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Merry Christmas from Dish Ditty

The year has gone by so fast, I can't believe it is almost Christmas.  As I plan this year's Christmas, I thought I would reflect on my families Christmas traditions. Like most families, our traditions have evolved as our family has grown and changed.  It used to be that my mom, an organist, and my dad, a mandolin player and singer, would have to leave the house no later than 10p to go to church to prepare for playing and singing in Midnight Mass.  This created some complications since we ...

Use a rolling pin to chop your nuts.

I was making cookies with friends for Christmas when the power went out.  We had so many cookies to make, so we just started measuring and prepping so we would be ready to mix and bake when the power came back on.  I needed chopped nuts, but I couldn't use the electric food processor.  So, a ziplock bag and rolling pin did the trick!

Eliza makes Pumpkin Ice Cream

These are my favorite cooking videos. Creative and fun.  Joey and Eliza are a creative and talented couple who definitely know how to have fun. In this latest installment, Eliza shows us how to make Pumpkin Ice Cream. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0zT-wVWQMs  

How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs

Such a basic thing, boiling an egg.  Sounds as easy as boiling water, but there are a couple tricks that you can do to make the perfect boiled egg. Easy peeling Just add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar to the water. I'm not sure of the science behind this, but it does make it easier to peel those eggs.  Also, older eggs are easier to peel. Is my eggs fresh, older or bad? How do you determine if the egg is fresh, older, or bad? Fresh eggs will lay flat in the pan.  Older eggs will standup. ...

Cork stuck in your wine?

Have you ever accidentally pushed the wine cork into the bottle instead of pulling it out? The problem is that it's hard to pour the wine with the cork stuck in there. Just put a chopstick in the wine bottle. It'll prevent the cork from sticking into the neck of the bottle when you're trying to pour it.

Keep your celery fresh with tinfoil!

Just wrap your celery in tinfoil to keep it fresh for weeks...

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren

"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti." ― Sophia Loren ...

“The only time to eat diet food is when you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

"The only time to eat diet food is when you're waiting for the steak to cook." ― Julia Child

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz ...

Chicken & Apple Sausage Stuffing

I have a picky husband.  He doesn't like mushrooms (boo), celery (boo) or gizzards (double boo). So, I had to come up with a stuffing that he liked for our Thanksgiving feasts.  This is a little unconventional in some ways, but in other ways is very traditional.  If you have a picky eater who loves meaty stuffing, try this recipe.  It really is good, even without the gizzards and celery! ...