Enjoy an unusually savory vegetarian red beans and rice recipe, tested in our kitchens and loved in our homes.
There is controversy over the safety of eating daylilies. This article tells you why and helps you make informed decisions about whether you should eat your daylilies.
Here is one simple practice to follow to keep your Stella de Oro daylilies and other re-blooming daylilies flowering continuously throughout the growing season.
This recipe for Sally's rich, creamy, and tart oil-free salad dressing uses ingredients that are compatible with Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live program.
Candy birthday corsages for girls went out of fashion a long time ago. Is this vintage tradition ready for a comeback?
This article shows you how to generate short story ideas by collecting found objects and examining them through drawing.
If you find it difficult to convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius, it may be because you are a right-brain learner. Here are visualization tips to cement the differences between degrees F and degrees C in your mind.
For as dramatically beautiful as rhododendron blossoms are in the height of their spring bloom, rhododendron leaves are equally fascinating, and even mysterious, during cold weather. You can learn to estimate outside...
How to lose 15 pounds relatively painlessly and also make this healthy food plan work for the rest of your life.
Here are ten great tips for making any hot and hearty soup a great success, even when something goes wrong.
I became an invisible older woman on the day of my fifty-first birthday. That day’s visit to a local convenience store, a place I had visited frequently for years, put the spotlight not so much on the way I view...
Garlic that unexpectedly turns blue during cooking or pickling can be quite an unpleasant surprise to both new and experienced cooks. How does garlic turn blue? Is blue garlic safe to eat?
Do you have an ice bucket or two? Here are five practical and clever ways to re-purpose an ice bucket. An ice bucket isn't just for ice.
Lessons learned in childhood can help us play nice in life’s sandbox. Here are the lessons I learned in childhood that can do more good than harm as life’s sandbox expands while the world grows smaller.
Learn how to make your own signature soups using Manischewitz cello soup mixes as basic soup starters.
Wheelbarrows are practical, labor-saving tools that have a long history in industry, agriculture, and home gardening. These days, they are serving an additional purpose in home gardens as decorative planters. Whether...
Use these ten tips to help avoid and reduce back and knee pain while you garden.
Train whistles, horns, and bells are much more than necessary warning systems. For many, they evoke a haunting sense of melancholy and longing. Enjoy watching these videos and listening to the captivating sounds of...
People have been laying pennies and coins on railroad tracks for as long as there have been trains. Join us on our family coin squashing adventure along country railroad tracks in the heart of rural Ohio.
We lost the original recipe for Bisquick impossible quiche when our diet changed in the 1980s from old fashioned comfort to modern sensibility. Join me in my hunt to find and make this family-favorite retro recipe.
Help your teenage driver be safe on the road by gifting an auto emergency kit. Tips on selecting an emergency road kit for your young adult driver.
You will save money and be kind to your body by packing your own satisfying, healthy road trip foods. Food list, prep methods, and tips for keeping road foods safe.
This is a little story from the 1950s about a dentist who was a sadist. This is a true story. It took place in my small home town when I was eight years old.
Even if you don't like the taste of rutabaga, there are still many practical and fun ways you can enjoy this splendid vegetable.
The humble rutabaga is delicious, nutritious, easy to cook, and inexpensive. If you are not a rutabaga fan now, perhaps its interesting history, nutritional qualities, and ease of cooking will change your mind.
Whether you want to write a cookbook, publish your original food recipes online, or share recipes with friends, use these 10 tips to make your recipes easy for others to follow.
Use these 6 simple tips for storing your homemade foods in the freezer. You will always have a healthy supply of quick and easy foods for unexpected company or for when you just don't feel like cooking.
If you are beef-challenged as I am, you will appreciate this fool-proof recipe for making a fragrant and hearty best beef stew.
I am an S&H Green Stamps child. My mother worked for the Sperry & Hutchinson Company for 33 years, an employment that entitles me to call myself a company child. Those were the days of the company taking care of you.
Do you spit or know someone who does? Do you want to contribute to America's economic growth? A revitalized spittoon industry in America may be the way to go.
This easy weekly menu from Sally's kitchen features foods we associate with autumn and winter, foods such as roasts, winter squashes, root vegetables, cabbages and chards, hearty soups, and citrus fruits.
Learn how to make Polish kielbasa and cabbage, a simple, hearty meal that pleases a crowd without breaking the budget.
You can bring herbs indoors for the winter, whether in their live forms or as preserved herbal essences. Learn to know your herbs and their requirements in order to have their bounty with you throughout the winter.
Bringing Houseplants In for the Winter - 10 Tips for Preparing House Plants for Healthy Winter Living
Despite our best efforts, most houseplants transitioning from the outdoors to the indoors will show, to some degree, signs of stress. Here are 10 tips for making that transition as stress-free as possible.
Until relatively recently, spherification ingredients and tools were hard to come by unless you were a professional chef. With the growth in popularity of molecular cooking, a wide variety of spherification tools and...
Because dozens of portable dog water bottles are available through pet product suppliers, finding the right portable dog water dispenser for you and your pet can be a challenge. Use this handy guide to help you choose...
There is a tomato killer in the neighborhood, a marauder on the prowl just as dawn breaks. He is stealthy, making no noise, casting no shadow. No one sees him, but he leaves clues to his identity, and with those clues,...
Between the mid-1800s and the 1930s, spittoons were as common in American households as pots and pans and as common in American public places as trash cans. It was the golden age of spitting in America. These photos...
Chives are among the world’s most versatile and prolific herb plants. Chives are so versatile that they can be inspiration for countless projects and money-making, money-saving adventures. Here are 10 inspiring ideas...
It’s been nearly five weeks since I mounted an offensive campaign in the garden on marauding Canada thistle, bindweed, and bugleweed invasion forces. Victory will be mine!
Stuffed veal breast is one of our Polish family's favorite meat dishes. It is easy to prepare, smells fantastic roasting in the oven, and has a beautiful presentation.
Spiders have an important role in keeping pest populations under control. Here's how you can catch and release spiders to let them do their jobs.
Ever since the tuberculosis bacterium and its transmission modes were identified in the late 1800s, municipalities across the country have struggled with enacting and enforcing effective laws against spitting.
How disgusted are you when you see someone hocking a glob of gunk out of his throat and shooting that loogie out? Let's take a look at spit and spitting for some insight into why guys spit.
Three great household cleaning products that have stood the test of time to become family favorites for keeping our homes fresh and clean.
Join me while I step away from the world of bread making machines and back into the strength, joy, and balance of working bread by hand.
Molecular gastronomy, the science, has brought us a keener understanding of why things work the way they do when we cook foods, but it has also promoted new and sensational styles in cuisine.
Because most of us grew up shopping at supermarkets, going to movie theaters, and visiting carnivals, fairs, and boardwalks, the availability of popcorn is something we simply take for granted. But, what if you had to...
Here in the USA during the summer months, sweet corn is bustin' out all over. Whether you grow your own sweet corn or buy it, here's how to make sure the corn you eat in this wonderful season is fresh and full of sugar.
We get writer's block, otherwise known as white page syndrome, blank canvas terror, or frozen brain, from time to time. Here's an easy writing exercise based on particle, wave, field theory to help you overcome writer's...
What is selling on eBay really like? How much work does it take to be an eBay seller? Come share a day with me and get the skinny!
Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge, whether you are starting out on your own and setting up your first kitchen, or you are moving on to a smaller household where you'll be cooking just for you. Cooking for...
This wonderful recipe was invented by a dear French-Canadian friend. It is easy, it is quick, and it is comfort food of the highest order. It also comes with a poem.
I used to be afraid of cooking beef because it wasn't common in my home growing up. But I eventually learned how to make the perfect roast beef—every time. And you can, too, despite your fears.
Russian dressing was the hot salad condiment of the 1960s. Sadly, the bottled versions seem to have gone missing in recent years. You can find my family recipe here!