Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix – Kitchen Shortcut


More from $5 Dinners on Pinterest I love, love, love my homemade taco seasoning mix. It's convenient, cheap and oh-so-tasty. And I'm mixing up a new homemade seasoning mix today...this time for ranch dressing! This past weekend I planted some lettuce and other cold weather veggies (more on that this weekend).  I try to eat a salad for lunch everyday and usually mix up a … [Read more...]

Spicy Cilantro Pesto – Kitchen How-To

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So last week I found myself wondering what to do with the giant bunch of cilantro that I bought at Jungle Jim's for just $.60. I used some of a dinner I made last weekend.  But didn't want the rest to go to waste. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a pesto, and a spicy one...as I had about 30 jalapenos staring at my from the middle shelf of the fridge! This pesto … [Read more...]

Using a Silpat Silicone Baking Mat – Kitchen Shortcut


So I've been on a mission lately.  You know the one...it happens every spring.  Spring cleaning.  Decluttering. Purging. And finding new treasures in the backs of shelves and bottoms of closets. One such treasure for me. A silicone baking mat. It was in a plastic tube.  It had been in this tube since our wedding. Almost 9 years ago! Steve and I were married in 2002, … [Read more...]

Storing Yeast in Your Freezer – Kitchen Trick


If you bake bread regularly, or you are thinking about starting, here's a little tip for you... Store your yeast in the freezer! It is certainly cheaper to purchase a jar of yeast than to purchase the strips.  If you are planning to make more than 3 loaves of bread or 3 batches of dough for rolls, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls or other yeast bread, then the jar is the way … [Read more...]