Category Archives for "Food & Drink"

Homemade Brown Sugar

“My hubby created a reminder list on our iPhones specifically for groceries. We can add to this list something that we need and we can see it when we log onto that list at the store. It’s ingenious. That’s my hubby. He’s handy like that. But somehow, even with this technological advantage at my fingertips, […]

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5 Homemade Spice Mixes

“I am all about Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing packets. Truly I am. They are convent, they are remeasured, they hold awesome memories of making Ranch Oyster crackers for the marching band trips. But sometimes you just need a little bit. Not a whole packet. I know.. I know…. I could put the remainder in a […]

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Homemade Apple Juice In A Washing Machine!

“We are very lucky, or blessed, in many ways, as some of you already know, but one particular way happens to be that we live in the heart of ‘apple tree central’. Seriously. There are so many overgrown apple orchards that a short walk down the road can easily warrant you a good cold sore! […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

“Mixing up your own taco seasoning is such a cinch I recommend everyone do it! I don’t know why I haven’t done a post about it before now since I’ve been making my own seasoning mix for years. Sometimes you get a hankering for a taco and you don’t have any of those packets on […]

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How To Make Kombucha Tea

“I’ve received so many requests about how to make kombucha tea. With a 16-ounce bottle costing $3.50 at Whole Foods, it’s nice to know how to make it at home. It’s not hard at all. The benefit to drinking kombucha is the probiotics that help your digestive system, and a lot of people just like the taste. […]

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Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Recipe

“Between some of the issues I’ve been having with the mozzarella and the lengthy aging process before knowing whether your cheese – or even the recipe you’re trying is successful – I was nervous and hesitant to delve into hard cheese making. My husband pushed me off the cliff and forced me to find a […]

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How I Made Wild Blackberry Cider

Well, everyone, I made Blackberry Cider, all by myself! OK,  so I have to start off by telling you that I don’t have any real experience with brewing anything besides kombucha (which you should totally try, if you haven’t!) Four out of five of my brothers like to brew all sorts of alcoholic beverages, so […]

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How To Process Raw Honey With An Extractor

“The first-first thing I want to say is, read the directions. It’s such a basic step and one I too often neglect in my zeal to try a new thing!  We’ve processed quite a bit of honey over the years but this was our first time using an extractor and, may I just say, hallelujah!  Can […]

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Pot Roast In A Jar – Canning Roast Beef

“I found a nice pot roast on sale at the grocery store recently… it was a big one, bigger than DH and I could eat for one meal. I usually would cook it anyway and we would eat leftovers for a few days. This time I decided to can it. Now, I have several jars […]

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