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Homemade Pizza Sauce and Pizza Crust

In Main Dishes, Sauces and Spices On November 24, 2014 0 Comments

  When it comes to making  pizza at our house, I’ve gone the homemade route in baby steps.  For many years I just bought frozen pizzas, and I’ll… Read More »

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Using “Parts” To Adjust A Recipe

In Articles and Advice On November 17, 2014 0 Comments

  Today’s subject is somewhat of a follow up to my last post about my Updated Chocolate Pudding Dessert.  Once again when I had to update an old… Read More »

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Chocolate Pudding Dessert: Adding Homemade Updates

In Baking On November 10, 2014 0 Comments

  My adventures in the kitchen last week once again highlighted why it can be frustrating to rely too much on recipes that use a particular size or… Read More »

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Should You Buy Cleaning Vinegar For Homemade Cleaners?

In Cleaners On November 3, 2014 10 Comments

  I’ve become convinced over the course of the last few years that vinegar makes a great all-purpose household cleaner.  In fact part of me feels kind of… Read More »

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Grandma’s Apple Pie Filling

In Baking On October 27, 2014 2 Comments

  This week when I turned to my favorite craft column in our Sunday newspaper, I saw a headline that I think all of us DIY crafty types… Read More »

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Quick Halloween Pumpkin Face Glasses

In Crafts On October 20, 2014 0 Comments

  I love being resourceful.  I’ve probably said it before but that’s because it’s my favorite thing about the Make Your Own lifestyle.  I love that satisfying feeling… Read More »

How to make homemade cleaning wipes

Homemade Disposable Cleaning Wipes

In Cleaners On October 13, 2014 3 Comments

  Most of the time I don’t rely on those disposable cleaning wipes in the pop-up dispensers.  I usually find I can grab my spray bottle of homemade… Read More »

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Is It Time To Wash Your Reusable Grocery Bags?

In Articles and Advice On October 6, 2014 7 Comments

  Perhaps like me you’ve heard a news story about the importance of washing your reusable cloth grocery bags.  Those news stories remind us of the danger of… Read More »

Recipe for Homemade Stabilized Whipped Cream

How To Make Stabilized Whipped Cream

In Baking, Condiments On September 29, 2014 2 Comments

  It’s been a couple years now since I first wrote about how to make homemade whipped cream.  It’s one of those little tricks that once you start… Read More »

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Knitting Pattern for Classic Ripple Baby Afghan

In Crafts On September 22, 2014 0 Comments

  Here’s another one for all the knitters out there.  I know that not all my readers are knitters but from time to time I like to share… Read More »