Using Instant Mixes to Create Holiday Appetizers

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and what better way to enjoy it than with the whole family gathered around cozy treats. If you’re running low on ideas after the Thanksgiving holiday then look no further. Mrs. Wages® has been in the business of making you look good in the kitchen for 70 years. In this post we’ll go over some simple yet effective holiday appetizers that use our instant mixes. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Dainty treats that can pack a punch! These portabella mushrooms are stuffed with crab, breadcrumbs, parmesan, and cream cheese and then sprinkled... more »

Snacks and Meals for Any Night of Football

Fall is in the air. You can almost smell it, save the stuffy nose – but you can feel it too! The crisp thin air, the crunch of the leaves, that smokey smell on the wind. But inside the home there’s a difference too. The air is warmer and closer, there’s the smell of baking, and of course the sound of football and excitement.  Sometimes a game or two on a Sunday afternoon can be fun, but when guests get involved it can be difficult to keep everybody fed and happy. Entertainment isn’t the issue here, the eyes are glued... more »

Thanksgiving Snacks to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. The wonderful smells, the sound of mingling, and long overdue reunions will fill your home; but what do you do in the days surrounding it? Family and friends are arriving and the joy of the season is coming into focus, but you need snacks or meals before the big day.  Have you also discovered that company tends to hover around the kitchen? Maybe it’s human nature, good food and good conversation go hand in hand. You can chat, nibble, and be merry all in one central location. For this reason, Mrs. Wages®... more »

Different Ways To Use Instant Bruschetta Mix

Italian cuisine has given us a very simple, yet delicious, antipasto dish known as bruschetta. While basic bruschetta is made of bread with olive oil and salt topping, many variations have emerged over the years. In fact, people create their own versions of the antipasto to meet their taste requirements. You can also find instant bruschetta mix in the market and use it in various ways to create some fantastic flavors. Here we have some incredible ways you can create meals from bruschetta mixes to make your everyday meals more exciting. 1. Bruschetta Chicken Pasta If you want a simple... more »

Tips & Tricks To Managing Your Garden Like A Pro

Having a lush, beautiful garden is desirable, but achieving it is easier said than done. A lot goes into planning a successful garden. You must select the right plants and understand their needs. While all that sounds like hard work, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your garden bloom. Here are some tried and true ways to manage your garden better and keep it disease-free. 1. Keep Your Garden Healthy Plants in your garden can easily fall sick and get damaged if not properly taken care of. You can prevent mishaps by stopping the disease triangle from occurring in your... more »

Tips On Canning Bread And Butter Pickles

Don’t you just love pickles? The tangy, yet slightly sweet flavor, makes for the perfect balance in taste. The crispy texture compliments your sandwiches, burgers, meats and makes them much more enjoyable. With so many uses for pickles in various foods and recipes, it may be beneficial to learn how to make bread and butter pickles. If you store them properly they will last throughout the year. Whether you are new to canning pickles or have been doing it for a while, here are a few tips to help you improve your canning process: 1. Use An Ice Water Bath... more »

Canned Veggies And Their Ideal Planting Times

Some vegetables can be grown all year long. By planning well, you may find that you have plenty of vegetables to can and enjoy. Here is some information on planting times for the vegetables that people most often can. 1. Green Beans Green beans require warm soil temperatures since they are frost-sensitive. You can plant your seeds outdoors anytime after the last spring frost. You can also choose to begin seeds indoors, about one month before the projected last frost. Transplant the seedlings approximately two weeks after the last frost. Very cold soil can result in poor germination or damage... more »

Types Of Gardens You Can Start Today

A home garden is more than just a piece of land. A lot of hard work, sweat, and dedication go into making it flourish. So, it’s only natural for us to want the best for our gardens. Start by setting up a garden that is appropriate for the local climate, and the type of soil. Then determine what your needs and goals are for your garden. Whether you want fresh produce or flowers, here are some of the many garden types you can plant at your home. 1. Raised Gardens Raised gardens are built on soil that is higher than... more »

Canning Foods At High Altitude

If you live at altitudes higher than 1000 feet above the sea, canning foods must be a whole different ball game for you. Making jams and preserves, veggies and tomato soups, or anything else is a unique experience when living so far above the surface of the sea. We are here to help you figure out why that’s the case and how you can make up for the higher elevation. High Altitude Canning – What’s Different? The boiling point of water changes due to lower atmospheric pressure and lower boiling temperature at higher altitudes. This affects your canning abilities because... more »

How To Can Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Don’t we all love the sweetness and acidity of tomatillos in our salads, pork, and hotdogs? However, one tomato-based food remains at the top of every person’s food list:  salsa verde. Salsa verde is a spicy sauce, with Tomatillo as its star ingredient along with cilantro, lime, etc. It’s the perfect sauce to bring flavor and heat to your dishes. If you’ve had a generous harvest of tomatillos this year, it’s time to get canning. Make sauces, preserves, and the unbeatable salsa verde that’ll serve you well for the rest of the year. Read ahead and follow our easy steps... more »

Here’s How To Make Jam From Frozen Fruits

Did you know that you can make jam from frozen fruits? To preserve the freshness of your garden harvest, seal and freeze it for later use, especially in the off-season. But what if you are left with a massive amount of frozen fruits that you can’t possibly process? Make homemade jam from the frozen fruits and enjoy a dose of lusciousness when the fruit is otherwise unavailable. Fall and winter are the perfect time to make jam from summer fruits such as berries. This is because the extra heat from the jam-making process brings comfort on such cold days. Let’s... more »

No Need to Wait A Year For Kimchi

The popularity of fermented foods is on the rise, and with it, kimchi has found its place as a favorite on many menus around the world. It is a fermented vegetable dish that originated in Korea and is now a staple of all Korean foods. Kimchi – The Korean Superfood Kimchi is made best with cabbage of the Napa variety. But, you will find over 100 variations of kimchi made with cucumber, pumpkin, and a lot more, depending on each region’s take on the dish. When it comes to flavor, kimchi has a complex flavor profile that includes sour, spicy,... more »