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LAST WEEK ON THE MAGPIE FARM – CREEPY CRAWLIES
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This last week was wonderfully warm. It finally feels like spring is here, the temperatures at night are just below freezing and the days have warm rays of sunshine. The coop got a quick coat of stain, the lean-to roof got some simple shingles and the automatic chicken door was installed. I could...
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This Week at the Johnston’s
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Well hello, how ARE you guys doing? I think it’s time to start writing something that I have been meaning to for months upon months, probably since my cookbook came out and things got insane and this website turned into four full time jobs for Mike and I. ( Yes,the math doesn’t add up...
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Karlynn’s Weekly Thrift Haul – March 26th
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  I’m back again with another thrift haul post! Now, while I can’t guarantee that I will be posting updates weekly, it just happened that the one day I managed to sneak out this week I did find things worthy of posting! This week has been crazy – read my THIS WEEK AT THE JO...
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Low Carb Crack Slaw Recipe & Video
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Crack Slaw. I know, nice name, nice name, but I didn’t name this dish. Which, by the way, I came across while on the hunt for low carb recipes for those family members of mine that like to stick to low carb. I like to blame them, but to be honest Mike and I both […] The post Low Carb ...
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Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Baked French Toast
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Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Baked French Toast. Did I have you at CREAM CHEESE? Or was it Cinnamon Maple? Or I mean really, it was everything, wasn’t it? Did you say CinnamonMapleCreamCheeseBakedFrenchToast? Uh, yes, please! Let’s talk for a moment about this last recipe that I created usin...
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Baked Lazy Perogy Casserole – Recipe & Video!
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So I’m just going to go ahead and tell you that you have to make this lazy perogy casserole next weekend. Any weekend. Every weekend. Also, don’t bother correcting my spelling of perogy. You don’t spell it right either, I’m assuming, because each family has their own way o...
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Raspberry Coconut Bars
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If there is one bar that I remember my Grandma Marion making when I was young, it was these raspberry coconut bars. There is something so perfect about the flavour combination: the buttery shortbread base, the tart raspberry jam filling paired with the sweet, chewy coconut. I would have to say th...
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Crockpot Apple Juice Pulled Pork
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Sooo, pulled pork and I aren’t the best of friends. There, I said it. When I traveled to the States and hit the Southern areas of BBQ bliss, I ate ribs. I ate slaw. I ate cornbread and I ate brisket and I ate BBQ chicken. I ate and ate and ate everything BBQ that […] The post Crockpot...
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Key Lime Mojito Recipe
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This is what happens when Karlynn and I go to the grocery store. There could be worse things, for sure, but on a recent trip I found this teensy bag of key limes and decided I absolutely HAD to make something with them.  I landed on a Key Lime Mojito because they also had fresh […] The post...
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Brown Sugar Caramel Cream Cinnamon Buns
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I am pretty sure that you are all aware that I have an addiction to everything vintage. Pyrex, Federal glass, any type of glassware and I will BUY IT ALL. Ok, not really, but if the price is cheap? Man oh man. Watch out garage, I will fill you up without blinking! ( If you […] The post Brow...
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