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Honey Mustard Sauce

Just like TGI Fridays!  Half the fun of eating homemade chicken tenders or potato fries is dipping them in something amazing and flavorful, right?  In my home, my children LOVE to dip….in fact, my daughter has been dubbed the “Dipping Queen”.  The next time you make tenders, try some of this sauce on the side.  […]

June 2, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Simple homemade pasta

Tonight was a FUN night.  I have always wanted to try making my own pasta, without a pasta maker (other than myself of course!) =)  It was sooooo easy!  Give it a shot and then pat yourself on the back.  You’re awesome! Homemade Noodles 6 whole Eggs 3 cups flour (I used whole wheat) Rule […]

April 7, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Chicken Tenders- make them ahead and freeze them!

If you enjoy having some pre-made “convenience” foods in your freezer, you can easily make extra for dinner tonight and freeze the leftovers.  I often hear moms who say, “I want to feed my children healthy foods, but all they want is chicken nuggets, and they are SOOO easy!”  I am a firm believer in […]

April 7, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Breakfast Turkey Sausage

If we want to have some awesome turkey sausage with breakfast, of course, we make it!  Homemade sausage patties are unbelievably easy to make as well as unbelievably yummy.  They are also much cheaper than buying them pre-made in the store.  I use an electric griddle to cook it up much quicker than in the […]

March 28, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Basic Bread Dough

This is the basic dough recipe (from breadbeckers.com) that I use for so many different things…sandwich bread, yeast rolls, pizza dough, hamburger buns, etc.  It is WONDERFUL!!!  Hopefully, soon I will be posting my first ever video tutorial for making bread dough. Basic Dough Recipe (makes 2 loaves) 1 1/2 cups hot water (the hottest […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Homemade “Natural Draino”

We are trying to get away from harmful chemicals in our home, as well as find frugal ways to keep things clean, etc.  Here’s a recipe for homemade draino that I have come across many, many times and have finally decided to try for myself.  One thing at a time right?? =) 1.  Pour 1/2 […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Recipes
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No more canned beans…

I am not a big fan of spending two to three times as much for something that I can make myself with little to no extra work.  Example: Beans!  I can buy dry, organic black beans (or pinto beans) in the bulk section of my health food store for about half to one third of […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Taco Soup/Chili

Finally, here is the taco soup/mexican chili recipe so many friends have been asking for.  Sorry it took me so long!  It is absolutely YUMMY though, so it’s worth the wait.  I got it from a friend several years back and since then, everyone who has tasted it has loved it.  Definitely a crowd pleaser.  […]

March 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes

Homemade Chicken Stock

Let’s just say this….I will NEVER buy chicken broth from the store again.  It is simply a colossal waste of money.  If you roast a chicken, you can make so many different things from it.  Not only do you get delicious chicken for dinner, but you can save the extra chicken pieces for other meals, […]

March 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Make yogurt in your crockpot!

Do you spend a ton of money on yogurt from the store?  Do you worry about all of the added sweeteners, dyes, etc.?  Have you ever thought about making your own yogurt?  It’s sooooo easy!  About a year ago I decided that I wanted to make my own yogurt so I started doing some research.  […]

March 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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