Want to Work From Home? Want to earn money from your Homestead? Can you provide a service like RentaCoop? Image Source: They provide a couple of laying age hens with a mobile coop plus all the food and necessary items to take care of them during the rental time. They offer the opportunity for […]

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2 pounds small red beans (sorted and soaked overnight)     1 large onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, pressed 1 bay leaf Meat: 1 pound sausage or chicken; finely chopped (meat is optional) Cajun Seasoning   2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder or several cloves of fresh minced garlic. 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon […]


Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Making Apple Cider Vinegar is not a mystery; it’s incredibly EASY!!  Do you know anyone that has made apple cider vinegar? I’m fairly confident that few people know anyone that has made it AND after you learn how incredibly EASY it is to make, you may not so easily part with $20 bucks for a gallon of […]


One Minute Ciabatta Bread

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Oven-fresh bread is one of life’s simple joys. Ciabatta, a crisp-crusted Italian bread with hints of sourdough and loads of crannies longing for butter, is one of the easiest breads to make at home. Want to know how to make Ciabatta with less than one minute of prep time? Check it out!. Kitchen Hack: One-Minute […]

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Valentine Ideas Under $5


Hope you enjoy these fun Valentine ideas! This is a GROWING list; I’m adding to it as I find new ideas. Please share links for Valentine Ideas in the comment section below!  love you bookmark with a TUTORIAL I love these paint chip bookmarks!  So cute!   Pixie Stick Flowers A Valentine Mask  Cute Valentine’s […]

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Cold Brewed Coffee For Hot Summer Days

Be Prepared

Cold brew coffee tasted great. It’s an easy low-tech way to make coffee without heating up the house. Simply measure 2 Tbsp or so of ground coffee in a jar, add 2 cups of tap water, cap the jar, and shake to combine. Toss it in the fridge, and several hours later you will have […]

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Slowcooker Sweet Potatoes

Have you tried baking sweet potatoes in the Crock-Pot?

In the summer, I avoid using the oven whenever possible, but the slowcooker is a great alternative idea. Have you ever cooked potatoes in the slowcooker? Easy peasy! One of the reasons I love this is because >>life is BUSY<< and before you know it the dinner bell is ringing! This is an easy way […]

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Banana Smoothies

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banana smoothie

Sometimes when grocery shopping, I find a huge bag of “day old” bananas for just .99–why, of course I take them home! This week’s bag had more than 4# for.99; bananas are usually .58 per pound, so I took home a bargain. Did you know a banana can be a chill pill? When magnesium is […]

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Walnut Taco Meat


A friend shared a recipe for a Layered Raw Taco Salad for Two and while I’m not vegan/vegetarian the recipe looks pretty good. What caught my eye was the Walnut Taco Meat which can be made with walnuts and other nut meats.   Walnut Taco Meat 1/2 cup walnuts, soaked for 2-8 hours1/2 tablespoon chili […]

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Forever Foods in Your Pantry

Food + Recipes

Some foods can nearly last forever in your pantry/food storage! Before tossing out old food from your pantry, check the list of “forever foods.” Some items just may have a VERY LONG (indefinite) shelf life. You may be surprised how many of your kitchen staples have a shelf life of decades — even after they’ve […]

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Coconut Oil

Body Care

Have you used Coconut Oil for internal or external use? My favorite nutritionist, Dr. Diana Rossano, recommends Extra Virgin Olive Oil and that’s what I primarily use, but there seems to be some good research about the benefits of Coconut Oil. Because Coconut Oil is primarily Saturated Fat, many people believe it’s bad for you […]

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Bargain Cookbook

Home Cooking

So, I’ve been visiting Chef Keith Snow’s Harvest Eating website and since I love trying new recipes I tried a few of them and so far have liked them all (did you see my post about his pancake recipe which the grandbaby loved?). Today, I made another one which I’ll post about later. The reason […]

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Whole Grain Pancake Mix


Do you like pancakes? We do! No commercial pancake mix for us either–it’s easy to make it yourself in minutes. I like Chef Keith Snow from’s recipe for Harvest Eating Whole Grain Pancakes which are very easy to make. It’s a great recipe, but I altered it just a little bit using the ingredients […]

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The List! 100 Foods to Try Before You Die

100 Foods

Have you seen this list?  It’s making the rounds on Facebook and apparently has been for some time.  This is a challenging and intriguing list! Do you remember anything on the list that you’ve tried? I’ve eaten at least half of these 100 foods; I’ll update this list as I try things on the list […]

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Taking Rose Cuttings


Want to know the secret of success for taking rose cuttings? Before planting cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which is believed to keep the cuttings moist as they develop  roots. It sounds crazy, but check out this tutorial for growing roses from cuttings to see how it works!

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Many Ways to Use Coffee Filters


I received an email with this list of 25 ways to use a coffee filter and while looking for an image of a coffee filter to use in the post I realized there are MANY more ideas for coffee filters!! I’ll include a few of my favorites down below, but if you have an idea […]

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