21 Uses For Egg Cartons

21 Uses For Egg Cartons
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We eat a lot of eggs, and that results in a lot of egg cartons. We’ve been storing these egg cartons up, using a few here and there, but not nearly all of them, so I decided to look into ways to use them, rather than just throwing them away. It’s amazing all the fun things you do with them!

  1. Give them to local small farmers. Almost every chicken owner I know, myself included, has at one time or another been in dire straights for egg cartons, and would be more than happy to take them off your hands. Who knows? You might get a few free eggs out of the… Read More »

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth
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I love chicken broth. It adds so much flavor and nutritional value to our cooking.

Chicken broth is an awesome addition to soups, rice, gravy, sauces… and the list goes on. And like most things, there is just no comparing what comes off the shelves, with what you can make yourself. Like homemade lunchmeat. There’s just no comparison.

Homemade chicken… Read More »

Homemade Tummy Butter Bar / Stretch Mark Cream

Homemade Tummy Butter Bar / Stretch Mark Cream
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I’ve fallen in love with making my own body products lately, in case you haven’t noticed, and I think one that I’m most proud of is this tummy butter. Lots of tummy butter and stretch mark creams use things like almond or avocado oil - which are excellent - but you can’t just walk into a local store and pick them up. I also try to keep my supplies as streamlined as possible - that’s the big reason I don’t have a lot of fancy oils - so you can imagine how happy I was when I found out that olive oil works terrifically in their place. 

Now,… Read More »

Agua De Jamaica Fresco (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe

Agua De Jamaica Fresco (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe
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We went shopping at our little local grocery store a few days ago and found hibiscus flowers in the Mexican section. That isn’t always the case, so I happily picked some up. 

I was first introduced to iced hibiscus teaRead More »

Help Bring A Baby Home

Hi all! I’m really excited to share this with you! Merissa is one of my bloging mentors, and someone I look up to a great deal. Right now, she and her husband are raising money to bring their new baby boy home. Read on to find out how you can help!


Meet Merissa!
 

DIY Homemade Tallow In The Crockpot

DIY Homemade Tallow In The Crockpot
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Have you ever rendered your own tallow or lard? With our modern society, we tend to go into a grocery store and buy specific cuts of beef or pork, and never even see a significant ammount of fat - certainly not enough to bother rendering. But if you raise your own meat, or buy from a local farmer, or if like me, your husband got a super fat deer last hunting season, rendering fat is a very useful skill.

 

Note: Some local butcher shops, which you can look up in the yellow pages, also sell raw animal fat for… Read More »

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe
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Bananas in our house don’t often last long enough to become overripe, but when they do, we sure do love a good loaf of banana bread! 

When I first started baking gluten-free, it seemed like I couldn’t make a quick bread without it either being too tender to handle, or falling in the middle. I often would resort to using spelt flourRead More »