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Homemade Beef Tallow: A Simple and Convenient Way to Store Itby  

Last year, I was delighted to learn how to render my own beef tallow from all the bones/fatty pieces that came with our side of grass-fed beef. Just the other week, I picked up a new side of beef and... Read More

Real Food Makeover- The “W” Family, Part 2by  

Continuing on from the first installment of this week's Real Food Makeover... What to Buy, Where to Buy It One fantastic thing that the "W's" mentioned is that there is a an enthusiastic local foods movement in their area, including... Read More

29 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home (and Save Money While You’re At It)by  

Image by rezlab 1. Cloth diaper your baby. 2. Buy in bulk whenever possible. 3. Shop with an eye for packaging, and try to buy only products with minimal or recyclable packaging. 4. Compost your kitchen scraps. (Or try worm... Read More

How to Make Fabulous Soup From Scratch Without a Recipeby  

Image by Magic Madzik Learning to cook without recipes can be not only a huge time-saver in the kitchen, but a money-saver as well. Soup is an incredibly versatile food. It can be hearty and chunky, or light and refreshing,... Read More

Homemade One-Size Cloth Diaper Pattern and Wipes Recipeby  

Angela Beery, has created her own pattern for making a homemade, one-size cloth diaper and it looks excellent! Making your own diapers is a wonderful way to use up extra material, and to make diapers that are extremely frugal as... Read More

Taking the Mystery Out of Creme Fraiche (What It Is and How to Make It)by  

I love to say it. Creme Fraiche (pronounced "crem fresh"). There's something so gourmet and cultured sounding about it (no pun intended!), and yet it is one of the simplest types of cultured dairy that you can make. Basically, creme... Read More

Healthy Holiday Eats and Sweets Carnivalby  

It's time to share all of our favorite, tried-and-true recipes! You know, the ones that you can't really imagine not having at your holiday table and that just taste like Christmas to you. Traditions are such an important part of... Read More

Healthy Holiday Recipes: Incredibly Yummy Homemade Egg Nogby  

Living somewhere foreign is an excellent way to challenge yourself to make more foods from scratch. While living in Japan, I missed North American food so very much (though I definitely like Japanese food as well). At times, I went... Read More

Homemade Cough and Cold Syrupby  

Since mentioning and tweeting about this syrup I made, I've had many requests to share the recipe, so here it is! It comes from a book I mentioned briefly before called 10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas. This is a... Read More

Homemade Soup Broth: An Essential Element in Any Healthy, Frugal Kitchenby  

Image by joyosity Ever wonder why fokelore has always included chicken soup as a remedy for the common cold? And why your Grandma's tastes just so good (so much better than any canned or dry variety ever could)? The secret... Read More

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