Category Archives: House & Home

How to Make Strawberry Jam in a Bread Machine

How to Make Strawberry Jam in a Bread Machine

  It seems to happen every summer. Whether you visit a berry farm or farmers market – or just have generous neighbors, you inevitably find yourself with a surplus of strawberries. Everyone enjoys strawberries fresh, but they only last for so long. Sooner or later, you have to use them or lose them, and no…

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How to Clean and Store Berries - perfect for summer, now that berries are popping up at the farmers markets!

How to Clean and Store Berries

In season berries taste so much better than out-of-season berries, and this time of year the grocery stores, berry farms and farmers markets are teeming with them. We stock up on the red, blue and purple fruits, and then we realize we have no idea how to store them properly. What are we to do?…

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Earth Day Kitchen Tips from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

Earth Day Kitchen Tips

  Reduce Food Waste Everyone wants to reduce the amount of food wasted in the kitchen, but what are the best ways to do that? Here are five incredibly easy ways to reduce food waste for a greener kitchen this Earth Day. 1. Buy what you need and eat what you buy Before you go…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup for Flu Season

Feeling a little tired? Achy? Sneezy? Run down? Flu season has reached epidemic levels in the United States, and many of us (and our kids) are resigned to the couch with a favorite blankie and a box of tissues.  What we really need is a bowl of homemade chicken soup like mom used to make. This is our favorite slow cooker…

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