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"The recipes I loved were giving me the finger": Adapting to my child's life-threatening food allergies as a foodie

I am a foodie. I love food. Cooking is rarely a chore for me. Then a year ago, life dropped a bomb smack where it hurts the most for me: My five-year-old suddenly developed a severe life-threatening allergic reaction to eggs. It affected me deeply. Personally. Not just as a concerned mom, but this allergy took one of my greatest passions and prevented me from indulging. So we developed a pact that helped us both get through this together…

How to make the easiest 3-ingredient cranberry sauce

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I'm going to teach you how to make the easiest cranberry sauce you've ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or you can even can it and save it for years. This makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and you can pretend you went to a ton of effort to make it…

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Are there liberal doomsday prepping resources?

I'm interested in disaster preparedness, self-sufficiency, and urban homesteading. All of these interests are often grouped together and referred to as "doomsday prepping." But most of the prepping sites I've found are very conservative politically and socially, and I'm about as liberal as they come! Do you know of any liberal doomsday prepping resources?

Beds for every style — on the cheap and awesome! — from the UK's Bedsos

Okay, Homies in the UK… We see you over there. You may be checking out Offbeat Home & Life while I'm asleep, but you know I love you! And this post is for you. Our UK sponsor Bedsos has beds, mattresses, headboards, and bedroom furniture on the cheap and AWESOME. We're talking gothy wrought iron, fun beds for kids, and leather beds — yes, I said "leather beds."

Come snuggle with me, and check out some of my favorite bed styles…