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Are Your Crackers Safe?

Commercial versus Homemade

Homemade Crackers

There is nothing so comforting than a nice homemade bowl of soup with crackers.  The problem is getting a cracker that is not loaded with fats, sugars and chemicals.  So, I make my own.

What? How bad could those crackers be?  Very bad and this is so cheap and easy you will try it once and use it over and over again.

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The Nature of Great Broth

What Makes for a Really Good Broth?

Vegetable Stock on Pot

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you don’t have any broth or clear soup on hand?  I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it?  It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove;  (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

You can make broth from leftover vegetables and water!  Every time we have some “scraps” of vegetables, I throw them in a container in my refrigerator.  When it gets to about 4 cups, I know I am ready to make some vegetable broth.

 

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How to Make Dinner in Minutes

Start With a Slow Cooker

Red slow cooker

We are all busy with jobs, running the kids to events and practices, volunteering and maintaining a home. Everyone needs a “go to” weeknight meal that is fast, easy and inexpensive.

Getting a meal on the table is always easy when I use my slow cooker. I just get the seasonings together, chop any vegetables and store in containers the night before. Then toss them into the slow cooker the next morning and I’m off to work.

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Easy Vanilla Extract

DIY Vanilla Extract

Vanilla beans with flower

I know you can buy vanilla extract in the store. But once you have tasted this recipe, you will never go back. Not only does it eliminate all chemicals and taste better, it is cheaper than the commercial brands. It takes only minutes to make!*

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Make Your Own Stock

Make Your Own Stock

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you can use “stock”, “broth” or water? I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it? It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove; (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

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Campfire Baking

Cooking over a campfire can be fun and easy.  Here are two recipes for bread your whole family will enjoy.  They will save you time and are delicious.

Skillet BreadCorn Bread in Cast Iron pan

Make 8 slices

If you are like me, I use my Cast Iron pans at home and when camping. Here you just need your skillet.

I prepare the bread dough at home so I have more time for sun and fun.

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