Tag: Make it Yourself

Make it Yourself

“Make it Yourself”, or MYO, is the ideal that, whatever it is we need, we can find a way to make it homemade.  From food to projects to holidays to homestead projects, the power of a “Make it Yourself” mentality is empowering and makes you a better steward of your resources.

mason bee house

How to Attract Mason Bees to Fruit Trees

If you’re planting backyard fruit trees or small orchard, you may have heard that mason bees can help with pollination. Here are 4 simple steps that can help you attract mason bees to your fruit trees. Step 4 includes directions for making your own mason bee house. mason bee house

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different breads with butter

Easy Bread: 3 Limited Ingredient Recipes

Are you out of flour? Yeast? Only have wheat kernels but no grinder? Here are three easy bread recipes for beginners and seasoned bread bakers alike. Each recipe allows for a key missing ingredient from classic bread recipes. If you can’t get to the store before you need to make bread, don’t worry! You can make easy bread recipes with these tutorials! different breads with butter

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Easter egg decoration

Blown Eggs for Easter

Learn how to make your own blown eggs for Easter so you can use them all season for decorating and crafting. This DIY tutorial takes you from egg to ornament with suggestions for decorating and making ornaments. This is an Easter and spring craft for kids and adults alike! Easter egg decoration
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Grow Food Fast – Kitchen & Garden

Sometimes you just don’t have time to wait for spring, or you’ve waited too long to get the spring garden started. Other times, you’re stuck at home with illness or pregnancy but still need to feed your family. Ah, quarantines! Here are six ideas for foods you can quickly produce – grow food fast on your counter and in the garden (including pots)!

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milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon

How to Make and Use Milk Kefir

Have you heard of milk kefir? Maybe all you know is that is has some connection to probiotics and everyone seems to pronounce it differently. Well, here are the basics on how to make milk kefir, along with the benefits and ways to use it. milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon
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shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring. I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade! shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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mayonnaise on a spoon

Homemade Mayonnaise

Here’s how to make healthy, homemade mayonnaise in mere minutes. This recipe is low carb/Keto compliant and is easily included in any homemade salad dressing, sauce or sandwich. We’ve included troubleshooting advice, as well as how to use up failed mayonnaise because, hey, it happens sometimes!mayonnaise on a spoon Continue reading “Homemade Mayonnaise”

Irish soda bread

Golden Irish Soda Bread

Here’s our family’s twist on a traditional Irish soda bread made bright by saffron and golden dried fruit. As a magical bonus we also show you how to change up the ingredients a bit to make the color of your bread match your favorite redhead. Liven up your St. Patrick’s Day with this easy, sweet yet savory golden version of soda bread! *Gluten free option provided, FYI.Irish soda bread

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Elderberry No Bake Granola Bars

These healthy, nut free elderberry no bake granola bars are so easy to make that they’ll show up in your lunch box every week. With soaked oatmeal, coconut oil, dried elderberries and honey these bars are homemade treat you and the kids will love!

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