Lemon Meringue Pie

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Hot days like today and yesterday make it really feel like summer is here. One of my favorite (but mostly my dad’s) pies is lemon meringue. It is not that hard to make but does take some concentration. Every time I make lemon meringue pie, I use different recipes and tweak them to my liking. This time, I based my pie off of a recipe from Ladyface Blog.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

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For my first post, I’ve decided to share something that showed me how easy it can be to make things yourself.  In this day and age, almost everything we could ever want or need is at our fingertips.  The grocery store is filled with pre-made items to make our busy lives easier, but they’re also filled with preservatives and chemicals.  By putting in a little extra time, I’ve realized that you can make things which you would normally buy in the grocery store without the harsh preservatives.  Specifically today, I’m talking about vanilla extract.  

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