Lazy Girl Marinara from Scratch!

Going to let y’all in on a little secret… I’m kind of lazy. I enjoy gardening and making things from scratch, which can be a lot of work. Sometimes, you just gotta find an easier way for things. I’ve found a lazier way of making marinara! You just need a slow cooker and an immersion blender, plus your ingredients. I love this method because this way I don’t heat up the house (our outside kitchen area is not ready yet) and I don’t have to babysit the sauce to avoid a scorched pot!

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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Making your own laundry detergent sounds intimidating, but it’s one of the easiest things you can do!  If you know how to use a cheese grater and a measuring cup, you can make your own detergent.  The best part is, this stuff works BETTER than the stuff you buy in the store, and for fraction of the cost.  There are three simple steps to the process – grate & melt the soap, combine with washing soda and borax, and add water.  That’s it!  This recipe makes 5 gallons of concentrated detergent, which you’ll further dilute to make 10 gallons of ready-to-use laundry detergent.

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Easy-peasy pickled banana peppers

A super easy way to use up some extra banana peppers is to pickle them!  Perfect on sandwiches, hot dogs, and even pizza, this recipe is a cinch to throw together and ready to eat in only two days.  No canning required!

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