DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

Confession – I am a nutrition fact label junkie. Now that I am a Mom, I am constantly reading food labels when I go grocery shopping and I am “that person” who stands and reads every label before throwing it into my cart. I am always trying to select the least processed foods to feed… 

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Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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Homemade Bitters

Homemade Bitters

Bitters are one of my favorite cocktail ingredients. A classic cure-all and drink flavoring, if you go to any cocktail bar here in Portland, you’ll find them used in many different drinks. I usually stick to using Angostura or Peychaud’s at home, but after reading this book, I decided to try making my own. I… 

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Gifts for Mom: Custom Spice Jar Labels

Custom Spice Jar Labels

My mom is a wonderful cook, so this year for Mother’s Day I thought I’d gift her a set of custom spice jar labels for her vintage style kitchen. I chose the label style Vintage Burlap in the color Seaglass, but Evermine has hundreds of design templates to choose from so you’re sure to find… 

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Wedding Favor Idea: Tea Blends

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If you and your spouse-to-be are aficionados of the tea leaf, you may want to consider gifting a hand-blend featuring both your favorite tea flavors as favors for your wedding guests. When it comes to tea, there are endless possibilities for combining tea leaves with flowers, herbs and spices (for a comprehensive list, see Jeanne’s… 

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Simple Gift: Split Pea Soup Mix

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This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to… 

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