Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

When my boys were kids it seemed that nearly every day there was some activity we had to get to after school and on weekends. Even in summer there was softball, swimming, Scouts, and 4-H. I hated not being able to cook at home and even on nights I did cook at home it was sometimes something from a box. One meal that was quick and that the boys liked was Hamburger Helper. Then I realized I could do my own version and the kids declared it Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni!

Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni is an easy, quick, and delicious meal!

Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

Garlic Is For More Than Just Cooking

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We use a lot of garlic in this house. Naturally most of it goes to culinary use but there are a lot of uses for this member of the allium family you may not know. But garlic is for more than just cooking.

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Make Your Own – More Dairy Ingredients

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Normally we have the dairy products we need for cooking or baking but every once in a while we discover we’ve run out of some critical ingredient. In an earlier post I explained how you can make some dairy products. This post gives instructions on how to make even more dairy ingredients.

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Make Your Own – Convenience Foods

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I admit I actually like the taste of many convenience foods and there are days it’s just so much easier to grab a box than make something from scratch. But I still prefer homemade to store bought so I thought it would be great to have the best of both worlds. Why not give it a whirl and make your own convenience foods?

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Make Your Own – Salad Dressings

Make Your Own – Salad Dressings

 

My family has always been salad eaters so it can feel like a real crisis around here if we run out of certain salad dressings and have not noticed until right before dinner. And with all the chemical additives found in most commercially prepared dressings it just feels right to make our favorites at home. Once you try it you may find you love to make your own salad dressings!

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