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Banana “and/or” Pumpkin Bread

About 8 years ago, I had switched banana bread recipes. A smaller batch of healthier ingredients.... it turned out that we didn't eat all that much banana bread, until I started making this recipe again. I'd tried others along the way, but this…
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Day 15: The Peppers Make An Appearance

Well, they took their time, but bell peppers are fickle little beasts and it's only barely warm enough in my little make-shift indoor greenhouse. Day 15 and I was starting to wonder if I needed to get a heat mat, but the first one peeked up…
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Jambalaya

We've been using this recipe for 15+ years but I had it saved in my physical binder from very early on and it never made it to digital until now!Jambalaya is a rice dish which originated in the 1700s with a mash up of cuisines, ingredients,…
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Cajun Seasoning

I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and didn't eat out a lot. So, I didn't have any experience with Southern cooking until I was an adult and started experimenting with seasonings. The kids mosty didn't really care for the vibrant flavours…
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The one where the seedlings saved the houseplants

It's the best time of the season - the days are getting longer, and we have spurts of spring mingling with snow, but hard winter is done. The water and septic line heat tapes are unplugged - the next electric bill will be considerably lower!Last…
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Tamale Casserole

I try to make my life easier on days that I work my day job, by making quicker meals, or preparing as much before hand as possible. Casseroles are great for pre-prep, they can be put together in the morning, and thrown in the oven when you get…
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Sunday Morning Pancakes

We have a Sunday morning routine of pancakes for breakfast. Usually just pancakes, sometimes with fried or scrambled eggs for some protein, and if we have the time for extra clean up, bacon or sausage.Way back when I was first learning to…
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All about Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacin is the generic name for Vitamin B3, also known as Niacinamide or Nicotinic Acid. There's loads of literature on the use of supplemental Niacin for general health, but today I'm talking about the benefits to the skin.To put it short…
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Rural Internet

It's common knowledge among those who know me, that I'm a little a bit of a nerd and geek. I love technology. I love watching how the collective intelligence of humanity is making lives easier (somehow life still feels quite hard, doesn't it,…
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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.…