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Canning Ham and Bean Soup

Spend a morning canning ham and bean soup and have jars of ready made meals quickly at hand. The great thing about canning soup at home is that it can be customized for your family's tastes and full of ingredients you can feel good about serving. Pressure Canned This...

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DIY Easy Knit Hooded Scarf with Video and Free Pattern

I'm a sucker for hoods. If it has a hood, there's a good chance I'll love it. This easy knit hooded scarf is one of my favorite projects not only to knit, but to wear too! The Garter stitch pattern uses the basic knit stitch which makes this scarf a great project for...

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Maple & Dried Apple Cookies

Make these simple apple oatmeal cookies using dried fruits, nuts, and hearty whole grain for amazing packed lunches and more. Using only maple syrup for sweetener dried apple cookies are made slightly healthier with the addition of wheat germ and rolled oats, making...

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Live the Debt Free Simple Life

Living the "Simple Life" can mean a lot of different things for people. It may be growing your own food, making food from scratch, being a minimalist, or just living your life with intention. Regardless of what your definition of "simple living" is, it should include...

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Using Natural Food Preservatives Found in Your Kitchen

When you buy and eat unprocessed food you need to take a little extra care with it so that it doesn't spoil before you get a chance to use it. Unlike processed foods, real food isn't loaded with preservatives which means it doesn't have a long shelf life. However, you...

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Growing and Using Micro Herbs (Such as Micro Basil)

Micro herbs add flavor and nutrition to your food and beauty to your home. You can grow micro basil and other herbs such as cress and dill year round when you grow them indoors as micro greens. What Are Micro Herbs? Micro herbs and micro greens are really just...

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Hearty & Easy Lentil Stew Recipe

Make this hearty and easy lentil stew for a hearty, warm, and nutritious one-pot meal. Full of protein from both lentils and beef this is a filling lunch or dinner in a bowl. Type of Lentils Lentils and other dried beans are frugal and versatile. For this recipe, use...

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DIY Sentimental Gifts

Meaningful gift giving doesn't have to cost a lot of money or time. We've rounded up some of the best DIY sentimental gift ideas to help you give thoughtful gifts this year without spending a lot of money or time on them. Sentimental gifts will mean different things...

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Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

For many of us cranberry sauce only graces our dinner tables a few times a year. And once that jar or can is opened we often need to find ways to use leftover cranberry sauce. Thankfully, there are so very many tasty and simple options for every single meal of the...

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