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Appliances, Finance, Household, Tips

How to Save Money on your Electric Bill

Comments Off on How to Save Money on your Electric Bill 29 January 2017

Some great and practical (and do-able) ideas regarding saving money on your electric bills.

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persimmon cake

Appliances, Slow Cooker

Baking in the Slow Cooker

Comments Off on Baking in the Slow Cooker 25 January 2017

I have been thinking about baking in the crockpot for years.  Why I haven’t tried it – I don’t know.  It was strangely intimidating.  When I had looked it up a few years ago, it seemed like you needed equipment like a raised rack, special pans for inside the slow cooker, etc. Finally, I decided […]

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Crock pot rice

Appliances, Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker

Crockpot Rice

Comments Off on Crockpot Rice 09 January 2017

In an attempt to cut down on the amount of appliances that I have, I decided to get rid of my rice cooker – even though I was eating a fair amount of rice. It took up too much room and it sputtered while it was cooking, leaving a sticky white watery residue all around […]

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macaroni and cheese

Appliances, Food, Household, Recipes, Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Comments Off on Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese 01 November 2016

November is comfort food time! I was delighted to find this recipe for Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese. I love love love my rice cooker.  Especially since it has a steamer element. So it can truly be a multi-use appliance  Am liking this new idea of making one pot meals in it. Found this great article […]

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tape measure

Appliances, Gardening, Homestead, Household, Remodeling

6 Tools Every Homesteader Needs

Comments Off on 6 Tools Every Homesteader Needs 26 October 2016

I am a big fan of Becky’s Homestead  Becky is one savvy woman. I’d have her as my neighbor any day of the week. As I am thinking about buying a house in the near future and in developing an outdoor garden area, learning how to use basic tools is of interest to me. In this […]

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Dried Tomatoes

Appliances, Dehydrator, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized

Dehydrating Vegetables

Comments Off on Dehydrating Vegetables 22 October 2016

I don’t dehydrate vegetables as often as I dehydrate fruit, mainly because I tend to either eat the vegetables fresh or freeze them. The vegetables I usually have the most of are tomatoes and zucchinis. I grate and freeze the zucchini for zucchini bread. I do dehydrate my extra tomatoes and they are delicious for […]

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dried-apricots

Appliances, Dehydrator, Food, Recipes

Dehydrating Fruit

Comments Off on Dehydrating Fruit 18 October 2016

Using a dehydrator to dry fruit is a no-brainer, especially in the late summer and fall when there is so much available produce. I rarely purchase produce for dehydrating – I grow some fruit, I have traded for fruit, and I have received fruit from folks with an overabundance. Dried fruit is wonderful. This year, […]

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dried pears

Dehydrator, Food, Gardening, Household, Kitchen

Should I buy a Dehydrator?

Comments Off on Should I buy a Dehydrator? 16 October 2016

Should you? In an earlier post, I was totally on board with the fact that everyone should have a bread machine. A dehydrator is another story and that story depends on you. I have a dehydrator, a cheap one that I bought at Walmart.  I have another one in storage that I bought off of […]

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Appliances, Bread Machine, Food, Garage Sales, Household, Thrift Stores

Do You Need a Bread Machine?

Comments Off on Do You Need a Bread Machine? 26 September 2016

Yes, yes you do. I got my first bread machine at a garage sale. It was $20. I was afraid of it and didn’t use it for two years until one day I decided that I was no longer afraid of it and went ahead and made a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread in it. […]

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