From the Kitchen

Compact Coffee & Coco Condiments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

Compact Coffee & Coco Condiments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891 Who doesn’t love coffee or hot coco? I can’t think of one…

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Tea To-Go: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

…Mr. Hanway endeavours to show, that the consumption of tea is injurious to the interest of our country…. he is to expect little justice from the author of this extract, a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has for twenty years diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant, whose kettle has…

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DIY Grill Seasoning Kit: Budget-Friendly Gifts

  DIY Grill Seasoning Kit- Budget Friendly Gifts This budget friendly grill kit is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. They are great for camping, cooking out, or take to on vacations; the small size makes them easy to pack and store. When you make something for someone you are giving…

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Home Made “Maple” Syrup- without a maple tree

Home Made “Maple Syrup” without a maple tree! Homemade “Maple” Syrup- without a maple tree Several years ago I was reading a farming magazine when I came across a recipe for Corn Cob Syrup- a maple syrup knockoff made from corn cobs. The article had attached quotes saying “my grandfather swears this is better than…

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Weekly Meal Planner October #1

As a self-employed family of five, we have to be very frugal with our budget, including meal planning. Even though we are on a tight budget I refuse to sacrifice quality or nutrition so many of our ingredients come from our garden or a neighbors garden, which really helps cut down on spending. Recently my…

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Easy Candied Nuts- Only 3 Ingredients!

  Easy Candied Nuts with Only 3 Ingredients Fall and the holidays are a favorite time to enjoy the sweet and savory taste of flavored nuts. Whether covered in cinnamon and sugar or sea salt and rosemary, everyone loves to snack on these delicious treats. Perfect for gift-giving or your holiday entertaining, you are sure…

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Taco Seasoning- better than the package!

Taco Seasoning- better than the package! Taco seasoning is one of those kitchen staples we never think of making from scratch, I ¬†believe we feel it would be too difficult to make or there is some secret ingredient that would be impossible to replicate. Truth is, it is very easy, full of flavor and best…

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Summer Pita Pizza with Spinach Salad

  Summer Pita Pizzas with Spinach Salad When you eat in season and from what is grown locally, your dishes take on a whole new flavor. Your pallet will awaken with a new admiration for foods it used to think were bland or tasteless. Challenge yourself to try and create new dishes from your garden…

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