Homemade Maraschino Cherries

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Homemade Maraschino Cherries are so simple to make. Pit all the cherries with a cherry pitter and then cook them in a pot with some water, sugar, and vanilla extract. Let that cool, and then drain the cherry juice. Make sure to keep the cherry juice because that is when you add in the Maraschino Liqueur. Store the cherries and syrup in a jar, and at your next party, you'll have your own homemade maraschino cherries! Yesterday I did a lot of shopping. Had to go to Wal-mart and get ...

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Zombie Themed Dinner Party


Sunday Night = Mid Season Finale of the Walking Dead. Holy Cow. How did it get here so fast? This season has  gone by so fast and now we'll all have to wait until February for any new shows to come on. I'm sitting here already crying because of this! I don't want to spoil too much for those who haven't watched it yet, so I'll try not to talk too much about the season. Some of my friends who read this blog daily, only get to watch it with Hulu or on the Internet. I'm a huge Walking ...

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DIY: Homemade Almond Extract

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Homemade Almond Extract is super easy to make at home and only requires 2 ingredients. Vodka and Raw Almonds. Ok, people. I'm going to admit something to everyone. I'm not a fan of Country Western music. HOWEVER, ever since I've watched the Billboard Music Awards and Luke Bryan sang Play it Again...... I can not get enough of that song. It's pretty much the only country song I've been listening to. It's not that typical country Western song where they're singing about depressing love stories. ...

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Homemade Ranch Dressing. Who doesn't love ranch dressing? I put it on everything and dip it in everything. I especially love to dip Ranch Dressing in my chicken fingers that I get at Hornbacher's at the grocery store for lunch. You can easily make it at home with just the right spices, some buttermilk, and some mayo. Doesn't have to be mayo either, you could use greek yogurt even. Add in some buttermilk and mayo and stir.  If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can always use regular ...

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Homemade Magic Shell

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I love going to Dairy Queen and getting one of those dipped cones. The best part of that is the hardened chocolate on top of the ice cream. I haven't been to Dairy Queen in such a LONG time because I've been going to Tutti Frutti's. They have all sorts of Magic Shell toppings there I'm going to figure out how to make each one of them now. I first had magic shell on top of some ice cream. I was so excited at how fast the chocolate hardened, I decided to try dipping some ice cream cones in ...

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The art of Cheese Making

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I've been wanting to try cheese making for a long time now, and today I finally attempted to try it. I always thought that making cheese would be scary because it required boiling milk. If you boil milk to long it scorches the bottom of the pan. That's a real pain in the ass to clean up too. It's actually quite simple if you have a thermometer because all you have to do is wait for the milk to get to 90 degrees and take it off the stove top. No scraping your pot for a long time trying to get it ...

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Low Sodium Challenge

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  Hi All, I haven't been really making anything new lately. We had a lot of leftovers from the weekend to get rid of too. I've also been trying to watch my sodium intake because I have high blood pressure. I almost wish that someone would come out with a study that proves sodium doesn't cause high blood pressure. Sodium is in everything and it's so hard to avoid. You have to make everything, pretty much. There's not a lot of good recipes out there that have a low amount of sodium. I ...

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