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Living out in the country, slow internet is a given, at least in our location. Since many home businesses rely on functional Internet, and most of us use it to stay connected with friends and family, we put together this list to help you troubleshoot a slow internet connection. You still might not have lightening […]
When I saw a lady from a local cake shop demonstrate how to make edible shot glasses on the local morning show, I knew I had to try them. We're not big drinkers, but the mold works great as an edible serving cup, too. Fill a cookie shot glass with eggnog, ice cream or pudding. […]
Since I brew my own kombucha, I'm always experimenting with different ideas for how to flavor it. In this post, I share some fun ideas for holiday kombucha flavors for a unique seasonal brew. For those who've never sampled kombucha, as my grandmother used to say, “Try it, you might like it!” Fermented foods (and […]
It doesn't have to be difficult to bake bread at home, and this French bread recipe is one of my “must have” recipes. I use it for making bread bowls for soup, such as Wisconsin Cheese Soup, French bread pizza, garlic bread, or accompanying soup, salad, or stew. French bread, not surprisingly, is great for […]
Chocolate and coffee are always popular, so why not combine them into chocolate coffee cookies? Around the holiday season, I do a fair amount of baking – for gifts, parties and family. Cookies are always part of the plan, and we have a wide mix of family favorites from over the years. These coffee flavored […]
Many of the gardening gifts I've seen in other guides aren't a great fit for me, so I decided to put together a list who like some functional mixed in with their fun. I don't know about you, but I enjoy gifts that I use on a daily basis, since each time I use them it […]
When the thermometer drops into the single digits and we keep the house temps on the chilly side to help save energy, I'm sometimes stuck with cold feet in bed. I don't know about you, but if my feet are cold, I have an awfully hard time falling asleep. If my husband comes to bed […]