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A Wife’s Guide to Winter Squash

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Even though most of us are more familiar with winter squash’s less doughty cousin–summer squash like zucchini–winter squash is an excellent addition to a cold-weather diet. Winter squash lasts three to five months after it’s autumn harvest time, so there the closest thing to in-season vegetables most of us can find until early spring. Winter squasheare also nutrient-dense, full of vitamins like iron, folate, and fiber. They’re even a great low-carb or gluten-free alternative for those with special dietary needs. Experimental Wifery shares our favorite winter squash and three recipe ideas to get you cooking. Read the rest of this entry

How to Start an Herb Garden

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Gardening is a favorite hobby of many women. It can bring peace to a day and a sense of accomplishment to a week filled with other, often-thankless tasks. Experimental Wifery introduces you to the world of herb gardening, gives you a few questions to ask before you plant, and shares our favorite herb-garden recipe. Read the rest of this entry

How to Make Refried Beans… from Scratch

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I always thought refried beans came in a can that smelled something like dog food. But the delicious, rich flavor of restaurant-style pinto beans is incredibly easy to duplicate at home. Make four servings with five minutes of effort, a few spices and two dollars’ worth of dried beans. Inexpensive, easy, and from the heart—everything the Experimental Wife wants in a recipe. Read the rest of this entry

How to Make Homemade Pasta and a Great Asparagus Ravioli Recipe for Spring

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Biting into a piece of al dente, fresh pasta is one of life’s great, simple pleasures. Compared to store-bought pasta, fresh pasta has a rich, nutty flavor and a delicate texture that just can’t be beat. Plus, it gives the chef an amazing sense of satisfaction to watch her family and friends sit down to a meal she made completely by hand. Experimental Wifery walks you though how to use a food processor and a pasta machine to make sheets of homemade pasta and a spring ravioli recipe just in time for asparagus season. Read the rest of this entry