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How to Make Baked Beans in the Instant Pot

Homemade baked beans are easy to make, and inexpensive, too! Instead of depending on canned options for your favorite barbecue side dish, start with dry beans and some simple ingredients. Here's how to make baked beans in an Instant Pot with and without soaking the beans prior to cooking.

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The Care and Keeping of Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron cookware is one of the most iconic piece of kitchen equipment on a small homestead. And for good reason. Cast iron cookware is durable, and can be used on the stove top, in the oven, or over an open fire. Better yet, with correct care, it becomes as non-stick as more modern pots and pans.

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Try this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe for an Inexpensive, ...

Save cash at the checkout line by making your own roasted red pepper hummus. It's a favorite appetizer at picnics and potlucks, and is great served with veggies or spread inside a wrap for lunch. You can use canned beans and peppers, or learn how to roast red peppers for an even less expensive protein-packed snack.

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Clean Up with these Homemade Dishwasher Soap Tablets

Homemade dishwasher soap tablets have the convenience of store bought dishwasher tabs, without all of the caustic ingredients. Plus? They're SO MUCH less expensive! You'll save money and have squeaky clean dishes, and you'll know exactly what ingredients are in this homemade dishwasher soap. Clean green!