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3 Ways to Use Leftover Bread I am a huge fan of keeping food waste to a minimum.  Throwing away food, to me, is the same as throwing away money.  Because we have a tendency to have bread go bad whenever I make or purchase it I have come up with ways to keep waste down by using these 3 ways to use leftover bread. Store-bought Vs. Homemade Most people I know do not really even realize the differences between homemade versus commercial bread.  It’s way easier to just buy a loaf of the store-brand in the cheap plastic wrap. 

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Easy Homemade Tofu Growing soybeans for soy milk is great, but once you make the milk, why not try your hand at some easy homemade tofu to become even more self-reliant. Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. Tofu can be soft, firm, or extra firm. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. Marinating and seasoning tofu can be customized for each individual dish. Tofu has a low-calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. It is high

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Easy Homemade Soy Milk Here in Northwest Ohio, soybeans are prolific.  There are tons of soybean fields growing at any given time.  Having such easy access to these awesome beans is a blessing, as finding an alternative to the cost of regular dairy can be daunting, to say the least.  To both help our budget and our health I supplement with this easy homemade soy milk. Growing a small crop of your own in your home garden is an easy way to create a source of milk that is not only easy to make but gives you the option of

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Cool Your Home Without Turning on the Air Conditioning Summer is fast approaching.  Keep your utility costs down by cooling your home without using up your budget. There are many reasons why some of us tend to put off turning …

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Old Fashioned Lilac Jelly Recipe I absolutely adore the scent of spring lilac.  I often wondered if the gorgeous flowers were edible.  They are!  Make your own Old Fashioned Lilac Jelly today! Lilac is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe (including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy), as well as much of North America. It is not an aggressive species and is often used as a landscape ornament.  I have three lilac bushes in close proximity to my own home, one in my yard and two being in the neighbor’s landscaping.

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January is National Crockpot Month Did you know that January is National Crockpot Month? We are so excited to dedicate the entire month of January to slow-cookers! Whether you’re on a tight schedule, in a lazy mood or you simply don’t feel like turning on the stove, a crock pot is the way to go. We’ll be celebrating our favorite slow-cooker dishes throughout the month of January, and we want to see yours, too! Tag your slow-cooker pics on Instagram with #CMCSSlowCookerMonth and you could be regrammed! In the meantime, check out some of our most popular slow-cooker recipes for any occasion. I actually just received a new

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When You Feel Insignificant:  My Disappearing Act I haven’t blogged for over 6 months.  Things fell apart; I let things just sit idly by.  I ignored the things that I love to do for a long time. “But why?” you are probably asking, maybe even shaking your head a bit. Because I am bipolar and I went into a manic episode followed by one of the worst depressive states that I have ever known. Being bipolar has always been a part of who I am.  It helps with all the things I want to do because when I’m up, I’m

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Monday Mish Mash Link Party 74 Welcome, all to Monday Mish Mash Link Party 74!! And thank you for returning, participants!! Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  I just love getting to go through all of your posts and get to know you better. Hard at work… It’s been super hot in the shop at work this week.  I’ve also been working on a few projects here at the homestead that are (of course) outside in the heat.  Honestly, I just really don’t like the air conditioning set as high as City Spouse likes it.  He thinks

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Easy Freezer Cooking Lasagna Casserole Make a double batch of this easy freezer cooking lasagna casserole- one for tonight and one to enjoy later. Lasagna is the perfect dish to serve for a weeknight meal.  Most of the time, my lasagna seems to take me hours to make.  By just altering a few ingredients, making sure that I have an extra freezer-safe pan to double my efforts, I can have two dinners prepared in the time it takes to only make one. I love to serve lasagna with a salad and some yummy homemade garlic bread.  It’s a very filling

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What You Need to Know About Lye This post contains affiliate links to help support our site.  For more information, please see our full Disclosure Policy here. The idea of making your own soap can be intriguing.  Making your own soap is the only way to really know what you are rubbing on your hands or soaking your clothing in.  Commercial soap makers are not required to list all of their ingredients on their packaging.  Making your own soap can be truly rewarding.  After all, it is nothing more than a mixture of fats or oils with lye and water.

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