Category: Recipes & More

This page covers domestic matters, from recipes, gardening, kitchen and household tips.

Out of baking powder?

If out of baking powder, use 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda  and 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch for every 1 teaspoon baking powder needed.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe-Emily’s Favorite!

My favorite peanut butter cookie recipe is from the cookbook Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her  (44th printing, April 1999, page 196) . I was given this book as a present over 12 years ago. It’s an excellent cookbook for basic everyday cooking. This is my own personalized version of the recipe:  Peanut Butter…

Out of Paper Towels?

If out of paper towels, use a paper bag, newsprint, or a washable cloth. They do the job just as well as a paper towel and costs less.  A clean paper bag works great to absorb oils from fried foods. Newsprint cleans windows and mirrors without streaks and makes a durable pick it upper for pet…

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese 6 oz. dried elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons salted butter ½  cup shredded cheddar cheese ¼ cup milk 2 tablespoons flour ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon of dry mustard ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg ¼  teaspoon of  salt ¼ teaspoon of white pepper 2 slices of american cheese Boil pasta according to…

Swiss Chard Scrambled Eggs

Swiss Chard Scrambled Eggs Here are the ingredients needed for one serving: 3 eggs salt 1 tablespoon fresh green onions 1/4 cup fresh spinach 1/4 cup fresh Swiss chard 1 tablespoon olive oil Crack three eggs and a dash of salt and scramble with a fork in a medium size bowl. Wash a handful of fresh…

Out of dishwasher detergent and rinse aid?

If out of dishwasher detergent, use 1/2 tablespoon of washing soda, 1/2 tablespoon of borax, 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon of citric acid for each load. For a rinse aid, use either lemon juice or white vinegar in the dishwasher’s rinse dispenser.