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    Apple Spice Bread Recipe

    Love that sweet, spicy flavor combination of apples and cinnamon? Then, you have to try this Apple Spice Bread recipe! With the gardening season upon us, I am trying to use up some of our canned goods from last year to make room for new goodies. And one of the leftovers we have in abundance …

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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to share easy recipes, money making ideas, gardening and food preservation tips, home remedies and everything else that a good old-fashioned life entails!

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Kayden Hamlin is a full-time preschool teacher and graduate student. She is passionate about sharing saving money tips, self-care and mindfulness ideas, and child development activities! When not in a classroom, you’ll most likely find her reading with a cup of tea in hand or knitting projects for her family and friends.

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Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to homemade baby food or family meals. She enjoys sharing creative kid crafts, budget friendly recipes and beginner homesteader fun!

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