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Make Your Own Braided Easter Basket

Originally Posted March 29, 2012 Easter is coming, Easter is coming.  Easter is one of those holidays where the Easter basket and candy has nothing to do with the Christian celebration of Easter, but really from the pagan origins.  If … Continue reading

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Toasted Almond Sandwich Cookies

Thank you Martha Stewart!  This recipe came from Martha Stewart Living magazine – usually I do not try her recipes – they seem so labor intensive, but this one I had to try.  I am now a partner in a … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge – First Grocery Shopping

I have to admit that we did not start the challenge until Sunday, February 2.  The reason: we needed to finish up some food that was in the fridge.  The rules I set for us were: we would start with … Continue reading

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How To Make A Swim Bag

Well it is that time of year again – going to the beach, pool and lake.  If you have kids, one of the dreaded parts is carrying all the items; towels, sunscreen, hats, water bottles, goggles, etc, etc, etc!  Why … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Seasoning A Cast Iron Pan

I love cast iron and use my pan almost daily! I also have a cast iron dutch oven and will slowly replace other pans with cast iron as the need and budget allows.  My cast iron pan lives on the … Continue reading

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Ghee – Make Your Own

The new recipe that I prepared for this week’s blog called for ghee – what the hell is ghee you ask (I asked the same thing)! Ghee, or clarified butter, is made when the milk solids are separated from the … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Make A Draft Catcher

The monthly knitting and potluck get together turned into a kids craft afternoon instead.  With the weather and everyone’s busy life and that one mom and her daughter came – we changed things up a little.  It was fun afternoon … Continue reading

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Get Clean While Making Felted Soap

A couple of Mother Day’s ago I purchased a couple of felted soaps for gifts from one of our local shops – Whimsies.  I love Whimsies, the store supports local artists, fair trade and co-op craft organizations.  After purchasing the … Continue reading

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Green Cleaning the Bathroom

I do not use chemicals in the cleaning of my home, but I do buy the products – Seventh Generation, Method, Simple Green, Whole Foods Brand, Mrs. Meyers, Earth Friendly, etc.  But I also make some of my cleaning products.  … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Scrumptious Peaches

So what to do with 15 pounds of peaches?  I had thought that I would freeze some and make peach jam, but as it turned out I froze most of them and we have been enjoying fresh peaches in desserts, … Continue reading

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