Cheese-Stuffed Garlic Breadsticks

After my daughter raved about the cheesy breadsticks served at her cousins' for dinner one night, she asked if I could make some at home.  Knowing my frugal ways all too well, my sister-in-law warned me that they were kind of expensive. Not a … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan – Week of May 4

We're gearing up for a super crazy week.  On Saturday I'm hosting my sister's baby shower brunch in our home and then a cookout (or cook-in, if it's raining!) to celebrate our daughter's 6th birthday, my brother's birthday, and Mother's Day.  The way … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Real Life

My real life sure has been getting in the way of my online time lately. Did I just say that?! While sitting at the computer... Do you ever find yourself annoyed by the people and things that need your time and attention throughout the day?  … [Keep reading…]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Many months ago, during some afternoon blog-hopping, I happened upon a recipe for homemade laundry detergent.  Now, I'm all about homemade food, but laundry detergent?  That was a new one to this frugal-minded mama. Feeling adventurous, and … [Keep reading…]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-9 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, with May 5 slated for Teacher Appreciation Day. I've been there/done that, this whole teaching thing, and I know that any form of positive acknowledgment for the job that teachers do is the right … [Keep reading…]

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Bacon and Spinach Alfredo

This tasty recipe is courtesy of use what you have night.  Making use of odds and ends in the fridge and pantry is a fun way to practice frugality in the kitchen... especially when the results turn out great! Bacon and Spinach Alfredo 5 … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Mama’s Kitchen

Distracted and rushed last night at suppertime (as seems to be our new it's-too-nice-outside-to-go-in-and-get-supper/baths/bed usual), I only halfheartedly acknowledged my daughter's proclamation. Her: I know where's the best place to eat. Me: … [Keep reading…]

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Town Hall for Hope

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I refuse to take part in the recession. Tonight, across the nation, Dave Ramsey hosted Town Hall for Hope.  Millions tuned in via satellite venues or internet feeds to hear a positive message about this economy.  Forget gloom and doom, friends.  … [Keep reading…]

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Easy, Creamy Alfredo Sauce

We're generally a meat and potatoes family, but sometimes eating sans meat brings benefits to our table and our budget.  Here's a new favorite. Easy, Creamy Alfredo Sauce 1/2 c. butter (1 stick) 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 2 … [Keep reading…]

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