Degrees Sign

Type up a lot of recipes?  Want to make them look more professional?  Use the degrees sign.  While holding down the "Alt" key, type 0176 and poof, there appears the °!  Works for me! … [Keep reading…]

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Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush

Spring is definitely in the air here in Kansas, so when I saw these limes for only $.99 I knew that I could put them to good use. Whether my list is long or short, I always make time to browse the produce aisles of the grocery store for the orange … [Keep reading…]

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice with Chicken

I've missed this casserole!  I remember enjoying it as a child, but looking at all of my family and church cookbooks I realized that the recipes all called for minute rice and fake cheese.  While we're not the healthiest of healthy, I try to only use … [Keep reading…]

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Garden Beginnings

If you've been reading here much at all, you know I'm a fledgling gardener.  Last summer, guided by my generous neighbors, we had fun planting and harvesting potatoes and onions (wanted to start with a sure thing).  After we dug those up early in … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of March 8

I'm still struggling to find a format that works for me with my menu posting.  Let's see if this works... Sunday, 3/8 whole wheat cake donuts, eggs blackened salmon fillets (Oh my goodness ~ I've never fixed salmon before and was a bit … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Just Doing Our Best

Today over at Money Saving Mom you can read my most recent guest post,  Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank: Bringing Baby Home. As I was writing that post a few weeks ago, my focus was on sharing what worked for us with the hope of helping … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Planning

My cyber-friend Phoebe gave us all a little frugal-thinking assignment this week.  Her timing was good, as I've had a few questions asked lately about my meal planning strategy.  Here's the lowdown. How many weeks do you plan at a time? I always … [Keep reading…]

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Frog Eye Salad

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Yes, you read that right. This week's recipe swap over at Life as Mom is all about pasta.  Well, when I think pasta I think Cavatini.  What other pasta is there?!?  ;-)   Since I've already shared my Cavatini multiple times I thought I better come … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meal, 3/4

Dillons Highlights This Week Red Seedless Grapes, $.88/lb WOW! Gallon Milk, $2.50 8 oz. Kroger cheese, $1.68 Hamburger Helper (Chicken and Tuna, too), $.99 My family doesn't use these, but when they are on sale, combined with a coupon, they … [Keep reading…]

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