Ziplist – Recipe Organization

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How do you store all those fabulous recipes that you find online? If your answer is Ziplist, then you’re way ahead of the game. If not, you can sign up with Ziplist here. I wanted to take a minute and introduce you to Ziplist and all it’s functions. I’ll show you how easy it is to organize your online recipes into a meal planner, automatically generate shopping lists, and even how to find grocery deals in your local area! Best {Read More}

Quinoa Avocado Sushi

Quinoa and Avocado Sushi Rolls (with sun dried tomatoes and bacon)

I have a real passion for sushi. In fact, my husband and I are huge fans. We used to go get sushi nearly every weekend when we went on our weekly date in Arizona. Yes, I still date my husband… it’s important when you have 4 kids to stay connected. Plus I always say ‘a babysitter is cheaper than a divorce.’ Feel free to use that line. Back to the sushi, we love it. I often make a roll or two {Read More}

How to Freeze an Avocado

How to Properly Freeze an Avocado

Have you ever found yourself with an abundance of ripe avocados and nothing to do with them? Me neither… there’s always room for avocados on my menu. But let’s just say, per chance, that you have a handful or two of ripe avocados and you want to save some of that green goodness for non-peak California Avocado season. By properly freezing them, it’s possible to enjoy California Avocados all year long! It’s actually quite simple to do. Whole, sliced, diced, {Read More}

How to Hard Boil an Egg

How To Hard Boil an Egg

Easter is just around the corner and that means pretty soon your kids will be begging to dye Easter Eggs! But wait… how do you hard boil those darn eggs again?? I can’t tell you how many times the simple basics can drift out of our brain, and then we’re left calling our Mom for all the answers. Have no fear – hard boiling an egg is super simple! I even have a trick to help you remember for the {Read More}

How To: Make Homemade Rolls

Buttery Homemade Rolls Tutorial

When it comes to family gatherings that involve a rather large bird to be cooked, I am always looking forward to one thing. Homemade Rolls. Light & fluffy, soft & warm and most definitely slathered with butter. There is just something about the thought of biting into a homemade roll that makes me all giddy. Then if you’re lucky and there are leftover rolls, you get to make things like mini turkey or ham sandwiches, or slather some more butter {Read More}

How To Bake a Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti Squash season is nearly among us. I love spaghetti squash for several reasons. One – it tastes great, and two – it’s a low carb version of pasta. Who wouldn’t love that?! My favorite way to cook a spaghetti squash is to bake it. Let me show you how I do it. To start off, you’ll need a really sharp knife. Cutting this in half can be tricky sometimes. Make sure you have a sturdy cutting board. {sometimes I’ll {Read More}

How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute

Buttermilk Substitute

Have you ever been ready to make a recipe only to find out that it requires buttermilk, and you don’t have any? You don’t need to make a special trip to the store just for that buttermilk anymore. Did you know there is a fast and simple two ingredient buttermilk substitute? All you need is milk and white vinegar {or lemon juice if you don’t have vinegar}.  Simply pour 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into a measuring cup… Pour your {Read More}

How To Cut A Mango

How To Cut A Mango

Let’s talk Mango….shall we? A couple weeks ago when I went to Food Camp, the National Mango Board was one of the sponsors, and we learned all about Mangos! I picked up some great information that I thought I would pass back on to you! There are several varieties of Mangos, which make having a Mango all year long a definite possibility. The most common Mango you’ll see at your grocery story may be the Tommy Atkins Mango. It has that beautiful red and {Read More}

How To Wednesday- Baking a Potato

How to Bake the Perfect Outback Style Baked Potato

Welcome to I Wash…You Dry! Grab a seat and look around. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for updates through Facebook, Twitter, or by subscribing to my RSS Feed. Welcome to “How To Wednesday”!! Today I have a Baked Potato. I can’t tell you how many times I used to call my mom just to ask her how to bake a potato. I am pretty sure it drove her crazy, but I finally figured it out. There are several {Read More}

The Pomegranate: How To-

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So you got yourself one of these “power fruits” called a pomegranate and now what? How do you get inside of this beautiful thing and get to the tangy and tart goodness of the actual fruit? It can be a mess if you’re not careful. You could end up popping all the sweet arils and causing what looks like World War 3 in your kitchen. The deep red with stain almost anything it touches… It’s simple- really. Start off by putting down a {Read More}