Archive for April 22nd, 2009

Chocolate Challah

April 22, 2009

I made a recipe for chocolate challah from Beth Hensperger’s The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook.

This was the first time in a long, long time that I baked bread in the bread machine (instead of using it to knead and then baking in the oven). I’m sorry, but bread tastes better baked in the oven. (I’m sorry, this is a slightly grumpy posting.) (more…)

Adjustable Heat Kid Friendly Chili

April 22, 2009

My son loves beans, and they are good for him, but he is not keen on anything “spicy.” So, when I made chili tonight, I made it very, very mild, and made some “mix-in” for me and my husband that would amp up the flavor for us. My son had two or three servings and said it was the “best meal he ever had.” (more…)

Homemade Kitchen Cleaners

April 22, 2009

RecipeZaar has some interesting recipes for homemade kitchen cleaners. I made a cleaner that is basically baking soda mixed with enough vinegar to make a paste and a different cleaner that is borax mixed with enough liquid soap to form a paste.

The baking soda cleaner was amazing. It really did a phenomenal job cleaning my sink. It cleans stainless like nobody’s business. Cheap, effective, “green”, and non-toxic, too. Wow. I’m still experimenting with the borax cleaner.