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I never thought I would be writing a post on how to make brown sugar but here it is! With the current situation and pandemic, having pantry staples on hand is essential for lots of homemade cooking. If you’re making your own pantry items from scratch, definitely add this one to your virtual recipe book.…

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Homemade pizza dough is unbeatable but some days you just don’t have the time. Take a couple hours out of an afternoon to whip up several batches. Freeze them in freezer safe ziplock bags, and anytime you are in the mood for pizza you can pull one out to thaw it and have a delicious…

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Way back when I started the site I shared how I was giddy over making bread out of the bread machine we got for a wedding gift. I hadn’t used the bread machine ever (and we had been married around 10 years at that time)! Having made many batches of homemade bread with that bread…

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Homemade ketchup is another easy recipe in our make-at-home pantry staples recipes. A lot of friends have gone to making their own ketchup for diet preferences. While this recipe is not paleo or keto, you could easily substitute the brown sugar for a monkfruit sweetener like this one. I’ve used that golden sweetener in many…

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My kids love pizza rolls. Seriously we should have stock in Totino’s for as much as they would eat bags upon bags of pizza rolls! I always try to find ways to make a homemade version of an item instead of buying the convenience version. This recipe is proof that you can make pizza rolls…

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This honey baked ham recipe uses a spiral ham and can be made in the crockpot. The glaze is a copycat to the store-bought version – creating a sugary crust. Keep your oven free by making this in the slow cooker! We aren’t near a Honey Baked Ham anymore to even considering making a purchase…

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Cream soups are an ingredient in so many recipes. In an attempt to purchase fewer convenience items which can be highly processed, I came up with this cream of soup base recipe. This soup mix is really simple to make yourself, and much tastier. This is the base for cream of anything soups that you’ll…

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This homemade ranch dressing mix is quick to prepare with common seasonings in the spice cabinet. It’s a copycat to the convenience Hidden Valley packets. Whether you’re mixing it up to top a delicious salad, for veggies, or for dipping some wings into, this homemade dry ranch mix is an inexpensive, easy, and tasty. Add…

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We’re building Chipotle Burrito Bowls, one recipe at a time. We’ve already covered Cilantro Lime Rice. Today we’re making Chipotle Black Beans, which also happen to be vegetarian and soooo good! If you just want to learn how to make black beans, this recipe will become a staple on your list of favorite recipes. These…

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I have made homemade bread for years using this homemade bread machine bread recipe. Just mix up those ingredients and let the bread machine do all the work for you! Then I got to thinking about my other small but mighty kitchen appliance – the crockpot! Surely I could make an easy and yummy homemade…

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