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10 tips to improve your baking

2013-07-31 15.39.47

I love to cook. It gives me peace to put together a creative meal. When I first started baking, I was not a big fan. Baking requires precision, something not necessary in cooking. As I learned more about baking and the precision needed to accomplish it, I became better at it and less frustrated with the process. I still prefer cooking, but I now enjoy baking bread and other items.

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No more delivery: Amazing homemade pizza

2013-04-29 17.57.17

Yes, you can make amazing pizza at home. No it doesn’t take all day, although you do need some time for the dough to rise. No, you don’t need a special oven. And yes, you can do this. Oh, and did I mention it’s sort of healthy? Continue reading

Miss Lily’s Mocha Madness Ice Cream

2013-07-30 19.01.27

I have been searching and searching for a good ice cream recipe that didn’t require cooking. The problem with cooked ice cream recipes is that they take way too long to actually get to ice cream. When it is 7:00 in the evening and I think, “Hmmm, I want ice cream” that doesn’t mean I want ice cream tomorrow. I want ice cream right now! This recipe is super easy and rivals anything you’ll get from Ben and Jerry’s. Continue reading

Clean your microwave the easy way with no chemicals

2013-06-15 08.19.39

Cleaning the microwave was once one of my least favorite chores. Trying to scrub off the baked on gunk was time consuming and it never really looked very clean. Then I found a very simple way to get my microwave sparkling clean with very little effort. Continue reading

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

2013-04-24 16.57.04

I love chicken cacciatore. The blend of chicken, onions, garlic and rich tomato sauce is just amazing, but most recipes call for bone-in chicken and simmering all day. I just don’t have that kind of time. My husband is huge fan of chicken parmesan, which is also a pain to make from scratch and requires breading and frying. Not the healthiest thing in the world. One night, I came up with this recipe and it is now a staple in our household. It’s so fast, it’ll be ready before the huge pot of water boils. Continue reading