Homemade Sugar Scrub – Guest Post

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Hey everyone! I am excited to share a fun gift (for others or yourself) that can be made from ingredients on your grocery list. This sugar scrub is fabulous, I use it after kitchen clean-up and I feel like a queen :) You will need: 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons dish-washing liquid 3 tablespoons oats (instant or otherwise) Flavor (I have essential … [Read more...]

Holiday Ham & Potatoes, Take Two: The Soup & Sandwich Sequel – Guest Post

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While turkey is the star of Thanksgiving’s leftovers, ham takes center stage at Christmas. I like ham sandwiches as much as the next girl, but in the middle of the winter, I want something a little more hearty – not to mention warm. This twist on a hot ham & cheese sandwich pairs perfectly with my favorite potato soup. The soup can be made with leftover mashed potatoes … [Read more...]

Baked Mostaccioli – Guest Post

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Tonight's meal is simple, quick, easy...and sure to fill up the seemingly bottomless stomachs of teenage boys.  Kristi would know!  She shares her Baked Mostaccioli with us....a favorite of her teenage boys! Ingredients 1 pound Mostaccioli Noodles - Cooked and drained ($.89) 1 - 29 oz can Tomato Sauce ($.94) 1 - 15 oz can Diced tomatoes ($.68) 1 … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Simplify Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner – Guest Post

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For most of us, the thought of cooking a huge meal like Thanksgiving dinner is scary and overwhelming. How do you even thaw a big turkey, let alone cook it? Will all the food be done at the same time? Will there be enough for everyone, even if Uncle George comes? Here are a few steps you can take to make the cooking simpler, but the biggest thing to remember is that … [Read more...]

Low Cost Halloween Tips and Snacks

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As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes cooler, we realize that another hectic holiday season is upon us. While Halloween isn't normally as labor intensive as Thanksgiving or Christmas, the cost of candy, costumes, and decorations can quickly add up. It also doesn't have to just be about the candy. Halloween can be a fun time spent with family baking … [Read more...]