Author: Diethics

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Meals To Freeze Now and Eat Later

When you think of meals that freeze well, you usually think of casseroles. While the origin of the word “casserole” is French, this dish has been an American dinner time staple since the 1950s. Most casseroles use a standard list of ingredients: meat, poultry, or fish and vegetables incorporated in a soup (typically canned) or sauce, and topped with grated cheese or...

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Making Your Own Soap

Soap is probably one of the most taken-for-granted items, because you can’t remember a time when it wasn’t around. However, this under-appreciated grooming accessory has a rich history dating back to ancient Babylon. The earliest recorded soap-making recipe, consisting of water, alkali, and cassia oil, was found on a Babylonian clay tablet that dates back to...

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Making Your Own Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house is a wonderful tradition that is anticipated by both young and old alike; but buying a kit to build one can be very cost prohibitive, especially in these lean economic times. You and your family can still enjoy the fun and magic of a gingerbread house this holiday season by following the instructions...

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Making Meat Tender Through Braising

It isn’t news that food prices are spiraling out of control. What makes it worse is that other living expenses are also climbing into the stratosphere, causing most families to look at their grocery budgets to see where they can make cuts to save money. While it’s necessary to take a hard line during these troubling financial times, you don’t want to have to...

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Making Friends When You Move

It can be hard to start over and make new friends. When you move, yes, you still have your friends “back home” and you keep in touch with them, but you need to make new friends, too — friends that live near you, have similar interests as you, and that will help you out when you...

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Making a Major Difference with Small Changes

If you don’t have a huge budget for decorating, that doesn’t mean you have to come home to the same exact surroundings every single day. If you’re bored with how your home looks, change it! It doesn’t take that much effort, and it doesn’t even have to cost any money unless you want it to. Moving...

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Makeup Ingredients to Avoid

When I first started learning about the chemicals found in most makeup, I was appalled. I knew that beauty products weren’t perfect, but I couldn’t believe that a few common ingredients found in the vast majority of makeup brands were seriously detrimental to my health! Alas, it gets worse. Because product labels and advertising can be...

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Love vs. Lust ?

If you’re like most women, you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself at one time or another if what you’re feeling towards someone you’re dating could be love. Let’s face it, the dating world is already complicated — and it’s not getting any easier! To further complicate matters, our emotions don’t always make themselves clear. So, love vs. lust...