Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hanukkah Rugelach Recipe

Yiddish for “little twists,” rugelach has its roots in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. With a buttery, crescent-shaped dough wrapped around sweet filling, the traditional Jewish pastry is enjoyed all year long, but is often associated with Hanukkah. As … Continue reading

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DIY Lavendar Dryer Sachets

Looking for an alternative for dryer sheets? If not, perhaps you should. Although they imbue a pleasant scent to laundry, they may not be all they’re cracked up to be. That fresh scent is often achieved through a cocktail of … Continue reading

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Hack No More: Homemade Natural Cough Drops

It can be argued that the value of cough drops may have as much to do with the act of sucking on the lozenge as with what it contains. Sucking on a cough drop promotes the flow of saliva in … Continue reading

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Banana Bread Recipe

There is a tendency to believe the most beautiful fruit will be the most delicious. Not so with America’s most popular fruit. When the banana has turned from green to the iconic yellow we know so well, its journey to … Continue reading

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7 Unusual Uses for Eggshells

For those of us raising backyard chickens, eggs have become an important part of the daily experience. We gather them, eat them, share them and a surplus is not uncommon. Of course, with eggs come egg shells. For the casual … Continue reading

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

It’s an annual debate. I grew up with a tradition of canned cranberry sauce at the Thanksgiving table. Extracted from its confines with a mighty schoooorp, the jellied sauce perfectly retained the shape of the can. Cut into slices and arranged … Continue reading

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Habanaro-Infused Honey Recipe

A marriage of sweet, sticky honey and the delicious burn of hot peppers has become the latest in trendy condiments. Declared the “it” topping for everything from pizza to ice cream, we were intrigued and immediately hit the kitchen. The … Continue reading

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