Tag Archive: Works For Me Wednesday

So You Want To Start a Detox Diet? (WFMW)

So, you’ve been thinking about doing a detox diet? I can relate. If you’re a regular reader, you know that I finished up a 10 day detox diet just a few weeks ago. I’ve been writing this post in my head, over and over again, ever since. I really want to share the experience with…

How To Make Cookie Pops (WFMW)

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No one tells you how much adjusting you really have to do when you have a baby. Sure, I didn’t expect my jeans to fit for a few months (ahem… or maybe more than a few), but I don’t think I was told how long it takes for the rest of life to get back…

How to Dry Hot Peppers (WFMW)

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I have never really had much of a green thumb, but I do seem to have the ability to grow hot peppers.  They grow like a weed in my garden. And, fortunately for me, they don’t seem to mind growing along side of all of the other weeds that I never seem to be able to…

Stocking the Freezer for Fall (WFMW)

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Today I am going to tell you a secret. I don’t always enjoy cooking. Hard to believe, I know… But, it’s true! There are plenty of nights where I just don’t have a lot of motivation to make something for dinner. When I’m tired, cooking isn’t nearly as much fun, and it can become a…

Casseroles Without the Can (WFMW)

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As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve decided to focus on simple meals that are great for busy weeks.  Now that fall is just around the corner and school is back in session, it seems like everyone’s schedules are filling up fast. And, we can all use some easy meal ideas that don’t require too…

How To Freeze Shredded Zucchini (WFMW)

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I need a bit of a favor.  Next spring when I tell you that I am planning my garden and bought zucchini seeds, remind me to go back and read this post. For some reason, when I was planting the garden a few months ago, it seemed like a good idea to put in three…

Pie Secrets – How to Make a Lattice Crust (WFMW)

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love baking pies.  And, I am especially fond of lattice-top fruit pies in the summer.  Sure, lots of people like crumb pies or a regular lid-top pie… But, to me, summertime pies just beg for the woven lattice crust. I just love the way the luscious…

Baking for Better (WFMW)

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I love to bake… I do. But, I’ve noticed over the years that what I enjoy more than simply baking is baking for others.  I rarely make a batch of cupcakes or a loaf of bread for myself.  While I certainly shouldn’t eat an entire batch of cupcakes on my own, I also find that…

Cookie Decorating Essentials (WFMW)

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After sharing the graduation cake I decorated over the weekend, I promised to share a few tips for decorating cookies with royal icing. I’m certainly not an expert, but I’ve decorated my share of cookies over the past few years, and I’ve found a few simple essentials that work for me. I wouldn’t decorate a single…

Fresh and Local on a Budget (WFMW)

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It’s not uncommon for me to be making my way through the produce section at our local grocery store while grumbling under my breath. I’m sure the other shoppers think I’m nuts. The thing is, it’s increasingly difficult to find fresh and local produce (forget about fresh, local, and organic… not happening!), and if I…