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How to Label School Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/14/2013 | No Comments
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School supplies are an investment, so I put my kids’ names on everything that we send to school. This could be a time-consuming process, but I’ve developed a few tricks over the years that make quick work of the task. Check it out:

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Permanent School Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/13/2013 | 1 Comment
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Many of the same items show up on my kids’ school supply lists each year, but that doesn’t mean that I buy them again and again. Instead, I aim to buy high-quality items the first time around, so they can be used year after year. Here are some examples:

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How to Make Fruit Leather in the Oven
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/12/2013 | 8 Comments
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Last week I showed you how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator. Today let’s look at how to make it in the oven.

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Cored and Seeded Tomatoes
How to Core and Seed Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/08/2013 | No Comments
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Yesterday, I showed you how to peel tomatoes. Today, let’s look at how to core and seed tomatoes. It’s a skill you’ll need, if you want to make your own salsa or tomato sauce.

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How to Peel Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/07/2013 | No Comments
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One of the challenges of cooking from scratch is that lots of recipes assume that you already know how to do lots of things, whether it’s how to wash, peel and chop a particular ingredient or some other skill that you just haven’t had need for yet.

Let’s work on mastering some of those basic skills, so that you’ll know just what to do when they come up in a recipe.

Today I’d like talk about peeling tomatoes. If you dream of making your own tomato sauce, this is the first step, and it’s an easy one.

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