Frugal fun in the kitchen. Just four ingredients. Plus one or more children equal a fun time making hot chocolate mix for gifts. Mixing up lots of fun at $5 Dinners today!
Only two years old and it’s changed my life. The slow cooker my in-laws gave me for Christmas. I didn’t know that just a few, little features like these would make such a difference: programmable timer switches to warm when cooking time is over removable insert can go right in the dishwasher or be used [...]
: Nana’s Chicken and Dumplings 1 hen (3-5 lbs) boiling, salted water 2 cups self-rising flour 1/4 cup shortening 3/4 cup boiling water salt and pepper to taste Cook hen in boiling water until tender. Remove from broth. Cool chicken. Cut from bone, set aside. Measure 1 quart of broth into large saucepan. Bring to [...]
Wrapping paper made that old-fashioned way. Oh, the money you can save making your own. Oh, the fun painting time the children get. Just a reminder about how simple… …using a big roll of paper from the warehouse club… carving some slightly past prime potatoes… and using newspaper as a palette… how easy it can [...]
Yep! Can you believe it? I made homemade wheat thins. What prompted me was not only my addiction to these crispy delicious snack crackers but the $3.50 for a family-sized box. The box that lasts less than a week around here. Now, the recipe is fairly simple. And all together it didn’t take too much [...]
With a make-your-own souvenir t-shirt you can save money (whatever the cost of souvenir t-shirts are x seven family members). And, dipping everyone’s hands into red paint sure builds memories. My kind of stuff! With these cute crabs, we preserved children’s handprints too. So, last week at the beach, we made beach crab t-shirts as [...]