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Perfect Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Somewhere between my need to avoid unnatural food additives, my desire to cook and eat more like my grandma, and Joe and my attempt to live more frugally, I talked my husband into making our own bread. From scratch. It took months of convincing. After a lot of discussion with Amy Clark from MomAdvice, I posted a request on my local FreeCycle board for a bread machine. Only a few days passed before an offer came in, and Joe went to pick up the bread machine. And then it sat in our dining room for seven months, until the car … Read more

BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon (Stovetop and Slow Cooker Instructions)

BBQ baked beans recipe with bacon - These super easy and simple beans are perfect for potlucks or parties, but families love them too. Mix with couscous or rice or just serve plain as a side dish. So amazing!

  Summer is almost here! I have the perfect recipe to take to the neighbor’s BBQ, your friend’s picnic, and the potluck at your church. It’s easy to make, very inexpensive, and it feeds a huge crowd. It can simmer all day in the crockpot or cook on the stove top. It travels well, so I take it to casual get-togethers all year long.   Print Recipe BBQ “Baked” Beans Course Main Course, Main Dish Cuisine American Servings Ingredients 2 cups couscous or rice uncooked1 pound bacon1 tbsp olive oil1 large onion coarsely chopped3 cloves garlic1/2 cup brown sugar packed2 … Read more