Meal Planning & Recipes

Operation Keep Hubby Alive: Success!

Food Storage

About 3 weeks ago I posted about a project I was working on: keeping hubby fed while I traveled out of state! I spent the three weeks prior to my departure cooking meals for my family that would also freeze well so that I could create a simple menu plan for Hubby while I was […]

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Operation Keep Hubby Alive: 2 weeks of easy freezer meals

Meal Planning & Recipes

Tomorrow I am leaving home for two weeks and taking my kids back to my home state of Kansas. We’re going to spend time with my ailing grandfather. The catch is that we are going alone, with no Hubby! My first thought about a solo trip with the kids wasn’t about how I would handle […]

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Kitchen Hack: Homemade bread with no kneading!

Meal Planning & Recipes

I have been experimenting with a lot of things in the kitchen lately because I am doing a Pantry Challenge this month. Yesterday I shared a Kitchen Hack about using your stand mixer to shred meat for you, and today I want to share a new recipe that allowed me to make my first loaf […]

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Kitchen Hack: Use your stand mixer to shred your meat!

Meal Planning & Recipes

This summer I learned a kitchen tip from Jen over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam that has totally changed how I cook a few of our favorite meals! She wrote about how she used her stand mixer to shred her cooked chicken. After reading her tip I knew I could use this to make my […]

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Recipe: Beefy Tomato-Chilie Enchiladas – print a FREE 4×6 recipe card and start cooking!

Meal Planning & Recipes

Now that I have released my FREE printable 4×6 Recipe Cards, I plan to have a printable recipe card on hand for any new recipes that I create and want to share. Since I am on a Pantry Challenge this month, I have been more creative in the kitchen than usual. It’s fun, and it […]

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Recipe: Hawaiian French Toast – print a 4×6 recipe card!

Meal Planning & Recipes

Did you get a chance to download your FREE printable 4×6 Recipe Cards that I released yesterday? Well, if not, click here. I have two versions – single cards and folded cards for longer recipes. Today I want to share a recipe with you, and have made a printable 4×6 Recipe Card of it, so […]

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FREE Printable 4×6 Recipe Cards – single cards or folded cards for longer recipes

Meal Planning & Recipes

Cooking at home (and saving money doing it) only happens when you have recipes for things you want to cook, know how to cook and your family likes. Having tried and trued recipes makes cooking at home much easier. You can use my FREE printable Go-To Recipe Chart to keep track of your family favorites, […]

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Tasty Gift Idea: Homemade Chex Mix + coupons for supplies and our favorite recipe

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We love to make Chex Mix at home during the holidays! It is a great gift for giving to family that live in other parts of the country, and it’s also fun to eat when the munchies hit! My Kroger has Chex mix cereals on sale this week for $1.99, and here are some coupons […]

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Make your own Hot Cocoa Mix from Cocoa Powder

Meal Planning & Recipes

It has been very cold in Indiana recently. Bone chilling cold. So cold that even in my own house I still need something that can warm me from the inside out. Usually that is coffee, but this weekend I wanted something a little more indulgent…hot chocolate!   I don’t keep any sort of hot cocoa […]

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Meal Plan for Christmas Week

Meal Planning & Recipes

I haven’t ever shared any of my meal plans here before, but I thought it might be a nice to thing to do. We’re simple eaters, so I don’t usually cook anything too fancy. We are also happy eating leftovers, so I save time and money in the kitchen by cooking bigger meals less often […]

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Rare $.50 Pace Coupon + Yummy Recipe to go with it!

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I have a great printable coupon to share with you today, PLUS a tasty recipe that has become one of my family’s favorites! You don’t see coupons for Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa that often, so I was excited to see this one on Coupons.com. In addition to being a coupon for a brand I […]

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FREE Mr. Food 12 Days of Christmas Cookies eCookbook

Meal Planning & Recipes

My Grandpa is a big Mr. Food fan, and I always love to stop and watch whenever I happen to catch one of his clips on TV. He has some pretty awesome recipes, and also some simple ones, too. With the holiday season in full-swing and things like Cookie Swaps underway, you might need some […]

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FREE Printable Meal Plan & Shopping List

Meal Planning & Recipes

I am very excited to share this printable resource with you! It’s the first in a series of tools I’ve designed to help you on your journey to spend less and save more! Using coupons when you shop for your groceries is an immediate way to save money, but taking the time to plan your […]

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Get a copy of the Money Saving Mom’s brand new Freezer Cooking ebook FOR FREE!

Meal Planning & Recipes

Yesterday I posted about my upcoming review and giveaway of Money Saving Mom’s new book: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. Today I want to tell you how you can get another one of her new books… for FREE! Money Saving Mom has written a new eBook called Money Saving Mom’s Guide to Freezer Cooking, and […]

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Need ideas for a quick snack? Try Pillsbury Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels… I have coupon links, too!

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Do you watch football at your house? Or host parties on the fly? Sometimes it is nice to be able to throw something together for a snack that’s more than just a bag of chips, but I am always at a loss for what to prepare. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are handy to keep on hand […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Five Year Recipe Book copies available for free download in PDF, Kindle, Nook & iPad versions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charity Mouck PDF version of press release Image of book cover Book download page Terre Haute, IN – November 1, 2011 A project five years in the making, the public release of the Five Year Recipe Book brings tasty reader-submitted recipes together to offer delicious inspiration in the categories of soup, […]

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FREE Copies of my Five Year Recipe Book available tomorrow! Press Release at 10am EST

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I am very, very excited to be sharing the final version of this project with you all TOMORROW! Yes, after FIVE YEARS in the making, my recipe book is ready to share. I’ve been posting the individual recipes here on my site over the course of the last 6 months or so, and I have […]

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The Final Recipe! Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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Fabulous Double Chocolate Glazed Brownies

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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Dessert: Raisin Sheet Cookies AKA Poor Man’s Cookies

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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Perfect for Fall: Old-Style Beef Stew

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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Salad: Sweet and Sour Broccoli Pasta Salad

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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Main Dish: Homestyle Meatloaf

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[This post is part of a series I am sharing as I compile a free eBook of recipes. These original recipes were submitted by readers of my personal blog as I participated in Blogathon 2006. I was blogging to raise money for my local humane society while collecting recipes from readers to compile for a […]

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