Simple Kitchen Archives

  My daughter with Crohn’s often has to battle anemia, and I occasionally have the same problem, like right now. My daughters were excited to jump on the natural healing train when they heard my recent anemia diagnosis, and they immediately began filling my tired self with molasses and homemade chocolate, because that’s what we do–heal ourselves with food. For those of you interested in…

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S’mores are fun, but let’s face it. They’re messy! Here’s a simpler version that won’t get quite as many stains on the shirts and goo in the hair. Ingredients: Cookies with a hole in the middle and chocolate on at least one side. From here on out they will be referred to as “striped dainties,” because that’s what we called them when we were small…

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In honor of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I created this amazing jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich after seeing this juiced-up version on Pinterest. The original uses goat’s cheese and requires me to roast jalapenos. I’m sure it’s totally fantastic, but goat’s cheese is not a part of my current reality. Also, I travel the country in a travel trailer with my hubby…

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This post contains affiliate links and an egg-frying technique. Beware.  Embarrassing Confession: Until last month I couldn’t fry a decent egg to save my family. Life wasn’t always so grim. I used to fry eggs just fine. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but that didn’t seem to matter. I had a pretty good egg-frying track record. I temporarily thought I was endowed…

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Simply Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes with Dairy-Free Alternatives

I don’t drink cocoa, because it gives me gas. I’m glad we cleared the air on that sensitive topic. Snicker. Moving on. The thing I love about homemade hot cocoa is that it’s simple to put in the dairy or non-dairy products and sweeteners that you wish to meet everybody’s needs and preferences. Blah blah blah. What I really like is that it tastes so…

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How To Thaw a Turkey (Even at the Last Minute)

When it comes to thawing turkey, we’ve got your back with these guidelines garnered from Butterball and Cook’s Country: How to Thaw a Turkey If you have 3-5 days, follow this guide: Move the turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator. Leave it in the wrapping it came in. For some reason which I don’t know, Butterball says to thaw it breast side up. To…

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I thought everybody knew this technique, so I never thought to mention it. About two years ago my grandmother told me to watch the neat trick my uncle had just taught her, and she showed me the iceberg coring method my own mother–her own daughter–had been using my whole life. Apparently, not everyone knows this. But you will. How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce Take the iceberg lettuce…

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