How TO Make The Blueberry Cake


Transform Your Kitchen Scraps into a Windowsill Garden

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Looking for something to do during the winter months that will make you excited for spring? Try making your own windowsill garden–it’s super easy, fun and you’ll have a head start on your spring garden planting.

Tip: Whenever I buy romaine lettuce, I wash, chop and store it with a paper towel in an airtight container so it will maintain freshness longer. The paper towel absorbs the excess moisture so the lettuce doesn’t get that gross, soggy texture. If it’s already chopped, I’m also more likely to eat it 🙂


Anyway, I never really paid attention to throwing away the base of the lettuce until I read about re-growing it. All you need to do is cut the base about 2-3 inches from the end. Find a bowl or jar and fill it with about 2 inches of water. You don’t want too much water, as it will overpower the base…

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Soup Bowl Hot Pads Tutorial: Beth Huntington (eHow)



Simple strawberries and cream ice cream in funky cones

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The disparity, why make an ice cream? Why not just eat and enjoy the whistle clean finish of fresh, warm, strawberries and slather them in unctuous local cream with a hint… an insinuation… a mere nuance of golden caster sugar?

Oh why try to improve perfection? The curriculum vitae for strawberries and cream is quite unnecessary.

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Strawberries form part of our finest jewels in the silk lined box of summer delights, hand-harvested, soft-fruits that punctuate the symphony of iced, emollient beige. The disparity resolved as here follows the rational for my no machine, Strawberries and Cream ice cream.

I picked far too many when I made the Strawberry Daiquiri Sorbet and whipped far, far, too much Chantilly cream for a supper party, simple as. Yes, that’s it.

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Just whizz the jolly old strawbs to a sauce, gently and throughly combine with the wondrously whipped, sweetened, vanilla cream, taste, adjust if necessary…

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Creamy Low-Carb (Mock) Mac and Cheese

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I’ve been meaning to try this recipe adapted from a collection of similar recipes. I happened to notice that our local grocer had riced cauliflower on sale and thought I would use the opportunity to make a little “comfort food” for this chilly Sunday afternoon. The texture of the diced cauliflower simulates the texture of rice or noodles. It’s certainly not exactly like my original version of mac and cheese that my family has grown to love, but it’s close enough for carb concious gals like me.

Creamy Low-Carb Mac and Cheese

1- 12 ounce bag riced cauliflower

3/4 cup cream or half and half

2 oz cream cheese

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Steam or microwave riced cauliflower as directed. Pat dry with paper towels. Spray 13X9″ baking…

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