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  1. Easy side dishes
    Does your family love applesauce as much as mine? Consider making it yourself! It’s not as hard as you might think. Plus you’ll eliminate all that nasty high fructose corn syrup that’s in some store brands. Recipe: Cinnamon Applesauce
  2. Health and beauty
    I just started making my own shampoo. The past few times I've washed my hair I used a recipe I found online: 1/2 c distilled water 1/4c Dr Bronners mild baby shampoo 2 tsp avacodo oil 1/8 tsp peppermint oil 1/8 tsp tee tree oil 1 tsp vegetable glycerin 10-15 drops essential oil Then I follow...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    Video: Fresh Semolina and Egg Pasta - You don't need a pasta roller if you have a rolling pin and some extra time. Pasta dough will hold in the fridge 2-3 day after making. I will sometimes roll out just what I need for a meal and save the rest for the next day and plan a...
  4. Make It Yourself
    I've been dying to find a simple homemade Body Spray recipe. I would love to take a shot at it. Thats the biggest thing I hate spending money on. Its so expensive sometimes. Please, HELP! :)
  5. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    I made this recipe about a month ago for my steak loving family really liked this copycat version...I think if you let it sit for a couple day's in the fridge to let the flavor's come together it tastes better.. 1/2 C Orange Juice 1/2 C Raisins 1/4 C Soy Sauce 1/4 C White Vinegar (my...
  6. Baking Breads
    I bet you will *NEVER* buy another loaf of bread from the store after trying this light & soft & fluffy bread recipe AND it also stay's fresh for more than a week in a zip-loc bag... Here you go..ENJOY! 1 1/2 cups mik, water or whey 2 tbsp butter 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp yeast 2 tbsp honey 2...
  7. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    :chef2: in the past week I've made: cinnamon raisin bagels light & fluffy sandwich bread hamburger bun's tiramiso chocolate mayo cake chocolate buttercream frosting peanut butter cookies corn syrup *sub* for marcapone cheese
  8. Baking Breads
    :cheer4: I made cinnamon raisin bagel's today. They didn't get that smooth surface perfect circle like what you buy from the store look :laugh: nor did I expect them to look perfect! I think for it being my first time making them they came out pretty good.:bgum: I did mess up by not putting...
  9. Home Environment
    I'm looking for a homemade bleaching paste for the grout in our bathroom. I was wondering if anyone had a really, really good recipe that will stick to the grout and not slide down the tiles. Thanks :)
  10. Food challenges
    1 quart fresh milk 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1-Bring milk and salt very slowly to the boil. 2-Remove from heat and stir in white vinegar. 3-Leave to cool. 4-When cool pour mixture into a muslin bag and allow to drip.
  11. Make It Yourself
    I don't know about you but my seed planting skills in the garden are a bit challenged (so I am reminded each year as the plants start to poke out of the ground - or not). So for my like challenged friends ~ I just found this nifty link - How to make homemade seed tapes Homemade Seed Tapes...
  12. Health and beauty
    I have molassas, rock candy and mountain whiskey :). Does anyone have a recipe? My mamaw used to make this for us and we have lost her recipe.
  13. Home Environment
    I don't know if this has been posted before... I stumbled across a blog post this morning showing how to DIY reusable Swiffer cloths. My supermarket sells a store brand of them which are very inexpensive and I buy those (we have tile floors and no vacuum so they are a lifesaver!) but this would...
  14. Christmas
    :nerv2: Less than a year away! I decided that the theme for this years gifts will be "peace, love & happiness". Everything given to everyone on my gift, giving list will come from one (or more) of those categories. I'm currently working on a set of 3 dishcloths for my Mother, a peace symbol, a...
  15. General Chat
    I made my own Rice packs many years ago started when I decided to give my family member's homemade gifts and found this on the dollar stretcher site...All I can say is I absolutely love them..In the winter I'm alway's cold so I heat my 2 rice packs up in the microwave for 3 minutes...
  16. Christmas
    I know many of us here at the village made homemade gifts this year. I'm curious if any of you received any homemade gifts. I received homemade lemon green tea hand soap in a mason jar dispenser. Loved it! If you did make handmade gifts were they well received?
  17. Beverages
    Homemade Irish Creme (like Bailey's) -- very frugal Recipe DescriptionA homemade version of Bailey's Irish Creme liqueur. Much cheaper and all my family says---Better! Preparation Steps:Put all ingredients in blender. Get that lid on TIGHT. Start blender off at low and...
  18. Make It Yourself
    Anyone have a recipe for homemade dish soap (like dawn?)...I see another person posted a link to a youtube vid. for a recipe, but it uses Octagon soap and I can't find that anywhere....any other ideas?
  19. Make It Yourself
    I want to try this so badly but cannot find the Colgate soap, I can order it online but really don't want to pay S&H if I could find it locally. Any ideas?
  20. Christmas
    Since things are a little tight this year I am looking for some ideas that my kids could make for their grandparents this year for Christmas. :smhelp:
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