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This homemade granola recipe is easy to make and is a go-to if you want to make granola from scratch (in less than an hour)! I love homemade granola. Especially with a yogurt parfait and in my easy granola bar recipe. Depending on your preferences, your mix-ins can be different. I tend to load ours…

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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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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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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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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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If you would love to have chocolate chip cookie mix on hand at all times with little muss and fuss this is the recipe for you. I like to make up anywhere from 3 to 6 batches and store them in the pantry for a quick homemade treat. It really takes no more effort to…

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If you find yourself stuck between the inexpensive imitation vanilla extract and the real vanilla extract here is a recipe that will no longer make you choose. You can have both! A quality vanilla extract with a an inexpensive price point. Only 2 ingredients and just a few steps, the hardest part is the wait.…

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Love the convenience of instant oatmeal packets but not the price? Maybe the thought of all the chemicals, additives, and preservatives that are in the prepackaged stuff has you nervous. It couldn’t be easier to make your own- saving money and cutting back on extra additives in your food at the same time. Another bonus…

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Rich and chocolatey, this hot fudge sauce is perfect for pouring over ice cream, brownies, pancakes or anything else you think needs to be pushed right over the top into sweet, decadent goodness. So good and so easy to make it cries out to be made and drizzled over the top of something. Hot Fudge…

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