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New + Improved Balms

I liked our original balm formula, but I didn't love it.What I wanted was something closer to the spreadability of Vaseline, without the petroleum, of course. Something that was easy to put on as a thin layer, or a thick layer, and not so…
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Easy Multigrain+ Bread

This has become our everyday bread! It's basically the same work as my whole wheat bread recipe, the biggest change is soaking the multigrain cereal during the proofing stage, and adding an egg and milk plus oat flour, which all together creates…
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lotion, and deodorant whoops

Today's plans included creating new deodorant (with my new ingredients like propanediol) and lotions, making bread and snack bars, maybe some cookies, and dinner.The deodorant had other plans for me.I started the day with the lotions.…
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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

If you were to google "chicken pot pie" (which is likely just what you did to find this page), you'll find a lot of recipes that are all similar in taste, texture, and for some unholy reason, all have peas. I don't mean to vilify peas, but out…
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Pluggin’ along

Sitting at the kitchen table on my new laptop makes updating the website a lot easier (than hiding in the computer room on a desktop). The mister and I bought gaming laptops last month (because we are giant nerds but need to be mobile) and I…
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Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I like cake, and I like cake texture: light and springy and soft. But I do not like my brownies to look, feel, or taste like cake*. Without being sickeningly sweet and heavy, I want my brownies sweet enough a small piece is enough, super moist…
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Iron Stained Dishes

Work, school, and farming have effectively killed all the time I have to write (which used to be right after the kids left on the bus, peace and quiet with hot coffee by my keyboard...) but I am trying hard to steal the time to sit down and…
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Burger & Hot Dog Buns

My lack of posting has not been for a lack of anything to post about. If you follow us on facebook or instagram, you'll find gardening and food posts, and a lot of memes - humor is the best medicine to get through some of this world wide chaos!We've…
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Coleslaw

There is a bar for perfect coleslaw, as far as I am concerned, and it is very narrow. It's been about 10 years since I last ate at KFC in the US, but their coleslaw was on the ball. I haven't had coleslaw that really hit that craving since,…
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Improving on a recipe

When I started making our homemade tortillas, I didn't have any lard in the house (post holiday pie baking wiped out my big tub), so olive oil it was, knowing they should be good, but maybe not as good as they could be. Still, they turned out…
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Apple Fritters

There is probably no tastier carbohydrate, than deep fried, sweet dough. Just my opinion, but it's probably a pretty popular one! The only way to make deep fried, sweet dough any better, is for it to be fresh out of the fryer. Bonus points for…
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Ham & Bean Soup

Soups are healthy, and easy, and super tasty, and make for great meals after long days, or lunches during the week. Just make a pot on the weekend, portion it out, freeze all but a couple, and take out what you need the night before. Soups often…