Tips-y Tuesdays: Shortcuts in Cooking (Part 2)

I was looking back at some old posts and came across this one. It has been over 7.5 years since I wrote this, and my feelings have actually changed. Having kids now, I would have thought that the shortcuts would have expanded, but instead I choose to make things in steps rather than all at once.

Let’s start with the old shortcuts…

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Bubble Solution

If you’re looking for more activities to do around your house, here is another idea. I have found kids of all ages like bubbles, especially if you’re able to make big ones. I have a big wand in the shape of a turtle that makes really big bubbles, but I always run out of bubble solution. I looked to see if I could have some shipped to us, but the only ones I could find were too expensive for the amount of solution, or were small amounts that seemed wasteful. Obviously I don’t want to run to the store just for bubble solution, so I decided to try to make some, after scouting around online.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Stuffing Leftovers

The days after Thanksgiving…what do you run out of first? We always are left with lots of starches and run out of turkey first. Part of the “problem” is that we make lots of starches and only the one turkey breast. So, what to do? Well, rolls are great for a lunch sandwich to switch things up a bit. Mashed potatoes can go with lots of proteins. But what about stuffing? It is generally best with poultry, but this year I decided to casserole-it. It already had sausage in it, so I figured I would turn it into a breakfast casserole.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Frosting Edition

While preparing for the Chiplet’s birthday, I did lots of decorating and need to share two major takeaways.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Last Minute Tips

Sometimes I go to make a recipe and think I have all of the necessary ingredients but then forget something. This seems to happen a lot lately. Almost like I’m sleep-deprived? Hahaha. Well, anyway, it’s not like I have all of the time to just run out and pick up what I need when I realize it, so I have learned to be flexible.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: More Grilling Tips

Once the weather starts getting warmer…actually, no, that’s not true. Once it starts getting more consistently sunny. Or warmer. Or both. I don’t really care, I just get the grilling itch. I really don’t understand why I like it so much. It is a similar amount of work to cooking inside, but for some reason I find it enjoyable.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Farfalle Pasta

One weekend I randomly decided to try to make a different shape of pasta. No particular reason, just felt like making pasta. I am sharing it today in case you decide to make some pasta as a romantic gesture for Valentine’s Day.

I do want to state that I did not make the most beautiful farfalle, but it was a first attempt. And, I also feel it is okay because if it tastes okay and it took some effort, your special someone will probably still appreciate it.

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