10 Reasons to grow Mint in your garden

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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 […]

How to heat a greenhouse using thermal mass

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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 […]

How to pick the perfect watermelon

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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. […]

September is National Preparedness Month

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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 […]

Sopapilla Cheesecake

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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 […]

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

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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 […]

Don’t count your eggs – just yet!

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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 […]

How to grow medicinal herbs

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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 […]

Firecracker Cauliflower Recipe

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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 […]

Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe

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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 […]

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

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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 […]

How to mulch with fallen leaves

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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 […]

How to dry herbs at home

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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 […]

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

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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 […]

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

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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 […]

Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe

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Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe The homemade dough is made with very simple bread ingredients. This is not just your ordinary dinner roll recipe.  They are topped with melted butter and honey for comfy, cozy sweet flavor and an extra egg yolk for richness. These ingredients all come together into a delicious honey butter dinner […]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies Just because the summer gardening season has come to a close doesn’t mean we have to stop eating fresh veggies. Rain or shine, winter or summer – we can enjoy delicious meals with fresh veggies.  And what makes it better?  Cooking it in a slow cooker!  Slow cookers […]