TIPS & TRICKS

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How to Make Candy Googly Eyes

I'll show you How to Make Candy Googly Eyes so you can bring your Halloween treats to life with chocolate centered eyes that can be any size you want!

I’ll show you How to Make Candy Googly Eyes so you can bring your Halloween treats to life with chocolate centered eyes that can be any size you want! Okay, this post will be quite entertaining. Not only because my googly candy eyes turned out so freaking cute, but because I made an entire batch… 

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Canned Vanilla Bean Peaches

Every summer I make enough low sugar organic Canned Vanilla Bean Peaches to last me all year. Our family loves them and they make great DIY gifts as well!

Every summer I make enough low sugar organic Canned Vanilla Bean Peaches to last me all year. Our family loves them and they make great DIY gifts as well! Have you ever canned anything? If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent years wishing you had the confidence to can things, but never quite made it… 

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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

It only takes a few minutes to make Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles. Once you make your own homemade version, you'll never buy store bought again.

It only takes a few minutes to make Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles. Once you make your own homemade version, you’ll never buy store bought again. How is it that I am, ahem, let’s just say over 30-years-old and I’ve lived in Oregon (i.e. the state that pickles everything) for the past decade and a half,… 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

This rich Slow Cooker Chicken Broth that you can use for soups or gravy transforms your leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken in your crockpot over night.

This rich Slow Cooker Chicken Broth that you can use for soups or gravy transforms your leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken in your crockpot over night.   I filed this post under “main dish” as well as “tips & tricks”. Main Dish because you can make soup out of it. Duh, right? But this post… 

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Garlic Herb Butter

Garlic Herb Butter is an easy way to transform your butter into a savory delicious blend that is a perfect addition to any dinner table.

Garlic Herb Butter is an easy way to transform your butter into a savory delicious blend that is a perfect addition to any dinner table. You may not have noticed that I actually filed this recipe under the Tips & Tricks section rather than anything else. I did that because you can really add anything… 

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Smoked Beef Jerky

If you have a smoker, one of the easiest protein filled snacks you can make is your own Smoked Beef Jerky.

If you have a smoker, one of the easiest protein filled snacks you can make is your own Smoked Beef Jerky. Within the last year, we got ourselves a pretty awesome smoker grill. I can’t begin to tell you how much we love it. We make everything from damn good roast chicken to our Thanksgiving… 

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Roasted Beef Broth

Make your own homemade slow Roasted Beef Broth for the most delicious stock that makes perfect stews, soups, and roasts. I like to call it liquid gold!

Make your own homemade slow Roasted Beef Broth for the most delicious stock that makes perfect stews, soups, and roasts. I like to call it liquid gold! I’ve never liked the way beef broth from a can or a box tastes. I’ll use it for gravy if I’m making something like salisbury steak, but the… 

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Refreshing Lime Water

Refreshing Lime Water | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Next time you entertain, your guests will love it if you set out a pitcher of Refreshing Lime Water.  Its my favorite way to stay hydrated. If you’ll notice, I categorized this one under Drink and Tips & Tricks. Do you really need a recipe for lime water? Nope. You just squeeze some lime juice… 

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How to Roast Winter Squash

How to Roast Winter Squash | Self Proclaimed Foodie

In this post I’ll show you How to Roast Winter Squash. Roasted squash can be used in so many recipes and is a staple in Fall cooking. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present to you a buttercup squash.  It is a lesser known squash and is used less frequently than its rivals – the… 

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How to Freeze Fruit

How to Freeze Fruit | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Do you know How to Freeze Fruit? Discover how to pick your own fruit or buy it in bulk at the Farmer’s Market, flash freeze it, and use only what you need. I’ve been cooking pretty much my entire life but I think this method of freezing fruit was only discovered a couple years ago…. 

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