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Cooking Tip ~ Deflame Raw Onions

Here's a neat little trick I just recently learned about raw onions. If you like adding raw diced onions to dishes like egg salad, guacamole, and tuna salad but don't relish the harshness of some onions, just deflame them!

Dice your onion however fine you wish and then let them sit in a warm water bath for approximately 3-5 minutes. Strain the water out with a fine mesh strainer, then add to your dish.

The water should not be any hotter than water from your tap (you don't want to cook the onions!)

Spicy Pickled Chickpeas Recipe

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2 (15.5 ounce) cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 large Hungarian Pepper, thinly sliced and diced, or 1/4 cup Tabasco sauce 

2 tsp. dried dill weed

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 cup water, hot out of the tap

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 tsp. sugar

You will also need a 1-quart container with a tight-fitting lid. We used a wide-mouth Ball canning jar. 



Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

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This recipe has been a favorite in our family for many, many years. It's fast, easy and very delicious! 

1 pound ground chuck
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced fine
1 large (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 small (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 Tbs. salt
Optional: 1 tsp. dry chili pepper flakes

How To Make Homemade Mayo ~ Easy Recipe

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Equipment Needed:

1-quart wide mouth Ball jar

Immersion Blender


5 large eggs 

2 cups vegetable oil

½ tsp. dry mustard

1 1/2 tsp. course Kosher salt

2 pinches sugar

1 Tbs. lemon juice

1 Tbs. vinegar


Homemade Pickled Vegetables Recipe

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Our family absolutely loves pickled vegetables, but the choices at the store aren't very appetizing, and not very healthy either. We like our food to be as healthy as possible, and most processed food does not qualify, so we created our own pickled vegetable recipe that not only tastes great, but is extremely versatile too. So far we have used cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers and sweet peppers, all of which turned out delicious. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!