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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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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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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7 Benefits of Cooking From Scratch

7 Benefits of Cooking From Scratch

1.Healthier When you make your own food you can easily cut back on sodium intake, toss in some extra fiber with whole grains, add vitamins and nutrients by using more produce, cut back on the amount of sugar and completely skip artificial junk! Buying a muffin from the store is like buying a cupcake minus the icing. [...]

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Homemade Deodorant!

Homemade Deodorant!

I never in a million years would’ve thought I’d try making my homemade deodorant, in fact I hadn’t even heard of any one doing it until a couple of years back. But now I’ve tried it and am really liking the results! I used A Blossoming Life’s recipe. Only 3 ingredients! ¼ cup of baking soda [...]

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9 Crock Pot Recipes!

9 Crock Pot Recipes!

I know I haven’t done a Crock Pot Tuesday in AGES, but today I thought I’d round up all the crock recipes I’ve posted so far. There’s 9 in all. They’re all healthy, a couple are vegetarian and only one has cream of mushroom (or cream of anything for that matter) in it! I also [...]

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15 Things to Make from Scratch

15 Things to Make from Scratch

Corn tortillas - They’re so much yummier when you can eat them freshly made! Pumpkin Puree - Perfect for this time of year!  Pop corn - It’s a great cheap and healthy snack! Applesauce - I like using up mealy or bruised apples this way. Ice coffee - We all know how much cheaper this is than buying it from [...]

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My 99 Cent Pumpkin!

My 99 Cent Pumpkin!

Save a Lot had a damaged pumpkin on clearance for only 99 cents, so I happily bought it! I cooked it up pretty much the same way as last year, but this time I had a bigger steam basket and was able to steam it, although I did have to do it in 3 batches. [...]

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Healthier Ice Coffee

Healthier Ice Coffee

I enjoy a nice cup of cold ice-coffee, but I also know that it’s not a very nutritional choice, so I often make these 3 substitutions to make it a little healthier. Often I make it with decaf coffee instead of regular to cut back on the caffeine. Instead of using regular white sugar or [...]

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