Category: How To

How to Build a Gingerbread House

Last year was the first time my family hosted a gingerbread competition, and I was super excited to be as creative as I could be.  Jeremy and I brainstormed about several different ideas of what to make. We came across this website called Gingerbread…

How To Make Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin season is among us, and that means pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin brownies 🤔, pumpkin blondies 🤯… Pumpkin everything. The one ingredient that you need for all of these recipes is pumpkin puree. Of course, it’s easy enough to go to…

How To Make Pie Crust

“Good pastry is flaky, tender, delicate, and evenly browned. It is not crumbly, but when broken shows layers of flat flakes, piled one about the other with air spaces between. To achieve this result, the cook must be quick and “lighthanded,” since pastry cannot…

How To Make Pizza Dough

I love pizza. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t. Is there even anyone that doesn’t? I don’t know. I don’t think I want to know that either. For me, a crispy crust with a sweet tomato sauce, lots of cheese, Italian sausage, and pepperoni…

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

In my opinion, Vanilla Ice Cream is such a classic recipe. It’s something that you can eat perfectly on its own, and goes with just about anything; pie, cake, or even waffles lol.  Ice cream is one of the simplest desserts you can make. It…

How to Cut a Watermelon

Its Summer Time, and that means cold refreshing watermelon. I like to cut watermelon and get the “work” out of the way in the beginning lol. I usually peel the watermelon by cutting the rind off, and then slice and dice it. This technique…

How to Make Simple Syrup

When you read any of the drink recipes on my blog, the one thing I always make is Simple Syrup. What is Simple Syrup Anyway? Simple Syrup is a sweetener used to sweeten almost any drink. It is often used to sweeten cocktails, but…

How To Make Whipped Cream

My friend recently got a stand mixer as a gift. #1 I was super excited, as if I had just gotten a stand mixer.  I love my bright green stand mixer, I don’t know what I would do without it.  #2  I told her now you can…

How to Make Homemade Instant Oatmeal

My aunt once told me that the strawberries in the Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal aren’t real strawberries.   They are actually flavored and colored fruit pieces (Dehydrated Apples) with artificial strawberry flavor.   After she learned that she always made her own instant oatmeal at home and…

How to Make Coconut Milk and Cream of Coconut

A few days ago I posted a Spiced Pina Colada Recipe. While I was preparing to write the recipe I did a bit of research about the difference between Coconut Milk & Cream of Coconut.  I learned Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream are pretty much the…