Deviled Salmon Cakes

Last night, I was wanted salmon cakes for dinner. My husband isn’t really a fan of seafood. Thankfully, my husband even he enjoys these. Maybe it’s the chili

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Pressure Canning Beef Stew: Raw Pack

Cheap and easy, pressure canning beef stew is a must for your pantry. This beef stew recipe was the second recipe I ever made in a pressure canner.

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Book Review: Duck Tape 911

(affiliate link) I posted this book review on my other site,  www.HerbalPrepper.com, and thought you all would appreciate what this book has to offer. So, it turns out

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Homegrown Income

Yesterday, I wrote about why I think paying off debt is the best use of one’s tax return money. But, everyone’s circumstances are different. Sometimes, there is nothing left

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Best Use For Your Tax Return- Pay Off Debt

In yesterday’s post, I listed 25 ways to allocate your tax return to increase self-reliance, which is at the core of homesteading. This was not an exhaustive list,

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The 13 Skills in 2013 Challenge

Every Yuletide season, I think about what I’d like to accomplish in the coming year. Some years see more success than others, and those more successful years typically

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Stocking a Sustainable Kitchen- Cast Iron Cookware

What kinds of appliances and tools belong in a sustainable kitchen? First off, what do I mean by sustainable? This term gets kicked around very loosely these days,

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Vote with Your Dollars

I’ve been advocating for a long time that we would all benefit by being more mindful of our spending habits. Often, this is in regard to being more

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Paleo Lemonade

Hi everyone!  I’m back from our homestead up north where, unfortunately, we do not yet have Internet access. It was a lovely trip, great to get away, and

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Pediatrician Recommends Honey & Lavender for Colds

We took our two young children to the pediatrician this morning.  They have both had nasty colds, complete with coughing, nasal congestion, coughing,  runny noses, and oh, did I mention coughing? 

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