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Over 45 Ways to Winterize Your House and more!

How to winterize a house is a matter of taking care of simple things before the season arrive. Winterization doesn't have to cost a ton of money or be difficult. In fact, our checklist will help you get the entire winterization process done without forgetting...

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Canning Apple Pie Filling

Canning apple pie filling at home is a great way to preserve the harvest and have homemade dessert in the pantry. Best of all it’s easy project for beginner and experienced canners alike.  Homemade apple filling is more frugal than store bought and can be...

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Creative Cookie Packaging for Delicious Gift Giving

Homemade cookies are always a welcome gift but we can make it even more special with creative cookie packaging. How to wrap cookies for gift giving will depend on the occasion and how those gifts will be given. Mailing cookies needs special care versus hand delivering...

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Cooking Up a Pantry Staple: Dried Bean Recipes

Stocking your pantry with dried beans makes good sense. Beans are a great source of protein and versatile, as you will see in these dried bean recipes. One easy way to make your family more prepared for unexpected situations or natural disasters is to have a...

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Eating Seasonally in Fall

Eating seasonally in fall is a mash-up of summer crops and cool weather favorites such as broccoli, pumpkins, apples, and persimmons. The bright sun and crisp, cool air of fall signals the end of harvest season in many places. However, fresh and in-season vegetables...

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Plum Jam with Orange & Cardamom

Plum jam is a delightful combination of tart and sweet, bright and spice that is sure to be a jar of summer on your pantry shelves. And this canning recipe makes a small batch that comes together quickly meaning you can get back to summer in a flash too. Perfectly...

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Jam and Jelly Recipes for Everything

Jam and Jelly recipes are such a huge part of the simple life. Whether you're brand new to canning or a seasoned preserver, jams and jellies are perfect. Traditional flavors, savory treats, or quirky experiments - there seems to be Jam and Jelly Recipes for...

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Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Raspberry cheesecake cookies are a completely portable way to get all of summer's and dessert's favorite flavors in a tiny package. This from-scratch recipe uses fresh raspberries and pantry ingredients, not a boxed mix. Highlighting Summer's Best Fresh raspberries...

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4 Ways of Freezing Herbs to Use All Year Long

Some herbs loose their flavor when dried and are better preserved by freezing. Fortunately, there are several ways of freezing herbs depending on your needs and the herb itself. Freezing Herbs in Water or Oil The “right” way to freeze herbs is to chop them up, put in...

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