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How to Salvage Your Spices

Using and Reviving Old Spices bags of spices

Spices make your food taste exotic, smell delicious and can cost a lot.  I try to grow my own herbs when possible, but some just have to be purchased.  The rarer a spice, the more expensive.  That is why I hate to buy one for a recipe and not use it again for months.

There is a way to possibly save those old spices to use again in a recipe.  First, pour a little of the spice into your hand.  Press it into your palm with your fingers.  Does the spice fragrance come back?  Great you can use it.  If not, just put the amount of spice your recipe calls for into a small frying pan.  Turn the heat on low and stir the spice until it becomes fragrant (about 1-2 minutes).  Once this is done, pour the hot spices into a bowl and stir to bring in cooler air and stop it from continuing to cook.  Now it is okay to use in your recipe.

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How to Keep Your Campers Happy

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If you Love Camping, You’ll love these Recipes

No one likes to cook big meals once they are at the campground.  It is a time to spend outside with family and friends in the beauty of the nature around you.  However, after a long day of playing the tribe gets hungry.  Here are two recipes to feed your beasts in the early morning and late evening faster they you can make a sandwich! You just need to put a few ingredients together before you leave for the weekend.

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Is That Poisonous To My Dog?

Poisonous Fruits for Pets

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It seems naturally to many pet owners to feed their beloved pets their human food.  This is not a good thing.  Although you love your pet as a family member, they don’t have the same digestive system as a human.
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March Madness Appetizers

Get Ready For The Game

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Around our house, a big game means lots of friends, a big screen TV and appetizers. I like to make things ahead when I can, so beef jerky is a hit!

Here are some easy appetizers for your family and friends to enjoy.


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