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Canning Lid Ornaments ~ Making Memories

As you know by now, I am not only thrifty but a huge advocate of the “Waste Not, Want Not” mentality. I also love to can my home grown foods. Over the years, I’ve saved my used canning lids and … Continue reading

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The $2.75 “Semi-Homemade Go~To” Gift ~ Any Time of the Year (No Cook/Bake)

We all have those hard to buy for people on our lists at Christmas. Neighbors, co-workers, service workers, etc. But this also applies year-round. How about a small thank you gift? Or how about just because you like the person? … Continue reading

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Pickled Radish Pods

Radishes. They’re temperamental at times. They can grow into beautiful orbs of peppery goodness¬†or you can turn your back on them and they can bolt, leaving you with harsh, hot and practically inedible roots. But don’t despair! Just let those … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Angels’ Voices

This is not a post to start a debate or even a discussion about religion, beliefs, spirits, psychic phenomenon or life after death. It is simply me sharing my opinion and a recent experience in my life. So please, take … Continue reading

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Canning Homemade Beef Broth

I don’t know about you, but I just love it when I can make something that is cost efficient, tastes better that anything you can buy and makes your kitchen smell divine! Yesterday I found a beef soup bone on … Continue reading

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Artichoke Hearts Anyone?

I’ll admit it. I love artichoke hearts! I love them so much that when I actually found cans of them at the Dollar Tree…I bought 20 of them. I excitedly brought them home and placed them in my pantry while … Continue reading

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Peasant Bread ~ Easiest Bread Ever

I have finally found a no-knead bread that is quick, easy and doesn’t affect my flour phobia. Yes, I despise touching flour. Don’t ask. I don’t know. I think it’s a tactile thing. But it gives some real heebie jeebies! … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Bacon Dip

In my attempt to eat more foods that are magnesium-rich, I have started to look at my snacks. Most are not very healthy in any way, let alone mineral rich. Beans, however are loaded with magnesium. But how to snack … Continue reading

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The Long Road Back From Hell

As you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged in over a year. There’s a very good reason. I was in hell. Not where Satan resides, but a hell on earth. Let me start by saying…I usually don’t put things like … Continue reading

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Oven “Canning” ~ Long Term Food Preservation for Dry Goods

I finally decided to try something that I’ve been researching for quite a while now. “Oven Canning”. It’s not really canning, but that what it’s been dubbed. Short version: You slowly heat your dry goods at a low oven temp, … Continue reading

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