How to Dehydrate Chilies

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Dehydrate your own chilis! Not only are they beautiful but they last forever and are a necessary part of many recipes. Learn how here.

Water Bath Canning Made Easy

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If you’ve always thought canning your own food would be difficult, labor intensive, time-consuming, and expensive, you’re wrong! Pick up simple tips here.

Should We Can or Freeze Our Fruits and Vegetables?

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We occasionally link to goods offered by vendors to help the reader find relevant products. Some of these may be affiliate based, meaning we earn small commissions (at no additional cost to you) if items are purchased. Here is more about what we do. This is the time of year when gardens and fruit trees are …

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Putting Up: Preserving More Than Just Food with Home Canning

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There’s a joke in our family that my great-grandmother kept her canning jars handy while traveling from southern Texas to California during the Dust Bowl era, just in case she needed to stop by the side of the road and “put something up.” But I wasn’t aware of my matriarch’s legacy when I started home …

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How to Start Canning Your Own Foods at Home

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We occasionally link to goods offered by vendors to help the reader find relevant products. Some of these may be affiliate based, meaning we earn small commissions (at no additional cost to you) if items are purchased. Here is more about what we do. Do you ever get aggravated at the price or quality of the …

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Parsley: The World’s Favorite Herb

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Every wondered what parsley can be used for other than a garnish or an ingredient in Italian food? Believe it or not, parsley has many medicinal benefits. Explore how this vivacious herb can be used to improve your well-being now.

How to Get a Picky Child to Eat Healthy

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The daily battle usually begins with my little “angel” around 7 a.m. Droopy-eyed and half asleep, my 6-year-old wanders to the family table, and scoots into his chair. When his head finally lifts from the table and his yawning subsides, the screeches of discontent ring out as inevitably as the deafening chirp of my alarm …

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How to Get Your Husband Involved in Housework

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First, let me say this: it is not ALL men who can’t do housework properly. There are a select few men, who do housework beautifully, who cook more than just barbeque, and who make ideal house husbands because they are just so good with all things domestic. This, however, is NOT the norm. In most …

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The Tale of the Lazy Cleaner

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Seven Benefits of Cooking From Scratch

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Many of the younger generation have never been taught the skill of cooking from scratch. Younger people eat packaged foods most of the time, indulge in fast foods, are afraid to make mistakes, or simply refuse to learn to cook. This used to be something passed down from mother to daughters or to sons. It …

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