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Homemade Playdough

I have tried to make playdough at home before with no success. It was a terrible failure and the grand kids were so disappointed. That recipe did not have me heating the ingredients. I decided to look around and came across several different variations. I found

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Making Vegetable Stock

Pustynny nie odczuwać nie~ Waste not want not…one of my mother’s favorite sayings. “pustynny nie odczuwać nie” (think I have my translation right) is how she would say it in polish. I can still hear her many polish sayings running through my head from time to

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Thought To Share

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future.  I live now.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Seems lately I am often reminded of how fragile our lives are. How we spend so much time planning and hurrying about, we don’t stop often enough

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Milling Your Own Grains

I love bread, especially white bread. I know it isn’t the greatest thing to eat, but it is so darn good. As I’ve gotten older things kind of stick with you more then they used to ( if know what I mean ). So as

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Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Homemade coffee cake is a great way to warm up a chilly winter morning. When my children were young we would make this recipe for coffee cake. They would have so much fun helping me make it. And the best part is they didn’t have to

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker A Sirloin Tip Roast is a cut of meat that is perfect for the slow cooker. It is a lean cut of meat. It can lack flavor and moisture because it has a low-fat content. That is what makes

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Thought to Share

  This morning I was visiting some fellow blogger’s sites and came across this wonderful verse from the Bible on Spain-In-Iowa. I thought it expressed how I feel. I have been purging things that I have hung onto for so many years. Just because you have

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Red Beans and Rice

The other day I came across a recipe for red beans and rice on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage blog. I love beans of any kind, and they are so good for you. I have never seriously attempted making red beans and rice from scratch. I have

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This is a family favorite! Every summer I usually have a surplus of peppers so I make stuffed peppers. They are a meal in themselves and not too difficult to make. This past week Meijers had a sale on peppers red and green. $.68 each. That

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Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker

This time of year you can usually get some pretty good deal on boneless pork loin. I buy a large piece and cut it up into meal size portions and freeze. The piece I have today will be enough for two meals. I cut the

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Chocolate Cake “My First”

I have always enjoyed cooking, but baking, not so much. My idea of homemade was opening a box adding eggs oil and water and bake. I always thought they tasted pretty good. I guess you don’t know what your missing until you have the real thing.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day and I and I get to spend the day with two of my grand children, Kaitlyn and Tyler. We are going to attempt to make our first homemade chocolate cake. What could be better then that? I hope all of you have a

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips Something that drives me crazy is when I see people storing tomatoes in the refrigerator. Have you ever eaten a tomato that has been stored this way? Yuck! Tomatoes get mushy and mealy when kept at a cooler temperature like

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Homemade Foaming Dish Soap

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big coupon user. I can’t imagine paying full price for any personal care items or household cleaners. I have always been able to get really great deals on those items. I have found that Dawn dish

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London Broil

The price of steak this time of the year is usually high. In the summer you can get some great deals. We love to cook them outside on our good old Weber kettle grill. But since it’s February and I won’t be cooking anything outside

Fresh Guacamole Dip

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and you have to have some snacks to eat while you’re watching the big game. At least that’s what my husband tells me. I don’t really watch the Super Bowl but I do like the snacks. At EarthFare this week you received

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Applesauce Bread

  I love going to other peoples blogs and see what kinds of things they are cooking and crafting. The ideas are endless. It’a amazing how many talented women there are out there. It’s so much fun being able to hook up with like minded people and learn all

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Recipe for “Stuff”

Many years ago when my kids were younger ( 25 years ago??? Yikes!) I used to make this ground beef dish. It never seemed to have a name. I think my sister found it in an old microwave cookbook. My kids called it “Stuff”. They loved it.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tips

Slow Cooker Cooking Tips I have been using a slow cooker/crock pot for as long as I can remember. The convenience is wonderful. I normally cook in my slow cooker 2 to 3 times a week. Especially on nights I am working late. I recently purchased a brand

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

There are so many ways to cook cauliflower. Oven roasting gives the cauliflower a crunchy roasted flavor. Try it, I think you’ll like it as much as we do. I hardly ever steam cauliflower anymore. Did you know that cauliflower is high in vitamin C and

Spicy Sausage and Cabbage Soup in the Slow Cooker

I can’t get enough soup in the winter. I feel like I’m always cold and soup really warms me up inside and out. I have these stoneware bowls that I use for soup. They are perfect. They keep the soup hot longer, and you can

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