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Pecan Pie Muffins

When the holidays roll around, I’m usually a pumpkin pie kinda gal. I don’t really love fruity pies at all so if you ever see an apple pie, blueberry pie or [fill in the name of your favorite fruit] pie, it’s because I love someone a lot. Enter these Pecan Pie…

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DIY Natural Food Coloring and Easter Egg Dye

Commercial food coloring, including most Easter egg dyes are a haven for less-than-healthy chemicals and additives. Most people don’t realize that synthetic food coloring is made from petroleum. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the same petroleum that’s used to fuel our cars and make plastic cups. It’s suspected that food dyes…

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla extract just sounds warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to make something sort of crafty as a small gift for friends and family. Since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and I use vanilla constantly, I thought I’d…