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Quick easy recipes for busy moms: easy dinner ideas, mixes from scratch, cookies, desserts, easy canning recipes, and more.

Easy recipe for canning lilac simple syrup for cocktails, flavored iced tea, flavoring kombucha, and more. Easy canning recipe for beginners. Easy recipe for canning lilac simple syrup for cocktails, flavored iced tea, flavoring kombucha, and more. Easy canning recipe for beginners.

I love canning homemade simple syrup, and this lilac simple syrup is no exception. It’s so easy! It’s a perfect way to start canning if you haven’t already. Last year I tried canning ginger simple syrup for the first time, and it turned out wonderful. Perfect for flavoring my iced tea and home brewed kombucha.…

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Expert advice for cooling your canning jars and testing your jar lids to make sure they have sealed. Expert advice for cooling your canning jars and testing your jar lids to make sure they have sealed.

Canning is a great way to preserve fruit and vegetables from your garden. It takes some time and effort, but you will reap the rewards of your canning efforts all winter, as well as save money on your grocery bill. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you do your own…

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This DIY produce rinse is a natural vinegar based homemade vegetable and fruit wash that is great for removing insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers from produce. This DIY produce rinse is a natural vinegar based homemade vegetable and fruit wash that is great for removing insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers from produce.

I have to admit, I have never given a lot of thought to what is on my fruit and vegetables when I buy them from the store. I do rinse them off with water, but to make sure all pesticides and fertilizers have been removed from them, it is best to rinse them off with…

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If you like the ease and convenience of store-bought cookie mixes, then you will love these homemade cookie mixes. They taste just like the ones from Betty Crocker, and they are much more inexpensive and don’t contain any additives or preservatives. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar…

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Canning pickled asparagus. Step-by-step beginning instructions for canning perfect pickled asparagus. No pressure canner needed! Canning pickled asparagus. Step-by-step beginning instructions for canning perfect pickled asparagus. No pressure canner needed!

Yay! It’s asparagus season again. We have asparagus fields not even 10 miles from where we live and I have never gone to a farm to buy fresh cut asparagus. Well, this year I did, and I am so glad that I did. From April to June, during asparagus season, you can often find good…

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Brew your own kombucha at home! Easy kombucha recipe for beginners. Brew your own kombucha at home! Easy kombucha recipe for beginners.

I first tasted kombucha a couple of years ago. I was skeptical about it at first, but wanted to see what all the hype was about. I was surprised how sour it was, almost like drinking vinegar! But after I gave it a couple of tries, it started to grow on me. A lotĀ of people…

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Easy recipe for homemade baked beans that will make everyone ask for more. Better even than Bush's baked beans! Easy recipe for homemade baked beans that will make everyone ask for more. Better even than Bush's baked beans!

I think most people would agree that Bush’s baked beans are good. I was hesitant to try making homemade baked beans because it’s hard to improve on something that everyone already likes. But I decided to try to make them anyway, and they are really good! These beans are definitely better than store bought, and…

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