Monthly Archives: March 2010

Homemade Household Cleaners – The Basics and My Top 3 List

First and foremost, I make my own household cleaners to save money and reduce the amount of products we use. Most of them are redundant anyways, just the same basic ingredients in different proportions, packaged and marketed differently. My must-have list is surprisingly short: vinegar baking soda chlorine-free laundry detergent – surfactants Unlike many homemade […]

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Homemade Jiao-zi, Gyoza, or Dumpling Skins Using a Stand Mixer

If you’ve scoured the internet and various cooking books, you’ll notice that recipes for homemade dumpling skins all have the basic two ingredients, flour and water, but the proportions and technique vary greatly. They all work – dumpling skin dough is very forgiving. Using the right proportion and method, however, can make the process a […]

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