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How to Make Southern Chicken and Dumplings… from Scratch

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On a cold autumn day or in the dead of winter, nothing hits the spot quite a bowl of chicken and dumplings. The comfort food dish is a great meal to serve to the loved ones for Sunday dinner. Although there are almost as many variations on chicken and dumplings as there are kitchens in the South and Midwest, may favorite remains this hearty stew with pulled chicken, biscuity dumplings, and vegetables. Don’t worry–even though this dish takes a long time to make, it only requires 10-15 minutes of effort. Read the rest of this entry

How to Make Juicy Hamburgers… from Scratch

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Pre-made, frozen hamburgers are a summer staple. Thick, chewy, and flavorless, they tend to be a food you eat because you’re hungry—not because you’re enjoying it. Throw together a batch of your own, homemade hamburgers and pop them in the freezer for an easy, go-to summer meal you’ll actually enjoy. And you’ll never guess the secret ingredients in my mom’s famous recipe. 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

The Perfect Weekend Brunch

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“Brunch puts you in a good temper. It makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings. It sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” —Guy Beringer, proposing an alternative to Sunday dinner (1895)

Brunches are special. It’s a weekend treat to sit down to a meal you don’t have every day with a menu of foods all its own. Share this Eggs Benedict recipe with your family and friends one weekend and enjoy the feeling of camaraderie and relaxation. Don’t worry—Eggs Benedict is easier to make than you think! 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