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14 Easy Ways to Save Money with a Frugal Green Kitchen

14 Easy Ways to Save Money with a Frugal Green Kitchen

A frugal green kitchen is a great way to not only save money, but to save on the amount of waste you produce too. I fully believe that living the simple life includes being frugal and debt free. For some it includes being a minimalist or living a "green" life. The...

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Canning Ham and Bean Soup

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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