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Dumping Jam on Unsuspecting Friends

Dumping Jam on Unsuspecting Friends

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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Easy Cinder Block Planter Projects

Easy Cinder Block Planter Projects

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 for the Garden

PROJECT: Simple Raised Beds for the Garden

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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Best Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamers Ever!

Best Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamers Ever!

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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This Thing Can Kill You! (Pressure Cooker Safety)

This Thing Can Kill You! (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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Poser Pancakes

Poser Pancakes

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It's my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, then I changed it to make it my own. INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/2 to 1 cup of milk...

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“This Toffee is $%#*&$ amazing”

“This Toffee is $%#*&$ amazing”

Chef Michael Pollan writes about health and food. In his book "Food Rules" one of his rules is particularly dangerous. He says that we shouldn't eat junk food unless we make it ourselves. And then we can have as much as we want. It's most definitely the letter of the...

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Meal Prep Like a Chef (So It’s Actually Fun!!)

Meal Prep Like a Chef (So It’s Actually Fun!!)

Meal Prep will change your world. Done right, it's like God himself is in your kitchen. Done wrong, it's the opposite--stressful, expensive, and will turn out to be something you resent. Meal prep properly--with joy. 5 Reasons to meal prepĀ  It saves you money So many...

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