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Elderberry Offers Edible and Medicinal Benefits
August 9, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

My first experience with elderberries came when my husband and I moved to the country to build our first home. We purchased land that was pretty much untouched as far …

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Eliminating Weevils in Flour and Rice
March 14, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Their little legs wriggled on my spoon. How harmful could they be? Casting my eyes to each side, I watched for approaching family members as I dropped the little bugs …

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Gas Refrigerator DIY Maintenance

Most people don’t take care of their refrigerators. It doesn’t matter if they are electric or gas, both require maintenance to run efficiently. Gas refrigerators need attention to save fuel, as …

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How to Start Living Off The Grid With Young Children

By Abby Stout – I kept wondering, where are all the articles for us moms who are trying to create a homestead or who want to learn how to start …

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Pavlova Dessert: Easy and Elegant

Pavlova. Does the name intrigue you? Well, you’re not alone. I first encountered a recipe for Pavlova years ago in cooking school. I was intrigued and impressed not only with …

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Make-Ahead Gifts from the Kitchen

The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list. I’ve got the answer for those hard-to-buy-for folks. Give them a …

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Limoncello Recipe: Make Ahead for Holiday Giving

The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list. I’ve got the answer for those hard-to-buy-for folks. Give them a …

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Best Baking Apples For Pie, Kuchen, and Dumplings

When my kids were little, I wore out the phrase “A is for apples.” It started when we planted an orchard of apple trees across from our pond. Our climate …

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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes. As members of my family have …

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How to Make Bread Pudding

When I was a child, mom took leftover bread, milk, sugar, eggs, and flavoring and morphed those ingredients into a simple, comforting bread pudding. The pudding varied depending on what …

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An Easy Carrot Cake Recipe Evokes Sweet Memories
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

This easy carrot cake recipe came down to me from my mother, who passed away just over two years ago. She didn’t teach me any easy pie recipes or even …

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Try My 7 Best Beet Recipes
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I have been growing beets in my garden for a couple years now. They are so easy to grow! I always end up with an abundance; so I’ve been on …

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How to Make Fresh Pasta
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

If you already grow tomatoes and keep chickens, why haven’t you learned how to make fresh pasta? It’s not difficult. First comes the garden. An overabundance of tomatoes leads to …

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20 Easy Zucchini Recipes For Your Surplus
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably researched when to plant squash, how to grow zucchini and which zucchini varieties to choose, only to hear jokes about locking your car doors while …

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What’s for Dessert?

By Wanda Pentyon Egg Custard Pie 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 unbaked pie shell Preheat oven …

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