Do you know how to make bread sticks? This is a very easy to make bread stick recipe. Here in Southern Utah we have a pizza place that makes some bread sticks very similar to these. Have you ever gone into a restaurant and thought to yourself……I wonder how they made these. Well, I had to know what kind of sticks they used to make the bread sticks twist around and not catch on fire in the oven. The server explained this really long complicated way they prepare these sticks in order to make their delicious bread sticks. I have such a short attention span I think, so I started picturing how I was going to prepare my own sticks for baking. I just took my bamboo sticks out of the bag and started wrapping the dough around them. No prep….just do it!
This is how they look twisted for the first rising.. (more…)
Would you like to know how to grow tomato plants anywhere? I keep hearing about people living in apartments, small properties, rentals, etc. They want to have a garden, but for one reason or another they cannot “plant” in the soil they have in their yards. Or they have zero soil….they only have a balcony, porch or a small slab of concrete in a 10 by 10 backyard.
Well, it took me about six years of experimenting and way too much money wasted trying different ways to succeed in having a garden here in So. Utah. I thought I could plant vegetables in the soil we have here by just adding mulch. Well, its not good soil. I am not an inexperienced gardener…I have had a garden for over 40 years. Southern Utah threw me for a loop. But I would not give up. I finally figured out the garden soil needed to be deeper, more mulch and needed to drain better. I came up with four foot square grow box gardens that are 18 inches deep.
Today I am going to show you something I hope will work for someone with a very small area of land, patio or balcony. If my 4 feet by 4 feet square gardens work why won’t some individual “garden” boxes work. I picked up some filing boxes from Walmart for about $6.00 each. I had some burlap in my fabric stash so I decided that fabric would keep the soil in the filing box. I cut the width and length that would fit these boxes with a little overlap. Then I purchased some Miracle Grow potting soil for outside use and went to work. I only planted two tomato plants because I already have several tomatoes in my 4 foot by 4 foot boxes. I was so excited my tomato cages would fit on the outside of these boxes. They are called The Sturdy Tomato Cage. (more…)
We all want the best egg salad sandwich recipe, right? This is the recipe I have made for years. Nothing fancy or hard to do. Here is the link for the pressure cooker (how I hard boiled the eggs) : Pressure Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs. This picture has my Whole Wheat Bread Recipe as well.
This is actually my salsa maker/chopper. This is my “secret” to my egg salad sandwich recipe. All my daughters have one of these because we like the hard boiled egg chopped really fine. I mean really fine….. (more…)
Can you picture when the power goes out in your home? We might be lucky and have a power outage in the daylight hours. You know when the lights go off, the TV is no longer showing our favorite show. The washing machine stops or the dryer stops. Its very quiet…..Or the power could go out in the middle of the night. You look across the street and you can see it is not just your house without lights. If you happen to have one of those deals plugged into the wall socket that comes on to indicate a power outage that helps somewhat. It will at least give you some light to help you walk around in the dark.
Here’s the deal, with one of our recent power outages….I asked a few neighbors about their flashlights. Some said they could not find their flashlights, or the batteries if they did find the flashlights. I have a nightstand next to my bed where I store my Goal Zero flashlight. (The link shows sold out-just to warn you-it is my FAVORITE). It has a solar panel built in, crank and charger. PERFECT flashlight in my opinion. Be sure and watch out at your local Costco, they have Goal Zero Roadshows a few times a year. These sell out the first day…if you see them BUY one ASAP! Unless of course you already have one! Here is another view of the survival bed pouch: (more…)
Have you wanted to know how to make perfect hard boiled eggs? Well, as you know I have been learning how to use a pressure cooker. I may have mentioned I took a class from Chef Brad and from that day forward I was hooked on using a pressure cooker! Well, I have cooked Quinoa, red, white and black in color. I have cooked Kamut and so many other foods in this pressure cooker. Today, I made perfect hard boiled eggs in my pressure cooker. You heard that right…hard boiled eggs.
First I added one cup water into the pressure cooker. This is the minimum amount required you must add to build up the steam. Then, I placed the seven eggs in seven of my silicone cupcake holders inside the pressure cooker. I placed one egg in each cupcake holder. I learned this trick from a friend, Lisa who worked at Honeyville Grain with me. (more…)