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I’m just now learning about quinoa and was excited to see so many creative recipes at once.   I believe it’s worth the effort.  For more about quinoa and some really delicious recipes, click the link. http://www.finecooking.com/slideshows/quinoa-recipe-ideas.aspx?&lookup=auto&V01=&V02=&V03=&V04=&V05=&V06=&V07=&V08=&V09=&V49=&V50=&Taun_Per_Flag=true&utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=fc_eletter&utm_campaign=fine-cooking-eletter

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what is more delicious than homemade sugar cookies??? homemade sugar cookies WITH vanilla bean frosting!  check out the link for all the details!  yummy 🙂 http://cookiemonstercooking.com/2012/08/24/vanilla-bean-sugar-cookies-with-royal-icing/

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MASON JAR SOLAR LIGHTS tutorial

Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio on these late summer nights. visit this sight for full instructions: http://gardentherapy.ca/mason-jar-solar-lights/

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how to make mozzarella cheese part 1

I’ve been promising ya’ll a mozzarella recipe for a while now and it’s finally here! I don’t consider myself to be an expert cheesemaker, by any means. BUT, I have had considerable success with mozzarella (and having a milk cow gives … Continue reading

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 These versatile syrups are great to have on

These versatile syrups are great to have on hand for adding quick flavor and a hint of sweetness to beverages of all kinds. I sip on unsweetenednaturally flavored waters most of the time; but sometimes I enjoy a little bit of … Continue reading

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10 recipes for homemade laundry detergent

Making your own is a discipline and it’s not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–sometimes just costing pennies a load! Before you get started, here are a few tips: For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could … Continue reading

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homemade washing soda

Homemade Washing Soda Homemade washing soda. Note the graininess. Compare to the baking soda picture below. Washing soda, also known as soda ash or sodium carbonate has many uses, from acting as pH stabilizer in pools to acting as a … Continue reading

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