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Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Don't buy that amaretto! Make it instead.  Are you spending $40 in the store for a bottle of amaretto?  You shouldn't. This is a simple make at home recipe. Save the fancy bottle you drained at Christmas and make a never ending bottle for yourself, or make a few to...

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Maple Sugaring Time Is Here!

Maple Sugaring Time Is Here!

If  you've never eaten an entire tray of maple sugar candy in one sitting, you don't know what you're missing. Maple sugaring time the best farm time ever. It starts in late winter when there are a couple of warm days that switch back into cold--the sap runs in the...

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Roasted Garlic Confit

Roasted Garlic Confit

Too many vampires sucking away your time? Make some roasted garlic. This is a great way to preserve garlic en masse, and it gives foods a garlic-snob taste that shaking out a jar of garlic powder just won't do. When you roast garlic, you make the memory of every...

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Never Buy Vanilla Again

Never Buy Vanilla Again

Vanilla is the second-highest priced spice in the world. Saffron is the first.  I don't use saffron much but I could drink vanilla. Two problems: I can't grow vanilla on the Poser Homestead. And... who can afford to buy it these days. It's fifty bucks a cup. But then,...

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Split Pea Veggie Burgers

Split pea is for me! If you're a vegetarian like me, you're outgunned at a barbecue. I don't want to stand by the chip bowl, seeing if I can get away with a double-dip, and I really don't like the frozen hockey puck burgers. I started to experiment. This is a...

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Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

If you have a mortgage, you might have PMI. PMI, or "private mortgage insurance" protects the bank if something hfappens and you can't pay. Certain types of loans require this and set different sets of rules. My FHA mortgage, for example, said I had to have it for at...

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