Save the Scraps: Browning Bananas

Save the Scraps: Browning Bananas

Let me tell you something about Little Dude…he eats a lot of bananas. I almost always buy bananas and apples. Gracia happily munches away on apples, while Little Dude chooses bananas. So, since he’s been here, we have a lot fewer bananas that make it to the browning stage. But still sometimes we get those [...]

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Muffin Mania: Sour Cream Pumpkin Muffins

Muffin Mania: Sour Cream Pumpkin Muffins

I almost always have sour cream in the fridge that we didn’t quite finish before it went past its expiration date. I don’t like to toss things out just because they’re a little past the date stamped on the container, but on the other hand I don’t want to be eating something that’s really bad [...]

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Lentil Shepherd's Pie (No Cream Soups!)

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie (No Cream Soups!)

This shepherd’s pie is similar to my crock pot shepherd’s pie, but this version uses lentils along with the meat, and uses no canned cream of mushroom soup, which skipping that was easier than I thought. I didn’t even make up my own cream of mushroom from scratch or anything, all I did was substitute [...]

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Popcorn Bar - Frugal Party Idea

Popcorn Bar – Frugal Party Idea

I already told you about the cheeseball cake for my sister-in-laws birthday party, but we didn’t just have that. We also had crackers, veggies, dip, cookies, and a popcorn bar. If you want to throw a party, but don’t have lots of money to do it with, a popcorn bar is a fun and frugal [...]

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Cheeseball Cake

Cheeseball Cake

Have you ever wanted to make a cake that wasn’t sweet, but savory? We threw a birthday party for my sis-in-law and decided to be nontraditional and make a cheese cake, but not a cheese cake that you put cherries on top, a cheese cake made out of the same ingredients you make cheese balls [...]

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Fall Recipes

Fall Recipes

  My 99 Cent Pumpkin   RoastingĀ Pumpkin Seeds   Pumpkin Muffins from Fresh Pumpkin   Pecan Cream Cheese Spread or Dip   Homemade Apple Sauce   Apple Skin Uses   Linked at A Blossoming Life.

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Save the Scraps - Vegetable or Bean Water

Save the Scraps – Vegetable or Bean Water

I put water, the steam basket and chopped vegetables in the pot. The veggies steam until tender, then I remove them for supper and dump the water out….down the drain it goes, never to be seen by me again. It’s green water if I cooked broccoli, asparagus or green beans and orange if it was [...]

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Coconut Granola

Coconut Granola

  I love how easy of a breakfast granola is. The kids can get it themselves with a just a little help pouring the milk, making my mornings a little easier. I also love knowing the kids are starting their day with a breakfast full of fiber. I love all kinds of granola, but recently [...]

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Save the Scraps - Apple Skins

Save the Scraps – Apple Skins

In the kitchen as Mom peeled apples for apple pie, us kids grabbed the long peels from the bowl and munched away on them. Why was it so much fun to eat apple skins, I don’t know, but it’s a fond memory! It’s that time of year, apple pies, crisp, and applesauce, but who wants [...]

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Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

  I present you with a recipe that very literally “saves the scraps!” Veggie broth will cost you almost nothing (scraps + water + seasonings + oil) and its a boost of nutrition at the same time! I like to save veggie scraps in a big zip-top bag in the freezer until I get a [...]

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