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The frugal way to make bone broth

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A few years ago, this thing called “Bone Broth” started to become all the rage – people were going on about it being a super food, with it’s healing properties etc etc. The person who came up with this term deserves a marketing award – they took something that people have been doing for hundreds of years, re-marketed it, and voila – new trend. Which leaves me thinking that there must be something that my mother/grandmother etc did that I can re-market into something that sounds hip and healthy, and make a fortune. Continue reading

Crumpets – The Joy of Cooking

I was searching through my favorite cookbook of all time – The Joy of Cooking – and came across this recipe for Crumpets. I havent had a crumpet in ages – when I flipped through the book, I was looking for a bread recipe I could make without having to turn on the oven during our heat wave. It looked like more of a batter than a dough – you cook it on a griddle/pan instead of baking in the oven. I had made English Muffins some time back, and they turned out well…how hard could crumpets be? Continue reading

Roasted Chick Peas

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Roasted Chick Peas

I recently came across a recipe for Roasted Chick Peas. They didnt seem that interesting at first, but the idea started growing on me, and I decided to give them a try.

A lot of the recipes for them have mixed reviews, so I combined a couple of different ones and came up with this. They were a tiny-bit fussy, but worth the effort! Continue reading

Homemade Potato Chips

I have been thinking about making Homemade Potato Chips for a long time, but didnt have a slicer that could cut them thin enough. I recently bought a mandolin to replace my broken fry maker, and thought I would try out these chips and see if they lived up to the hype.

I researched mandolins before deciding to go that route. I am not the most graceful person, and for that reason, I have avoided mandolins until now. However, this one was rated by America’s Test Kitchen as their top choice in their tests of over 9 mandolins. (America’s Test Kitchen – Best and Worst Mandolins) Continue reading