If you came here looking for layered salads inside a Mason jar, I’m so sorry, I don’t do that…BUT DON’T GO AWAY JUST YET. I have an even better idea. Keep reading…
Back in 2005, I got the idea to try vacuum-packing chopped romaine lettuce inside Mason quart jars. The cut lettuce stayed fresh, with no brown edges, for up to 10 days.
This discovery changed my eating habits. It also inspired me to start this blog in 2009 so I could share my version of “Salad in a Jar,” along with lots of other delicious ideas.
Here’s a sampling of the many and varied kitchen secrets you’ll find here:
- Did you know the bread you mix up in the bread machine can be better than what you knead by hand?
- Thinking about making your own yogurt, or maybe you have questions about the process? I’ve got answers and shortcuts.
- Want to take your cinnamon rolls to the next level? Try adding this secret ingredient.
- Cutting calories or carbs? Me, too. This is just one example.
- Tired of throwing out expensive food that’s past it’s prime? Check out my favorite idea about vacuum-packing lettuce.
More about me…
As a farm kid, I learned to cook in 4-H. Entering food in the Cass County Fair and the Indiana State Fair honed my obsession with equally-sized cookies among other things.
I went to college in Oklahoma where I received a degree in Home Economics. Soon thereafter, I married a Texan. That move guaranteed I would be a life-long resident of the Lone Star state.
My obsession with small kitchen appliances started early in my career as a home economist. I taught microwave cooking schools and demonstrated Cuisinart food processors when they were just coming onto the market. I also love bread machines, vacuum-pack machines, blenders, slow cookers, and pressure cookers. I’ve been playing with these modern gadgets for years and long ago got over using them in traditional ways. Vacuum-packing romaine lettuce in a Mason jar is just one example.
As a retired ultrasound technologist (my second career), I have plenty of time for cooking, blogging, Bible Study Fellowship, and my 5 grandkids. They all live locally. Thank you Lord!
Thank you for visiting my website. I love reading your questions, polite comments (especially with ratings), and new kitchen secrets.
If you prefer not to use the comment boxes, email me at pzrhodesathotmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you soon.