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Make Your Own Homemade Wood Stain with a Few Household Ingredients

Easy Homemade Wood Stain

We are a household of makers. That is to say, we do a lot of DIY and crafts around here. And while I have a general love of all things making and crafting, my husband’s passion is for woodworking – the result of this partnership being that we have a whole lot of handmade and…

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Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Corn Soup with Rivels - a Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe

Chicken Corn Soup with Rivels

Sometimes you just need some simple, nourishing comfort food. Nothing fancy, just no-frills, down-home cooking. Well here it is. This recipe is my take on an old-fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for Chicken Corn Soup with Rivels. Now, for those folks who haven’t heard of a rivel, it’s just a rustic dumpling or noodle, similar to…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I am a big fan of recipes for simple, frugal, homemade food (even more so when it allows me to use some of the half-ton of zucchini I seem to have on my counter at the end of every summer!) This Double Chocolate Zucchini bread is one of those beloved recipes – frugal, homey, comforting…

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Preserving the Harvest - Dehydrated Tomatoes and Tomato Powder

Dehydrated Tomatoes and Tomato Powder

This time of year the hum of the dehydrator is an almost constant in our house. The soothing white noise gives me a feeling of contentment, knowing that my garden goodies are being preserved (it seriously makes me sad to waste any of my hard-earned fruits and vegetables!) At the moment, my dehydrating project is…

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