Homemade Cookies that Make Great Christmas Gifts

Homemade cookies make the perfect Christmas gift. There are many people that one would like to give a little gift during the holidays. A bag of homemade cookies is not too expensive and it is a warm and thoughtful gift. You can hand them out to your children’s teachers, colleagues at work or even neighbors.

Nutritional Substitute for Chocolate the History uses and value of Carob

Carob versus Chocolate – Is the Former Better than the Latter? Carob is often considered to be a chocolate or cocoa substitute and is defined as “A powder or fine flour ground from the carob pod or locust bean. It is naturally sweet, low in fat and has no caffeine. It has a dark brown

How to Make Candy Corn

Candy corn is a popular candy for the autumn season. This colorful candy is typically shaped in a cone-shape or triangle, but you can use your imagination and shape it however you choose. Homemade candy corn is easy to make and yummy to eat. Get your kids involved. Children can assist in the preparation of

Home Canning Guide to Preparing Jars and Lids

With the ease of purchasing canned food home canning is not as popular as it used to be. However if you grow a garden it is wonderful to can the produce that is grown. There are so many different things that can be canned. There are steps to preparing the lids and jars that can

What to look for when Buying used Canning Jars

If you want to save money on home canning, one of the first things you will probably do is to try and find used canning jars. People who are just getting started with home canning may be put off by the price of new jars, so used jars can be a great alternative. However, used

How to Rescue a Failed Apple Pie

“As simple as Apple Pie” is a cruel misnomer as any novice cook can attest. An Apple pie is not simple or easy and even after all that peeling, slicing, rolling and fitting can go terribly wrong. But, to misquote Einstein, imagination is more important than culinary skills when it comes to creating a tasty

Tips for Decorating a Gingerbread House

One of the best things about Christmas is the decorating, as long as the decorations don’t get too costly and too much trouble.  One of the simplest and the most fun, especially for kids, is a gingerbread house.  The storebought kits are the best place to start if you are like most of us that

How to Choose Jar Size for Home Canning

Jar size is one of the most important aspects of home canning. Choosing the correct jar size will ensure that the canning process goes smoothly and produces safe results. This article will provide tips for home canners on choosing jar sizes. The best advice that any home canner can follow is to take a USDA

When Chewy just Won’t do

Making soft, moist cookies it not all that hard but it requires that you use the right recipe with the correct ingredients. Once you have baked your cookies, keeping them moist is a whole other issue and if not handled correctly can turn those soft chewy gems into hard dry hockey pucks in no time

How does a Cookie Exchange Work

Baking cookies is something many families do during the holiday season. There are over a hundred different types of cookies that can be made. Baking cookies can be expensive and often times, not everyone gets their favorite cookie during the holiday season. However, there are ways that a person can have everyone’s favorite cookie and