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  • 7 Homemade Cheese Recipes That Are Super Easy to Make Yourself

    7 Homemade Cheese Recipes That Are Super Easy to Make Yourself

    If you want to level-up your make-it-from-scratch game, why not try an easy homemade cheese recipe? Making things from scratch can be fun and rewarding, and making your own cheese is no exception. Plus, you get delicious cheese that’s often tastier than any store-bought cheese. But isn’t making cheese kind of complicated?  While cheesemaking does…

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  • How to Harvest Basil Without Killing the Plant

    How to Harvest Basil Without Killing the Plant

    Homegrown basil is one of my favorite herbs to help me spice up pizza, pasta, pesto, and homemade spaghetti sauce! But how do you harvest and trim basil leaves without killing the plant, and how do you pick basil leaves for the best flavors? Also, did you know that if you harvest basil leaves the correct…

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  • 31 Simple Halloween BBQ Party Ideas [Plus Tips for Decorations and Spooky Games]

    31 Simple Halloween BBQ Party Ideas [Plus Tips for Decorations and Spooky Games]

    Fall is one of the most festive seasons, and I always want to embrace it without creating much extra work on my to-do list, which is why I always try to use my DIY ideas to host a spooky Halloween BBQ party. Hosting a Halloween barbeque party is fun for kids and adults, and it…

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  • Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce Recipe [Homemade DIY and Delicious!]

    Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce Recipe [Homemade DIY and Delicious!]

    Get ready – we’re about to share our favorite fermented jalapeño hot sauce recipe! Anyone can make this straightforward and delicious sauce without fancy or expensive fermentation kits.  Let us show you how! We’ll take you through the process. Step by step! And the result is worth the wait. This fermented jalapeño hot sauce is…

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  • 19 of the Best Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipes

    19 of the Best Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipes

    Ah, the mighty elderberry. Is there a plant more useful in your medicine cabinet? Not only can it not be struck by lightning, but it has been one of the most revered herbs throughout the ages – so much so that men raised their hats in passing as a sign of respect! More and more…

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  • Pickle Fan? Grow Your Own With These 5 Best Cucumbers for Pickling!

    Pickle Fan? Grow Your Own With These 5 Best Cucumbers for Pickling!

    Summer in the USA is just around the corner, and that means a number of things. It means long, lazy sunsets under the warm buzz of insects. (Or the blaring roar of ten thousand cicadas – watch out, East Coast!) It means summer sports or summer camp for the little ones, and college-aged kids coming…

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