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25 Homemade Coffee Creamers and Syrups (without the nasty additives)

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If you possess the ability to heat milk and use measuring spoons and a whisk, the fanciest coffee flavors around can be yours, and at a fraction of the price of the artificial grocery store versions.

The Organic Canner: A Guide to Preserving Real Food

The Organic Canner

I’m very excited to introduce my new book, The Organic Canner.

Pad Your Pantry: How to Preserve Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Today, instead of fighting the Black Friday crowds, spend the day adding things that are frugal and delicious to your pantry.

Recipes for a Frugal Thanksgiving from the Pantry

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If you can’t afford the fanciest of dinners this year, don’t despair. Focus on purchasing only a few special items, like a turkey or a must-have goodie that is a tradition in your family, while you enjoy delicious yet thrifty treats for the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner.

99 Healthy Meals and Snacks for People Who Can’t Cook

99 Healthy Meals and Snacks for People Who Cannot Cook

Whether you can’t cook, won’t cook, don’t have time to cook, or just want some speedy solutions for busy days, here are 99 relatively healthy menu options.

5 Reasons Why You Need 100 Pounds of Tomatoes

5 reasons why you need 100 pounds of tomatoes

Your reasons are a year’s supply of simple sauce, tomato broth, Italian marinara, salsa, and ketchup, all without toxic additives and preservatives.

10 Awesome Ways to Preserve the WHOLE Peach

10 awesome ways to preserve the WHOLE peach

We got over 100 pounds of peaches, and we used the whole thing: the lush fruit, the peel, and the pits. We preserved these goodies so that we can have a taste of sunshine during the cold months.

How to Cook without a Recipe: Hodge-Podge Salsa

How to make hodge-podge salsa from garden odds and ends

To truly break free of the grocery store, you have to free yourself from the “list of ingredients” mindset and proceed into real scratch cooking like our grandmothers used to do.

How to Make Jam without Using Added Pectin

How to make jam without added pectin

It’s easy to make an intensely fruity jam with absolutely no added pectin!

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Mixer

How to make homemade ice cream with a mixer

If you have a hand mixer, homemade ice cream can be yours!

How to Make Ricotta Cheese with Just 3 Simple Ingredients

How to make ricotta with just 3 ingredients

Light and fluffy, homemade ricotta cheese is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make.

Farm Fresh Goodness: Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Here’s a delicious and simple-to-make meal, made from farm fresh ingredients.

This Week’s Harvest: Strawberries

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Strawberry season is in full swing. Now is the time to stock up on those delicious vivid red berries! Learn how (and why) to grow them, wash them, and preserve them!