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Turkey Gravy

Turkey Gravy

Last week we talked about cooking the turkey. Now we need gravy to go with it. It’s easy to make. Honest. Just follow these directions. Turkey Gravy 2 cups drippings from roast turkey 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup milk salt and pepper to taste Mix the cornstarch and milk together in a small bowl or a glass jar with a lid until there are no lumps. Pour this mixture into the two cups drippings from the turkey in a saucepan….

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Herb Hints

Herb Hints

For a different flavor and aroma on grilled meats, sprinkle the hot coals with soaked and drained dried herbs, fresh herbs, or garlic cloves. Basil plants will repel mosquitoes and flies. Just keep a plant of two around the house. When using fresh herbs instead of dried, use three to four times more to get the same flavor. To keep ants away, place whole cloves or sage around the windows and doors or anywhere else they appear. To keep spiders…

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Food Allergies and their Remedies

Food Allergies and their Remedies

Last week I posted a sugar cookie recipe which contained lime juice and lime zest. I received a message from a reader who said, “No! Please do not promote the use of citrus in new and unusual places. Many of us are allergic to citrus. Last week I was in a restaurant in Estes Park where we had eaten many times in previous years. New owner. Lime in everything!!! The waitress said the kitchen said all I could have from…

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Freezer Fairy’s Heist

Freezer Fairy’s Heist

Please note! I realized I sent this blog without any tags a few weeks ago so I am going to resend in case someone missed it. This 4th of July I gathered the needed items for our annual picnic. All went well until I discovered the ice cream freezer fairy had made off with the cranking mechanism and inside barrel of the freezer. Not to worry. I’d hunt in the basement and find it. Besides, our eldest son, Trey, planned…

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Avoid Rotten Onions

Avoid Rotten Onions

When great-grandma stored fresh vegetables, she used a root cellar or put them in small wooden nail kegs covered with dirt in the back yard. This afforded the family fresh vegetables throughout the winter. I haven’t seen too many root cellars where I live. I don’t even know if nails come in kegs anymore. In this day and age we need to adapt. Did you ever reach for an onion or garlic and find they’ve rotted? Here’s a solution a…

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