Category Archives: diy at home

don’t go to the store when you can make it at home!

Spanish Rice

For years I have wanted to have my own spanish rice recipe similar to those you find at Mexican restaurants. This recipe comes as close to restaurant style as you can find. Perfect for those Tex Mex evenings when going to … Continue reading

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Shamrock Shake with Irish Cream

One would think that the McDonald’s Shamrock shake is the symbol of St Patrick’s Day. Why not forego the four-leaf clover and leprechaun? Everyone loves a good milk shake and this one is even better as it is laced with Irish … Continue reading

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Oven Toaster Strudels

I really can’t and don’t want to call these poptarts as they come out looking more like the toaster strudel that  my mom used to buy for my sister and I when we were young. Their texture is light and fluffy … Continue reading

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roasted russet ‘french fried’ potatoes

  with a ginormous bag of russet potatoes from costco, one has to be creative with what to do with all of them. roasted potato strips are a great way to utilize these potatoes as well as a great alternative … Continue reading

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marinated fresh goat cheese

  i wanted to bring an appetizer for a gathering with old friends this evening and was in the search for impressive yet simple. this appetizer is such an easy fix that it is almost a crime. or, at least you might think so … Continue reading

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how to make creme fraiche

diy in the kitchen… i have a diy category because there are so many easy do it yourself recipes that not only save lots of money but are fun to do as well. such as this one. my son loves it when he … Continue reading

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roasting bell peppers

  ingredients: 4 red bell peppers 1 tbs olive oil the peppers can be roasted by baking, broiling, or grilling over an open flame. if baking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. place the … Continue reading

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caramelized onions

  Caramelized onions are a cinch to make and far less expensive that resorting to the store-bought version. Time and onions are the two key ingredients. If kept in an air-tight container, they will keep for a couple of weeks in the … Continue reading

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