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Preserved Home: Homemade vinegar can be a real mealtime gift

Preserved Home: Homemade vinegar can be a real mealtime gift

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

September 3, 2015

My family doesn’t like store-bought salad dressing because it just tastes like oil with some flavoring. It drags the freshness of salad down, and there never seems to be enough flavor. I’m sure there are some exceptions, but I’ve never found a salad dressing that made salad shine as it should. The ...

Preserved Home: Make campouts a homey culinary treat

Preserved Home: Make campouts a homey culinary treat

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

May 23, 2015

It’s been said the best part of camping is the memories. My family loves to camp, but the hassle that goes into getting everything there, and back, is frustrating. Remembering everything from dish soap to salt and pepper is tedious. My husband did make a camp kitchen, which is a box on legs, storing s...

Preserved Home: Today’s hot topic? Creative uses for jalapenos

Preserved Home: Today’s hot topic? Creative uses for jalapenos

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

February 8, 2015

When you buy produce in bulk, you have to get creative. This is especially true when you buy 17 pounds of something which is used sparingly, such as jalapenos. My husband likes his food ultra-spicy, and I have to stop him from ruining dishes like my homemade chicken pot pie with hot sauce. Spicy heat i...

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