Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

I first made this for my friends halloween party. She is like I don't really think i like artichokes, then after she tasted it she is like "oh my goodness I have to have the recipe". It was a big hit at the party!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Three Reasons to make your own chicken stock

There are 3 main reasons I like making my own stock, rather then, buying canned broth. 

I use a lot of chicken broth, my motto is if water is good chicken broth would probably be better. Since every thing in my stock are  things that would be thrown out it saves a significant amount of money

Saving money on chicken meat.  Many of my friends don't like to buy meat on the bone cuz, a) they don't like to eat it off the bone and b) they feel like they are paying for wast, that they just have to throw out. This is understandable  but whole chicken ( at least around here) is like the price of boneless breast peaces ( i will talk about braking down a chicken later)

Then there is the quality, the quality is much better when you make it from scratch. There is just this rick gelatin like thickness you get from home made that just isn't there in watery canned broth.  And most importantly you have control over what goes in it; avoiding salt you can ad as much or as little as you like, by only organic, then your broth will be organic, (I think, I am not 100% about the rule), point is knowledge is power.

WARNING! this tutorial gets a Touch Graphic, making chicken stock is not very pretty, but if your brave its quite rewarding.