto sauce. But would this herb be effective in the world of skincare, too? [...]

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    fake it or make it dressings

    Fake it! ~Linda Davis~ There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that homemade salad dressing is to die for!  Especially Sherry’s – she is the Make It queen. And then there’s me.  I know I should make it.  So why do I so badly want to always simply Fake It?  Well, sadly it’s Life [...]

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    chili: easy and yummy!

    This recipe was given to me by my good friend, Kathy Blech. We call it ‘chalupa’ and it’s a HUGE favorite by anyone who makes it. It’s great overnight or all day in a crock-pot or it can be done on the stove. However you make it, you’ll be amazed at how good it is. [...]

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    everything’s better with butter!

    Nothing makes a sauce or even waffles taste better than creamy butter, right? But I sometimes get confused with what’s best: salted or unsalted? What is the difference between the regular butter I buy and European? Are butter blends (part butter, part canola oil), margarine or butter substitutes better for us? Is there any way [...]

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    chai tea: for you or as a gift

    Have you purchased Chai tea latte from your favorite spot & asked yourself: ‘Can’t I make this cheaper?’ Yes, you can! Not only can I have you making your own Chai tea lattes, I can also show you how to make a great Christmas gift for your friends and family! Making the tea is so [...]

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    last minute holiday and hostess gifts

    You’re rushing around, can’t find your head, and all of a sudden, you think, ‘Oh, my gosh! I forgot a little something for Mary tonight!’ The holiday cookies are looking a little worn and you just can’t make yourself re-gift the fruit cake you got from Aunt Mabel. So what are you going to do??? [...]