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12 Canning Recipes for Summer's Bounty

12 Canning Recipes for Summer’s Bounty

July 18th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell

Home canning seems to be growing in popularity lately, and for good reason. Seems we’ve come full circle from our grandmother’s day. People are getting back to cooking and baking […]

10 Tips For Saving Money On Grocery Shopping

June 12th, 2013 posted by Megan Brown

It seems that everywhere you turn these days prices are on the rise, not only at the gas pump but also at the grocery store.   Whatever the cause, we […]

Eating your daily allotment of organic fruits and veggies can put quite a strain on your bank account. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of things you can easily regrow in […]

Pot Roast Chicken

February 12th, 2013 posted by Candy Fulford

Having chicken tonight? Are you planning on popping it into the oven, boiling some potatoes, and warming up a can of vegetables? That’s what I would have done myself, especially […]

Pull Apart Cornmeal Dinner Rolls

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Winter weather means lots of meals in the slow cooker and plenty of piping hot soups and stews. What better accompaniment for a warming bowl of soup or stew than […]

Quick Breads

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Quick breads are easy, delicious and perfect for holiday hostess gifts, before dinner treats or after school snacks. They can be double wrapped with foil and frozen for two months […]

The Art of Freezing Food

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

by Cheri Sicard Freezing is a quick, easy way to store food for future use. By using the proper methods to prepare your food for the cold temperatures, you will […]

What To Do With Ham

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

We tend to think of a whole boneless ham as a holiday meat. But it can be a real money saver and a lower fat meat for your family. You […]

Back to School Breakfasts – Quick and Easy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

It’s back-to-school, or homeschooling time! Whichever way you are going with your kids, schooltime means back to a structured schedule and back to the morning routine of gearing up for […]

Eating Healthy and Organic on a Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Years ago, when I first took the plunge and chose a more frugal lifestyle, I remember hearing critics say that living frugally meant you had to eat “frugal food.” It’s […]

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

by Jonni McCoy Q: My daughter loves her Easy Bake Oven, but the mixes go for about $5.00 each. Is there a cheaper way? A: My daughter loves using her […]

Homemade Pudding Mixes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Recommended Items Oster Stand Mixer Kitchen Storage Containers Handy Kitchen Utensils Q: My family and I really enjoy Jell-O pudding. I know there has to be a way to make […]

Slushies!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Whether it’s a ©7-Eleven Slurpee® or a Dairy Queen Arctic Rush® you enjoy, Kool-Aid packages and ice turn into a similar refreshing summer treat for all the kids… and mom […]

Developing a Price Book

February 12th, 2013 posted by Faye Prosser

A price book is simply a list of the items you use regularly and the best prices they sell for in the stores where you are willing to shop. It […]

3 Fabulous Soups Using Budget-Friendly Leftovers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cory Van Horn

Ask any chef their secret to saving money on food costs and adding interest to their menus; they will tell you it’s all about soups. That’s why most restaurants feature […]

Easy Boneless Chicken

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

One of the easiest ways to save money on groceries is to purchase the meat which is on sale each week. Of course, if you buy 5 to 10 pounds […]

Fun Fruit Shakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

Milk shakes for breakfast? Treats do not have to be expensive or unhealthy to be good! These fruit shakes can be eaten for breakfast, snack or a refreshing dessert. They […]

Leftover Solution: Pork Tacos

February 12th, 2013 posted by Niki Knows

You made a large pork roast for dinner and now you’re left with an abundance of leftovers. Most likely your family will not be in the mood to eat the […]

Make Your Own Chili Seasoning Packets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Do you buy those packets of chili seasoning from the grocery store? Ever wonder how long they’ve been sitting there? Why buy those packets when you can make your own […]

Back to School Lunch and Snack Ideas

August 21st, 2012 posted by Angie Barrett

Most schools are back in session now and that means that it’s time to start packing lunches and snacks again. While you can’t be there with them every moment of the […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]