Smoothies: More on Slow Cooker Yogurt

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The essence of summer – peaches. Smoothies made with our homemade yogurt. I have timed it the last several times I’ve made the yogurt so that it will be our breakfast the next day. Oh how slow cooker yogurt has changed our lives! Smoothies! Just pour your fresh yogurt into your blender. Add your choice […]

Homemade Pickles: Cooking Fun

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Got cucumbers? Nana did! She was given a whole bunch of cucumbers. And guess what we did? We made pickles from the Duggar family recipe like we have done before. It goes like this. We rinsed the cucumbers. We got to rinse the jars. We unwrapped the garlic. I loved the way it smelled. Nana […]

Slow Cooker Yogurt: Frugal Living

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I’d read about this phenomenon. I’d bookmarked the post. I’d been meaning to do this for what seems a really long time. Why I didn’t until now? I’ll forever live with the regret. I had the recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking up on my laptop, following along yesterday. But it is really simple. […]

Chicken Packets: Simple Supper

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About ten years ago I was diligent about once a month cooking. It’s a wonderful strategy. So, from my cooking past I’m sharing one of our favorites. Chicken packets. The recipe includes cream cheese. My children clap when they find out it is what we are having for supper. All you do is open two […]

A Month of Cooking Fun

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Keeping up the Friday habit of sharing a helpful habit. Today, Cooking Fun! What is cooking fun? It’s simply the habit of letting the children have fun making something easy in the kitchen. We keep a Cook Box stocked with simple cake mixes and ingredients to make it even easier. Since we are eating out […]

Puffle Party: Cooking Fun

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Several of the children really have fun with the free site, Club Penguin. “Waddle around and meet new friends.” They have each created a penguin for free and decorated an igloo for their penguins. They have pet puffles. Of course, you can pay a fee for a membership. Then your penguin can enjoy special clothes, […]

Microwave SunButter® Fudge

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We needed a SunButter treat. So my Mama and I looked at the SunButter site. We picked SunButter Fudge because we had all the ingredients. And guess what? We decided to make it in the microwave!! The recipe said to make it in a sauce pan. Here’s what we did: It was really easy! Mama […]

Cookies & Cream at $5 Dinners

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No bake. Three ingredients. Guaranteed hit. Plus, it is so much fun for children to make! All I have to do is get the ingredients out and instantly there appear volunteers from the audience. Dressed the part even! Chef hat and all. The children are cooking up some frugal fun over at $5 Dinners today […]

Oreo® Truffles

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Just three ingredients. Oreo® cookies, cream cheese and melted chocolate morsels. Three steps to yum. Mixing them up over at Habits for a Happy Home today…

French Bread Pizza: Frugal Living Fun

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Back a decade ago I used to make french bread pizzas all the time. Got into the habit with Once a Month Cooking. Then I got out of the habit. But then Erin at $5 Dinners reminded me in her post, Pizza Loaves, Flashback to 1989. See, we have pizza most every Friday night. And, […]

The Sunbutter® box boy

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Every month we order Sunbutter and we are always VERY Excited to get our order!!! Especially youngest boy! He is always excited because he loves Sunbutter AND he loves rolling his cars on the box the Sunbutter comes in! And, we have Sunbutter sandwiches. I made them for lunch today. I even made Youngest Boy […]

Lemonade Pie: Cooking Fun!

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My Nana and I made lemonade pie for Mother’s Day! I got to pour it all into the pie shells. We made two. They tasted DELICIOUS!!!!! You can make them too! Here is the recipe: can of frozen pink lemonade (or limemade or regular lemonade, whatever you like) cool whip (the big, one pound container) […]