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All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

Homemade Basic Cheese Sauce (with NO Velveeta!)

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This all-natural basic cheese sauce transforms vegetables, leaving my family always asking for more! It also works as a delicious sauce over pasta, meat, or rice. Best of all, NO VELVEETA! Wow.…

How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home

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

Zucchini Pizza Crust

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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…
homemade whole wheat egg noodles

Homemade Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

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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…

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe (+ FREE Printable Recipe Card)

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A printable recipe for playdough is available at the bottom of this post! I have such fond memories of making playdough with my mom and siblings. We'd watch in anticipation as my mom stirred up the mixture…

Taco Seasoning Mix

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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…
How to Make Homemade Freezer Jam

How to Make Homemade Freezer Jam {Freezer Meal}

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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…

Pizza Sauce Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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

Homemade All-Natural Carpet Cleaner

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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…
Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

Asian Slaw Recipe: No MSG Included!

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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)…
homemade laundry detergent ingredients

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Making homemade laundry detergent is easier than you might think. You'll save so much money and know that you're using a safe option for your family.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious...and easily freezable. We pull them out of the freezer for snacks or for an easy breakfast.
Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix {Freezer Meal}

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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,…

Homemade Disinfectant Recipe

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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…

Pizza Pockets {Freezer Meal}

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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)…