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Herbs

How to prune rosemary

Do you use fresh herbs when cooking? Do you want to make sure that you have enough when you need it? If so – pruning is the way to go. Here is a look at how to prune rosemary so that you never run out. This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive […]

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How to propagate Rosemary – The easy way

Do you love rosemary? You can grow a ton of it to use while cooking if you learn how to propagate rosemary! We absolutely love growing herbs in our backyard garden. We grow a variety of different culinary and medicinal herbs but one of our favorites to grow is – Rosemary. It is aromatic and […]

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Gardening Tips

10 Reasons to grow Mint in your garden

10 Reasons to grow Mint in your garden Mint is one of those plants that individuals feel firmly about having in the garden, and in light of current circumstances. Due to its spreading nature and inclination to assume control, a large number of us select to simply abandon everything together. The issue with doing this […]

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Gardening

How to heat a greenhouse using thermal mass

How to heat a greenhouse using thermal mass The main challenge with greenhouse growing is maintaining the temperature swings that we face. The most common way people do this by using energy via heating or cooling systems into the greenhouse. But the better, more sustainable way of managing a stable greenhouse is to use the […]

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Gardening Tips

How to pick the perfect watermelon

How to pick the perfect watermelon There’s nothing like diving into a huge slice of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. A wedge of watermelon — straight from the fridge is one of my favorite things. A good watermelon is juicy, sweet, and crisp.  It can be a great way to quench your thirst. […]

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Survival & Preparedness

10 food storage items that almost never go bad

10 food storage items that almost never go bad How is your food storage going?  Do you have a stockpile?  There are a lot of different options of things to fill your stockpile with.  Rice, beans, canned meats – what else could you want?  When you start collecting items for your food storage – you […]

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Survival & Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month Are you prepared? Are you ready for whatever comes your way? I would say that almost 50-75% of Americans today aren’t ready for any sort of disaster.  I am not just talking about catastrophic events such as nuclear war, the Yellow Stone super volcano or anything like that – I […]

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Recipes

Sopapilla Cheesecake

What’s one of the best things about going out to eat at your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant?  The perfect chips and salsa? Yes – but even better than that.  The thing we love the most about going to our local Tex-Mex eatery is that when you finish your meal – you get a complimentary […]

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Recipes

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles Have you ever had good – no, scratch that – great take out?  There is just something about getting take out food and sitting around with your family while enjoying it.  We love getting take out!  Even though we love it – it can be incredibly hard to find good […]

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Homesteading

Don’t count your eggs – just yet!

Don’t count your eggs – just yet! Over the last few years – there has been massive amounts of food recalls on anything from salad mix, milk, cilantro – an now eggs, really?  The latest food recall is eggs.  What can we buy at the local market – safely? Don’t count your eggs – just […]

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Herbs How to Grow

How to grow medicinal herbs

How to grow medicinal herbs Wouldn’t it be great to have your own medicinal herb garden? It can be awesome to have medicinal herbs ready when you need them.  It can actually be quite easy! So easy that you can have a medicinal herb garden on your balcony. These are herbs you can use to […]

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Firecracker Cauliflower Recipe

Firecracker Cauliflower How many times have you wanted something a little different but had no idea what to make?  That happens to me all the time – the struggle is real!  If you are anything like me – I like foods that have a great flavor and sometimes a little bit of kick.  I like […]

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Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe

Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe Chives are one of the best herbs to grow in your garden.  In addition to being incredibly beautiful and beneficial, they are easy to grow.  They should be in every backyard garden. They are perennial, meaning that they come back on their own each year, and are one of […]

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Homesteading Kitchen How-to

Bread Baking Tips – Every homesteader needs to know

Baking good homemade bread is a skill that every homesteader should be able to do.  Homemade bread is one of the best things in the world!  The light, fluffy and incredibly flavorful bread will outmatch any store bought bread. Here are some bread baking tips every homesteader needs to know! Tip #1: Brown Sugar Storage […]

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Have you ever wanted to make a delicious Italian dinner?  Do you like comfort food?  This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken is the best of both worlds.  We have a family of seven and when we want some delicious Italian food – we whip up a batch of this creamy goodness! This […]

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Gardening

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why do it? Why not use the fallen leaves in a […]

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Gardening

How to dry herbs at home

How to dry herbs at home What is a homemade pasta sauce without some herbs? What is better than home grown herbs?  The answer to both of those questions – nothing!  You can grow delicious herbs at home and preserve them so that you have herbs all throughout the year.  How to dry herbs at […]

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies Have you ever wanted something sweet – but didn’t have anything that you could snack on without actually making something?  I have!  Our family loves to spend time together and we can be sitting watching a movie when we decided that we want something sweet.  We do […]

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Gardening

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method It is that time of year again here in Texas – it is time to start pepper seeds for the spring season.  There are different methods to start pepper seeds.  Each of the different methods have pros and cons that make them a reliable way to […]

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Gardening

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following list contains the best online seed suppliers! It is always […]