Posts Tagged: “homemade”

  • How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home

    When you go to the store to buy vanilla you are faced with a dilemma: do you buy the smaller, more expensive bottle of REAL vanilla or the larger, cheaper bottle of imitation vanilla? It’s a battle of values, right? Save money or eat real foods (and pay a bit

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  • Zucchini Pizza Crust: Seriously, it's good! What a great way to sneak in veggies to your dinner too.

    Zucchini Pizza Crust

    I was skeptical. I know you are too. “Zucchini pizza crust? Seriously, Polly? You’ve gone too far.” My sister sent me this recipe a while back and since I still have frozen zucchini stocked up in the deep freeze, I figured this might be a good way to use it

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  • homemade whole wheat egg noodles

    Homemade Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

    My 5-year-old daughter and I threw these together one afternoon in about 15 minutes. I know it looks fancy or difficult, but I ASSURE you that you can do this. These homemade whole wheat egg noodles are cheap, healthy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. All my favorites in one recipe! My kids

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  • Taco Seasoning Mix

    This house LOVES mexican food. Even my two year old will scarf down a whole bowl of spicy mexican soup without any protest. When I sit down to menu plan for the week, it seems like there is almost always something with a mexican flare on it. Most of the recipes

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  • How to Make Homemade Freezer Jam

    How to Make Homemade Freezer Jam {Freezer Meal}

    By Jessica Ellingsworth, Contributing Writer Summer is arguably the best time for savoring seasonal foods, especially perfectly ripened fresh berries. As a child, the berries our family didn’t eat right away either got frozen for the long winter or made into freezer jam. If you’ve made freezer jam, you probably

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  • Pizza Sauce Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    Just like marinara sauce, pizza sauce is faily easy to make at home. I have used this pizza sauce recipe every time that we have made our homemade pizza. (You could also use it for Pizza Stromboli or Pizza Pockets.) We have tons leftover to freeze and use for later too.

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  • DIY All-Natural Carpet Cleaner (or How to Get Poop and Puke Out of Carpet)

    Homemade All-Natural Carpet Cleaner

    Important Update as of 4/11/14: It has been over a year since using this on my carpet. The stains are still mostly gone, but my carpet is now lighter in those areas. I have old carpet so I much prefer this to the dark stains, but I want to give

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  • Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

    Asian Slaw Recipe: No MSG Included!

    You know that delicious slaw salad made from Oriental Ramen Noodles? You know…the one full of processed ingredients and MSG? Well, my friend Carla took a stab at making a homemade (read: real food) version of that dressing and I tweaked the whole recipe just a bit recently. Now the

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  • homemade laundry detergent ingredients

    How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

    Guest post by Jess from Twenty-Something and Not Counting I’ve been making homemade laundry detergent for about 4 years now. Though I was a little nervous it might not work well or might take too long, I decided to give it a whirl. I made it once and never looked

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  • healthy pumpkin muffin

    Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    It’s the time of year when everyone wants a little pumpkin in their life. These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious…and easily freezable.  We make them every other week and pull them out of the freezer for snacks or breakfast. Enjoy! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins  

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  • Whole Grain Pancake Mix

    Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix {Freezer Meal}

    Our family loves pancakes, like Seriously Sweet Potato Pancakes and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes.  But, sometimes I don’t have time to make those and I just want a quick dry mix on hand.  Unfortunately, the pancake mixes at the grocery store have a ton of unrecognizable and highly processed ingredients.

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  • Homemade Disinfectant Recipe

    In an attempt to reduce toxins in our homes and save money, we’ve  become official wannabe hippie pioneer women.  Well, at least I like to think I am.  Polly, have you been converted yet? Below is my homemade disinfectant recipe, which I found here.  I use this on my kitchen

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  • Pizza Pockets {Freezer Meal}

    Pizza Pockets, Pizza Stromboli, A Better Mac and Cheese, and more recipes like these are frequenting my blog. Can you tell what my kids like? Yep, pizza and pasta. What red-blooded American kid (or adult) doesn’t like some form of them? Pizza Pockets turned out to be a fun recipe

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