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Wheat-free Arrowroot Crackers*

  While pondering what I will make with my left-over Arrowroot flour I found other birds-of-a-feather trying the same thing online. The following link has interesting perspectives on the differences between the nutrition of cornstarch vs. the use of arrowroot flour. It seems that you can use them both equally except that arrowroot breaks down […]

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Making Laundry Soap

Making Liquid Laundry Soap!

Why make your own? It’s a lot cheaper! Come on you frugal friends…let’s try it. 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)                                                                                                                                                                        1 cup of Borax 1 cup of Washing Soda a big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons) a grater a funnel a long spoon 2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate the […]

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Mixing the Sausage

So here it is. My sausage making, learning, praying, working day. The first time ever for me. I’ve ground the hamburger with a hand machine before and this one of Bill’s was only bigger, stronger, louder and faster…yay! The meat pieces from the end of the legs with all the sinew (remember?) wasn’t good for […]

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Sausage Recipes

I’m digging up recipes for sausage. I can’t help but think that I want to try everything. I think I will go crazy trying to decide what to make. First I want garlic sausage. I found this one for garlic Kielbasa that I’m curious about. NUMBER 1 5 lbs. Venison cut into 1 inch cubes. (I […]

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Bacon Without Nitrites?

Yes it can be done, but by yourself. The bacon you find in the store contains nitrites in order to inhibit the formation of bacteria. If you want to make your own, you start with your own piggy meat. The area around the rib cage (called the pork belly) is most commonly used, but contains a lot […]

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Christmas Giving

I got the idea to make nostalgic gifts this year from wood. Part of the inspiration for this was the lack of funds; part was the endless bit of everything that ought to be used, and the rest was a ‘natural’ instinct. Hubby and I both fell for it. ‘It’ being the idea that it wouldn’t […]

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and then…Tomato Basil Sauce

          3 lbs. peeled tomatoes (scald and remove skins) 1 cup chopped fresh basil                                                     2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper 1 cup dry onion flakes  2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup honey Optional: 1/2 cup mayonnaise or equivalent     Cook all together for 15 minutes. I put […]

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My Attempt at Cream-Style Corn

You heard me say “I hate waste”. When the cobs were all laying on the table with some juicy cut off pieces of kernels still attached I was thinking. Scraping it off with a knife is what came to my mind. The chickens wouldn’t have nearly as much fun with them, but I’m the priority […]

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