I recently reorganized my spices and thought I would share how it turned out. I Love It! It’s so much easier finding everything now. Here is what I started with… a lot of spice containers, jars from Bed Bath & Beyond ($0.99 ea), mesh shelves, and labels. I printed the labels and put them on all the jars ahead of time so I wouldn’t get anything mixed up.
Then I started filling all the jars. Had one spicy smelling kitchen and a nose that tickled for a while afterwards! But it really wasn’t as messy as I thought it was going to be. I love being able to see all the spices in the glass jars… beautiful colors!
Once filled I lined them up on the shelves and was ready to go! I kept all my larger containers of spices/rubs how they were and lined them up next to the shelves. Not sure if I am going to organize these in a similar way or not yet… we are always getting new grilling spices to try out. Right now it is working well for me and only took about an hour, I can easily find everything… time for some new recipes!
Summer is here and things are ready to be picked from the garden. I just picked this mix of red/green bell peppers, anaheim peppers, banana peppers, jalapenos, onions and limes.
I am planning on canning the banana peppers and jalapenos this year. Some peppers and the onions will be used to make salsa, I will be using this amazing recipe I found/altered last year… it was a big hit! I will share the recipe when I get the salsa made sometime in the next month. Bell peppers will be used for dinner… they never do to waste around here. Oh and the limes are perfect for a vodka/gin and tonic.
Made some Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits yesterday and thought I would share them with you.
First I turned the oven on to preheat to 350 degrees. While that was happening I mixed all the dry ingredients together and then added the wet ingredients and formed it into a ball.
With a little extra flour I rolled the ball out on a piece of parchment paper to about 1/2″ thick. I then began to use my cookie cutter shaped like a bone (because that’s more fun) but any cookie cutter will do.
Once I cut out as many as I could by taking the scraps and rolling them out I placed all the bones on a cookie sheet. I allowed them to bake for 20 minutes and then I shut the oven off and let them sit for about 10 minutes so they would harden up a bit.
These were the finished product. It made 13 bones for me and I used every last bit of dough I made. The bonus on these is they smell delicious while cooking. My three dogs… Bender, Jack, and Harley were hovering around the oven waiting for them to finish.
They all gave their seal of approve and they smelled good enough Harley was jumping for his.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
1 cup flour
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tbs baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs apple sauce
The recipe I used was found at Pink Pistachio. They turned out great and the dogs all loved them… of course they smell like peanut butter cookies!