Category: Gadgets

Sep32010

Bread Machine Rolls

Bread Machine Rolls

Several weeks ago while getting a dinner in the crockpot, I decided some rolls would go well with it. Since I’d just finished making dinner I didn’t want to have to start all over again with bread, so I went online to see what I could find using my bread machine’s dough setting. Read More

Mar252010

Cold-Brewed Coffee

Cold Brewed Coffee

Last summer, Mike was having some reflux issues. We always like to see if we can’t help things out naturally before going to pills, so we did a little research to see what we could change in our diets first.

One thing we came across that could be changed was our morning coffee preparation, which we were doing with a regular old coffee maker. I had always assumed that coffee was acidic, no matter how it came to be. However, regular hot-brewed coffee is two times more acidic than cold-brewed coffee. And, in the last eight months that we’ve been doing this, Mike’s reflux issues have completely cleared up. It could be coincidental, but why mess with a good thing?

But what’s cold-brewed coffee, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like! Read More

Mar172010

Save A Few Bucks in the Kitchen, Part 1

Everyone has tips and ideas that they like to use and share on how to save money around the house. One of my favorite places to see if I can save a few bucks is in the kitchen. There are the old standbys, like using coupons or reusing disposable containers, and I’ve got a few that I’ve done for a few years that I’ve found help us out when times are lean.

Invest in a kitchen scale. We buy our ground beef and ground turkey in bulk, in packages of five or so pounds each. A kitchen scale lets me get exactly the amount I need when I separate the ground meats into bags to freeze, instead of just guessing or eyeballing. Which brings me to: Read More