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Organic Gardening: A Little About Using Wood Mulch in the Garden

This is a short video showing how we use wood mulch in our garden for weed control, water retention and even to enrich the soil. For videos showing how to plant in mulched beds, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEkUcGKHes and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsT0iyaMFFkContinue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Gluten Free, Low Carb Pie Crust, Made With Almond Flour

Gluten free baking is very different than baking with wheat flour, but the results can be rewarding. This pie crust is also low in carbs because almond flour is nut-based. If you are looking for tasty, gluten free, low carb … Continue reading

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Ellen’s Easy Wheat Bread: Scrumptious Yeast Bread in an Hour

My friend Ellen is an accomplished baker, and this is her go to recipe for her family’s bread. I am so glad she allowed me to make this for you. The extra yeast and the Vital Wheat Gluten makes this … Continue reading

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Golden Potato Soup, Starring My Grandson, Jacob

This soup is a little different than the potato soup you are used to, the ingredients make it golden, and the flavor is rich and hearty, perfect for a cold, winter day.   My Grandson Jacob came to help with … Continue reading

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Fluffy White Bread: Where I Stumble and Bumble My Way Through Making The Perfect Loaf of Bread

I truly am a bread making novice, but I decided that this is the year I master yeast bread. Join me as I learn this ancient art. If making bread intimidates you, too, we can learn together. To find all … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Impossible Pie

This coconut custard pie is so easy it seems impossible, but it really works and is soooooo yummy. Give it a try. If you like coconut, and you like custard pie, you will love this one. I made this pie … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: Growing and Harvesting Peanuts

Growing a late crop of peanuts, if your weather permits, has multiple benefits for your garden: crowds out weeds, adds nitrogen to the soil, holds the soil in place preventing erosion …… AND YOU GET PEANUTS! Peanuts are easy to … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Kentucky Transparent Pie

This may be your new Thanksgiving Pie! This pie has the consistency of French Coconut pie, sweet and yummy. For directions to make a ridiculously easy pie crust, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zte_77Byao To find all my videos, and the blogs and … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Mexican Chicken Rice Soup (With Bonus Mexican Rice Recipe)

My favorite little Mexican Restaurant serves the best ever chicken rice soup. I questioned the waiter on my last visit until I got the basics of the recipe. This is the results. The trick is in the rice! I hope … Continue reading

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Diabetic Friendly Lime Meringue Pie, Works With Splenda or Sugar

When you are on a sugar restricted diet, you have to get a little creative with desserts. This recipe works great using Splenda, even the meringue! It also works with lemon instead of lime if you prefer. The directions for … Continue reading

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