Dec 242013
 
Granny's dinner rolls redux...not just for Thanksgiving!

This is a recipe from last Thanksgiving, but these are awesome and I thought I’d post it fresh for you folks wanting everything for Christmas dinner to be extra special, and might not have found them back in the archives. Important note…you have to start these TODAY, Christmas Eve,  to have them for Christmas dinner. I know this recipe seems late since I’ve named these dinner rolls “Thanksgiving dinner rolls”, but first, they are quick and easy so you can get the recipe the day before Thanksgiving and still serve them (and have the satisfaction of hearing a lot of

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Dec 192013
 
Yurt living: Staying toasty warm with radiant floor heating

Folks who’ve been reading JuicyMaters for any length of time, especially the ones who focus on my posts about my yurt, know that I have a hydronic radiant floor for heating during the winter. As I’ve written before, I am very happy with having made the choice to use radiant floor heat. With that said, as with anything else, there is room for improvement over the way I designed my floor the first time. I am tweaking that design in the bedroom yurt I am adding to my “main yurt”.  Let’s talk about how to take a good system, a

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Dec 172013
 

Some of you…perhaps most of you…are not only foodies, but healthy food foodies, and you try to supply your family with nutritious, safe food. A few of you have more than a passing interest in keeping your pantry healthy and go out of your way to feed your family right. I have considered myself to be in that group for the last decade or so, both because I want to put generally healthy meals on the family table and because I am diabetic and want to eat right to keep it under semi-control. I say semi-control because I made a

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Dec 042013
 
Prove JuicyMaters visitors are the good people I think you are

You know, you folks that visit JuicyMaters are really awesome people.  From the day I started this blog almost 5 years ago I have often said that JuicyMaters is not just a bunch of visitors… It’s a family. We are a family of people with varied interests. Some of you come to JuicyMaters for tips on DIY home repairs. Some of the JuicyMaters family comes to take a look and see what new recipes I’ve put up. Some of you are looking for homesteading information, and of course many are looking for the latest posts about yurts. With all of

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