How To Make Time To Grind Your Own Flour

How To Make Time To Grind Your Own Flour
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But we’re all so busy‚Ķ how will we ever have time to grind flour? I mean, Seriously, as if cooking from scratch isn’t enough, you want to add grinding your own grain on top of that? 

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Canned Baked Beans Recipe

Canned Baked Beans Recipe
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I’m a huge fan of making your own convenience food. Whether it’s through freezer cooking, dehydrating, or canning. Personally, I love the feeling of accompishment I get from filling my freezer and pantry with healthy, homemade food that we can pull out and heat up at a moment’s notice, that costs a mere fraction of what you pay for convenience from the grocery store.

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Time For Change - A Big Announcement

Time For Change - A Big Announcement
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Two days ago Gabriel pulled the RV up to the house so we could clean it up and get it loaded, and I had to face what I’ve been trying to deny for months now:

We’re moving. To Texas.

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Creative Storage Ideas For Small Spaces

Creative Storage Ideas For Small Spaces
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Living in a small house presents a few problems for homesteaders, country dwellers, and really, anybody who likes to keep more than a day or two worth of food on hand at one time, or store their winter clothes throughout the summer.

Especially if you live in a mobile home. We’ve spent a couple years renting one, and you know what? This thing was made with NO storage space! But for us, not keeping food on hand isn’t an option. How could it be when we do our own canning, and get our beef in bulk? So we had to get creative and find a place to put it all. 

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How To Make Tie Dye Cupcakes

How To Make Tie Dye Cupcakes
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I have this thing with my kids’ birthdays. I want them to be special. I want them to scream “WE WENT TO EXTRA EFFORT JUST FOR YOU!”. 

But I don’t mean that in a “spend all the money” sort of way, and honestly, I don’t always have time to go all out on birthday party deco.

Not this summer at least, what with two of my sisters, a close friend, and my dad getting married, plus Gabriel making work trips a lot (did I tell you he’s going to Argentina soon?!). Ugh,… Read More »

Dehydrated Flax Cracker Recipe

Dehydrated Flax Cracker Recipe
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There are so many things I could say about flax crackers.

They’re absolutley the easiest cracker you’ll ever make, gluten-free or otherwise! No heating up the oven, mixing, rolling, cutting, poking with a fork… none of that. The prep time for making flax crackers is litteraly under two minutes. This is the kind of thing that makes homemade snacks possible for even the busiest of people!

I was first introduced to flax crackers by a friend who eats a 100% raw diet. Honestly, up until that point, I hadn’t been terribly impressed by her raw food versions of…… Read More »

The Cloth Diaperer’s Guide To Packing A Diaper Bag

The Cloth Diaperer’s Guide To Packing A Diaper Bag
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I know a lot of us cloth diaper at home, but feel like it’s too much work when we’re going out to bring cloth diapers, a wet bag for dirty diapers, and try to keep everything organized. Much easier just to take disposables and throw them away after you use them! 

After a while though, especially with baby number two bringing about my determination not to buy any more paper diapers, I worked out a system that I feel works really well - for me at least - and since I’ve read a lot of cloth diapering tipps, blog posts, and even wrote a few (such as Read More »

Healthy, No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Healthy, No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
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My eleven month old has a chocolate ice cream stash on her upper lip. Now, normally I’d agree that this makes me a bad parent, but this time, it’s actually healthy ice cream, so I don’t feel bad.

Gabriel and I like to go out occasionally and get ice cream, or a milk shake to share. It’s kind of been our default date night plan our entire married life. But we always seem to feel slightly crummy afterward, and more and more, we find that we like staying in and making our own ice cream. 

In fact, we even like the… Read More »

Three Big Reasons Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour

Three Big Reasons Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour
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Why should you grind your own grain when there’s perfectly good flour available at the grocery store and online?

We’re all so busy that there has to be some seriously good incentive to warrant taking on another chore. 

So here the three main reasons why I own a grain millRead More »