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  1. Question and Answer
    Can't get rye bread to rise,what's up with that,please. Even tried doubling yeast(1 1/2 tbls)will rise to about 1 1/2 size first time but not more after that.
  2. Frugal Living
    Flooded fields in ND lead to higher pasta prices - Yahoo! Finance If I see a good sale I am stocking up :)
  3. Kitchen Basics
    14 grocery staples getting costlier - 1 - food shopping - MSN Money I noticed this article on MSN today and thought it was interesting. The whole milk is going to kill us. Both kids have to drink whole milk and we go through a gallon every 2-3 days.
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Again know I am preaching to some of the choir here, but for those who watch the market, commodities, bonds, oil prices and stock up accordingly you will be fine. Here are some signs that you need to keep on keeping on. Stock what you eat, eat what you store, rotate and stock your pantries...
  5. Kitchen Basics
    My dough hasn't been rising in the winter due to the temp we keep the house at. Yesterday I thought about the portable heater we have and brought it in to put near the bread to heat up that area. It worked wonderfully. The cinnamon rolls rose well. I'm imagining the possibilities now that I...
  6. General Chat
    Was just listening to the news. They said food prices will increase by 20% over all. The cost of transportation is going way up. Not sure where your located but gas prices have gone up at least 40 cents a gallon in 1 week.Our electric bill is on the rise despite everything we can to lower...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I got a phone call concerning the mortgage and its impending renewal. We decided to stay with our current company, ResMor Trust Company, after a discussion with both the mortgage consultant and DH. We were offered the following rates: 1 year fixed - 3.29% 3 year fixed - 3.89% 5 year fixed -...
  8. General Chat
    I recently did a little research on what food prices are expected to be for 2010. In an article from November, USDA forecast a 3-4 percent increase. A Bloomberg report said food prices may jump as much as 6 percent in 2010. So if you are on a fixed food budget like me, you will have to work a...
  9. Baking Breads
    bread recipe? I had some of these in highschool, 30 years ago, a white one and and whole wheat one. Basically, you made up the dough and the first rise happened in the refrigerator overnight. I want to expand my bread horizon a bit and rarely have the time (or patience) to spend 4 hours...
  10. Frugal Living
    Do prices tend to rise in autumn and fall?
  11. General Chat
    DBF got his annual pay-review and he is getting a 0.30 raise so as of Ocber he will be on 7.20 p/hr I will get a pay rise too in October but i dont know what it will be yet. This will fall at the perfect time as in October my loan ends and the car insurance goes down so i will be £130 better...
  12. Miserly Monday
    Happy beautiful, wonderful Monday morning! It's a beautiful sunny day here in WV and the birds are singing like crazy! :grwave: I've been up since 6. Got the kids fed and off to school. Then I walked on my treadmill. I've upped my time by five minutes since last week and I've lost 6 pounds...
  13. Question and Answer
    I must be doing something wrong. I can make homemade white bread perfectly, but when I go to make breads from other grains like rye and whole wheat, the loaves either rise very little or not at all - they look sad.lol. I have tried using 50% all purpose flour 50% rye (or other grain) & the...
  14. Frugal Living
    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE4A58RZ20081106 I'm sure we are all seeing some of this already.
  15. Question and Answer
    I haven't made white bread for years, so since we're snowed in today, I thought I'd give it a try. Anyway, I measured, checked temps, etc. twice, just to make sure. Two hours later, it's sitting in the bowl - I swear it's laughing at me -as it stubbornly refuses to rise. Does anyone know a...
  16. General Chat
    I live in a small town,only 2 police officers. But i have been reading the big newspaper about crimes thats going on.Its getting bad. I dont even go to the large town any more by myself.People are getting knocked in the head for groceries. Oh my gosh just cant grasp the thought of someone...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    i got my annual pay rise today. Only a small rise tho. 0.17 p/h extra but at least its something gets me about £25 extra a pay day. Every little helps...
  18. News you can use
    Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again, to 6.45% Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting concern about ...
  19. News you can use
    Mortgage rates rise to 10-month high Mortgage rates went up for the fourth week in a row and have risen well over half a percentage point in the last month.
  20. News you can use
    Stocks rise as data point to stable rates Stocks advanced for a second session Friday after government readings on inflation and a decline in oil prices helped contain ...
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