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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

Christmas on a Budget – Decorating the Tree

Last month, for my Christmas on a Budget Series, I wrote about Building Traditions by repeating memory building activities year after year.  One tradition that I started when our children were little was to make them a new Christmas ornament every year to hang on the tree. The idea was that by the time they left home, they would each…

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How to Pressure Can Homemade Stock

In the previous post, I described how we make our own homemade stock. Now I’m going to show you how we preserve that stock for future use by pressure canning it. (<-affiliate link) A note before we get started: Despite what our grandmothers may have done or the canning methods they may have used, modern canning methods require all low…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

How to Make Homemade Stock

We started making our own meat stocks years ago and let me tell you, we will never go back to buying store bought stock or broth again. The difference in taste and quality are amazing. Not to mention, they are very inexpensive to make; especially chicken and turkey stock because you’re using the bones leftover from roasting the bird (for chicken…

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Teapot Planters Revisited

I’d like to welcome readers who are visiting from Emily Isaac’s fun article Top 10 tea inspired homeware on the website Brew Drinking Thinkings. Back at the end of July, Emily contacted me to say that she was writing a Top Ten list of teapot-inspired interior ideas for the home and asked permission to link back to my blog as…

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Recipes

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

When you order a hot plate lunch in Hawaii you will be served the main course along with a scoop of sticky rice and a scoop of macaroni salad.  Recently I was really craving that macaroni salad.   It took some searching and some experimenting but I’ve gotten as close to authentic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad as I’m going to get outside…

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