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PANTRY MEAL: STIR FRIED RICE

PANTRY MEAL: STIR FRIED RICE

You can make stir fried rice. You don't need to order takeout. Save the earth. You don't need all the plastic takeout containers to get a taste of takeout Chinese.  This is a great meal if you've got some leftover rice. Rice is freezer friendly, so you can even make...

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BEEF, BARLEY & MUSHROOM SOUP

BEEF, BARLEY & MUSHROOM SOUP

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom soup is a very simple soup for a cold day. I love to make beef and barley soup in the Instant Pot. This is an "I forgot to make dinner" meal or for one of those days when I've been doing my thing (I'm the vegetarian) and I really don't care...

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THE BEST TOMATO SOUP

THE BEST TOMATO SOUP

This tomato soup is delicious...but don't count calories here! But you can make the "light version" if you want. It's healthy. But... not as tasty.  I recommend using some form of heavy cream, and making sure to saute the onion in high-quality butter. Serve this with...

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TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON (AND IT’S CHEAPER TOO!)

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON (AND IT’S CHEAPER TOO!)

Blueberry season waits for no man. Mother Nature is a tough customer. And, the deer ate my entire orchard again, so, time to pick berries. Today, I went to the berry farm over the border, through the backwoods, where only people who know go. Usually, I hop on seasons...

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“EAT MY JAM” (JUST-RIGHT CANNING INVENTORY)

“EAT MY JAM” (JUST-RIGHT CANNING INVENTORY)

There is too much jam in my life... 'm making jam--because it's jam season again. I don't know why I make so much jam. I don't eat a lot of jam, but it's the first thing we all learn to preserve, so I make it year after year. It's hard to mess up...

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PROJECT: EASY CINDER BLOCK PLANTER

PROJECT: EASY CINDER BLOCK PLANTER

Cinder block planters don't have to be ugly. We had a big empty space where we used to stack wood, but we built a woodshed. "Can't you do something about that space?" my husband asked. He suggested some whiskey barrels or nice flower pots, but those are expensive. So,...

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PROJECT: SIMPLE RAISED BEDS

PROJECT: SIMPLE RAISED BEDS

Raised beds are a great way to organize the garden. I kill sections of my garden every year. It drives my family crazy, but me, not so much. I do what I can do, then I "Where's Waldo" for a tomato in July. This is my first year working remotely. So, I'm ramping up the...

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PANTRY COOKING: FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS

PANTRY COOKING: FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS

I don't like store brand flavored coffee creamers. Store-bought coffee creamer is too sweet, and I can't spell the chemicals. When I make things at home, I can control the amount of sugar (or leave it out entirely), and they save the environment from making more...

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PRESSURE COOKER SAFETY

PRESSURE COOKER SAFETY

The moment my pressure cooker exploded "So when you say, blew up, do you mean it exploded or it just quit working? They are pretty sensitive on a pressure cooker site about using the words 'blew up'." I'm not sure who "they" are or why they'd be overly sensitive that...

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