Thursday, December 12, 2013

10 Vinegar Life Hacks!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Beef Bones For Dogs!

I have some beef bones left over from a recipe and decided to up-cycle them into a new treat for my dog.  The bones weren't backed or broiled so they wont crack and splinter.  They came from a stew so not only are they still strong but they have flavor cooked in already.

I pulled them aside and then just boiled them in water to remove the rest of the marrow and meat that was attached

After I removed them from the water I rinsed them under running water to remove any pieces that were still attached.  I had pulled three large bones from my recipe to turn into dog bones but ultimately only kept two.  One of the bones had a lot of course splinters that could not be removed and would be harmful if my dog ingested them.  I DO NOT recommend giving your dog any bones that may break or splinter off.  The bones I kept were both strong, smooth and appropriate for his size.

It is a very quick and easy process and now Ozzy has two new beef bones that will keep him busy for a long time.  This is the first time I have "made" bones for him.. I think he likes them!

Would you up-cycle beef bones for your dog?


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cracked Black Pepper Always On Hand!

Here is a quick and easy simple secret.

Almost every type of recipe imaginable calls for a pinch of black pepper. Many specify cracked black pepper.  I always keep a dish of sea salt and black pepper next to the stove so they are easily accessible when I cook.  I found myself cracking fresh black pepper into a separate dish when I made recipes that called for specific amounts of cracked pepper.  A while ago I decided to mix my black pepper with cracked black pepper in the dish by the stove and now I always have fresh pepper on hand.  It is also supper easy when I need to scoop up a teaspoon worth for a recipe.