Better Than Bread: Homemade Soft Pretzels

Last fall, we were guests at a wedding in Amish country, and one of the most amazing culinary aspects of that celebration was the pretzel truck. During the cocktail hour, soft pretzels were served — hot and fresh — right off the truck. We’ve been thi

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Protein-Packed Quinoa Recipes

We’re doing our best to help your new year get off to a thrifty and healthful start, with simple meal planning tips and recipes for homemade basics like chicken stock and salad dressing. Today’s post is all about how much bang for your buck you

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How to Make Hot Chocolate

Whether you've been out sledding, building snowmen, or shoveling the walk, we love the idea of warming up with a cup of hot chocolate. Cocoa mix is fine in a pinch, but we're prepared to go all out for a special treat.While hot chocolate has only a b

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Homemade Chicken Stock: Thrifty, Versatile, and Delicious

While you can buy chicken stock in convenient cartons at the grocery store, there’s no substitute for homemade. Slowly simmering chicken scraps and bones with aromatics on the stove produces unparalleled flavor. Chicken stock is a wonderfully versati

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