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The Definitive Guide to Apples and their Uses

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While there are literally thousands of apple varieties grown throughout the world, your average grocer will normally have only a handful of varieties on hand at any one time. And even during Fall the local orchards will average around a dozen varieties suited to the local climate. So while it would be impractical and incredibly […]

How to Care for Cutting Boards

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We love sharing recipes with you every week that are delicious and easy on your pocketbook, yet we would be remiss if we failed to share other money saving kitchen tips that we have learned over the years. Some of them definitely have been learned the hard way. One such lesson is that saving money is all […]

How to Grill the Perfect Summer Vegetables

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One of the best things about Summer is all the fresh vegetables and fruits, especially if they are grilled. Although grilling vegetables seems pretty simple, sometimes it can be tricky. Today we are sharing some helpful tips for you on How to Grill the Perfect Summer Vegetables. Whether you grow your own, hit up the […]

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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Bacon – I have a love-hate relationship with it. I love to add it to recipes and of course eat it. I hate the mess it creates when it’s cooking. So, several years back I started cooking bacon in the oven, there is less mess and the bacon cooks evenly.  Add these to your recipe […]

12 Essential Chili Peppers for Mexican Cooking

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If there is one vegetable that is a staple of Mexican cuisine it would have to be the Chili Pepper. It’s amazing the range of chili peppers you can use, and the best part is that once you start using them you’ll want to experiment with them in other recipes. Today, we are taking the […]

How to make Taco Bowls

How to Make Taco Bowls | Instructions on PocketChangeGourmet.com

The weather is finally warming up, and you know what that means…salads, and we love Taco Salad in our house! Making your own Taco Bowl is really easy and takes about 5 minutes. And they are pretty healthy too, because they are baked not fried. They also take just 2 ingredients and supplies you probably […]

Tips to Conserve Water in the Kitchen

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It seems as if everyday we are reminded of some area of the world that is facing drought conditions. Most recently the western United States is in the middle of what some believe is the worse drought conditions they have ever faced. We all should learn from what they are going through and learn how […]

101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook Review

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If there is such a thing as a cookbook superfan, we may just qualify in the top ten. And one of our absolute favorite authors are the ladies from Gooseberry Patch. Over the years they have perfected their cookbooks by giving others like us the opportunity to share our family’s favorite recipes. With cookbooks covering […]

How to Cook perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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Sometimes what seems to be the easiest food to cook, just really isn’t. For years I struggled with how to make the perfect hard boiled egg. They would either turn out under cooked and runny or over cooked with a gray ring around them. So several years ago, I went on a hunt to find […]

Kitchen Measurements and Recipe Abbreviations

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Having a handy reference for kitchen measurements and recipe abbreviations can certainly make life in the kitchen so much easier. Whether making a small adjustment to your recipe or reducing the overall amount for the recipe to fit the size of your family, it definitely can be invaluable.  Add these to your recipe box as well… […]