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How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs in the shell whether you need hard-cooked or soft-cooked eggs. Remember, hard-boiled eggs is a misnomer as they should not be boiled.

How To Make Crystallized Ginger Recipe
Crystallized or candied ginger is very easy to make at home with these instructions. Use in desserts and confections.

How To Eat Artichokes
Learn how to eat a cooked whole artichoke.

How To Make Bread Bowls Recipe
Learn how to make bread bowls for serving soups, stews, chowders, dips, and spreads.

How To How to Reconstitute Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe
How to reconstitute sun-dried tomatoes.

How To Make the Best Soup
Learn how to make the best soup with these tips and hints.

How To Caramelize Onions
Learn how to carmelize onions with this easy recipe and add a rich onion flavor to your dishes.

How To Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob Recipe
Learn how to cook fresh corn on the cob so you don't end up with a gummy result.

How To Make Flower Sugar
Sugar flavored with essential oils from edible flowers makes a delightfully different topping for cookies or as a sweetener for tea.

How To Roast Garlic Recipe
Learn how to roast garlic in the oven to give rich garlic flavor to your recipes or use it as a simple but tasty spread for bread.

How To Make Homemade Creme Fraiche
Learn how to make creme fraiche at home with buttermilk.

How To Make Vanilla Extract
Learn how to make homemade vanilla extract for great gifts or home use.

How To Make Homemade Croutons
Learn how to make homemade croutons at home for salads and soup garnishes.

How To Blanch Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.

How To Make Almond Milk
Learn how to make almond milk to use in your recipes.

How To Dry Fresh Herbs
Learn how to dry herbs at home to make use of garden and market herb crops.

How To Toast Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.

How To Make Herbed Vinegar
Learn how to make herbed vinegar using your choice of herbs. Great for gifts.

How To Make Maple Cream Candy
Learn how to make homemade maple cream candy from pure maple syrup with this simple recipe.

How To Microwave Roast Peanuts
Learn how to on roast peanuts in your microwave.

How To Oven Roast Peanuts
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.

Zojirushi - the magic bread box

My Magic Zojirushi© Bread Maker

Bread, Jam, Dough, Soup, Dressing - the possibilities are endless!


On my Zo wishlist

Just because

All the best recipes are from Zo!


I was reading about proofing bread the other day and saw that some lucky people have a "Proof" setting on their oven.  So I checked and I'll be darn - I do too!

I've run across so many different suggestions and very thankful for everyone for sharing what works for them.

I use the PROOF setting on my oven.  I cover the bread pans with a clean towel and let it do it's thing.  Then I put the bread pans in the microwave (NOT starting it) while the oven heats up.


Poke your dough (lightly, on the side).  If the indentation stays put, then the bread is proofed.

Instant Pot - the magic cooker DUO60

My Magic Instant Pot© 

Stock, broth, stew and chili.  Chicken and egg (which came first?) SO much more!

Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer - what's not to love?


IP Wishlist

 Because who doesn't love technology?