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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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Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing

This is a deliciously refreshing summer salad.  I remember having it a few summers ago when my aunt made it, but of course it had store-bought dressing.  Here is a simple recipe for the salad itself, as well as the splendid dressing that my friend Christy shared with me from her collection.  Enjoy! Strawberry and […]

June 2, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Who doesn’t love a tasty vanilla wafer?  Use them in your baking, a little banana pudding, or just as a snack with some coffee….no matter what you choose, they are fabulous!  I have tried a few different recipes and couldn’t find one I loved, so naturally I tweaked them to make what I like.  For […]

June 2, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Honey Graham Crackers

Wow, life caught up with me and it’s been WAY too long since I have posted.  I have still been trying new, fun recipes, but just haven’t had a chance to post them.  I’ll try to catch you all up on my adventures as quickly as possible =)  The other day, I tried some whole […]

June 2, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes

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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Chopped Apple Cake

Over the past few days, I have made several apple cakes for various events and have been asked (make that BEGGED!) for the recipe.  Here it is!  This is my favorite apple cake recipe….so moist and flavorful.  I actually had it as one of the layers of my wedding cake years ago (yes, I love […]

March 28, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes, Uncategorized
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Black Bean Brownies…yes, BLACK BEANS =)

First things first, these do NOT taste anything like black beans.  You wouldn’t even have a clue that the main ingredient was black beans unless I told you.  I promise!!!  They are really quite decadent!  They are super moist (not “cakey” brownies by any stretch of the imagination).  Give them a try.  Black beans are […]

March 28, 2010 in 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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