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Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats - 15 minutes for a weeks worth of breakfast

Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

Man is it cold out.  The rain is bone chilling.  I don’t even want to be outdoors and that is saying a lot, coming from me.

I decided last week to go back to making all our meals ahead of time.  It saves me time, energy and money. Today, was the perfect time to start! I’m sharing one of my husband’s favorite morning breakfasts. Pressure cooker blueberry oats.

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How To Pickle Pickled Eggs The Easy Way

How To Pickle Pickled Eggs The Easy Way

How To Pickle Pickled Eggs The Easy Way

How to pickle pickled eggs the easy way.  This pickled egg recipe was handed down to me by my grandmother and I think you will agree they are easy to make and tasty!
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Save Money on Groceries

How to Save Money on Groceries

Time to tighten the budget.  How to save money on groceries. I know how to do it. But truthfully, sometimes I find it to be WORK. Just as much work as a fulltime job.  Taking the time to plan out EVERYTHING is a pain. I’m not one who likes to sit down and take two hours out of my week to pre-plan before shopping. Checking store ads, price comparing, cutting and organizing coupons; ugh! I did all that back in the 90’s. Refunding and couponing was a large part of our household back then.  Both are more than acceptable ways to save money.  I just do not have the time and commitment for it today.
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Onion Soup Mix – Dry Mix Recipe

Onion Soup Mix – Dry Mix Recipe

I am not sure how much I spent on a popular, name brand onion soup over the years. Until, I was given this recipe from a friend.

I was excited to purchase the ingredients to try the mix for myself. Thankfully, I did. The recipe makes 2 cups of mix or the equivalent of 8 envelopes at a 1/3 of the cost of the name brand mix.
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Homemade Chicken Gravy – Dry Mix Recipe

Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix

Make up your own packets of chicken gravy.  Simple, handy and much more economical than store bought.

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How to Make Colored Sugared Popcorn This is one of my favorite snacks to make for school bake sales. I normally make it up in school colors in clear Cello Bags.  It is very simple and ec...
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Meatballs – Recipe Will Make 144 Meatballs

Meatballs - Recipe Will Make 144 Meatballs

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Making Raspberry Freezer Jam

Making Raspberry Freezer Jam

We have been blessed with an exceptional berry season this year. After filling the freezer with plenty of berries for the winter and making a few tortes my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making raspberry, blackcap and blackberry freezer jams and also experiment with natural dying of clothing using raspberries.

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Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe Can Be Made Gluten Free

Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe Can Be Made Gluten Free

Making your own dough for pizza is time consuming, but wonderfully satisfying at the same time. If you are going to make pizza dough, be sure to triple the recipe so you can use one batch and freeze remaining dough for a later date. You can freeze the dough for up to two months and just take it out to thaw before using it. This homemade pizza crust recipe can be made gluten free
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Blanching Garden Vegetables for Freezing

Blanching Garden Vegetables for Freezing

Blanching Garden Vegetables for Freezing

Spending a few days during the growing season freezing your garden vegetables will yield you months of healthy add-on to your meals during the off season.

Below you will find the methods that I use to freeze my vegetables.
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Homemade Pizza Crust

A lot of work goes into making your own pizza crust.  Everytime I make it, I will make a triple batch of the pizza dough.  I use one batch  and freeze the additional two.  You can freeze the dough for up to two months and just take it out to thaw before using it.

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