Patriotic Strawberries – Perfect for Memorial Day!


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post (Easy signup here). Also join me on Telegram (also easy to sign up)! No censorship. No tracking. The best part about MeWe is live chat! Chat with me or other members in real time. I'm loving both so far. The best part? They're always FREE!   Easy to Make Patriotic Strawberries   Aren't these beautiful?  I saw this photo floating around the internet last year and they were pretty easy to figure out. Patriotic strawberries really can't get … [Read more...]

Pecan Pie Cheesecake


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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Last year we were determined to start a new tradition of making 1 thing new each Thanksgiving. This was the thing that we made new last year and our family requested it again for this year. We think our new item last year has become a staple item for future. This is simple to make, but make sure you have all items and read over the instructions before starting. We can't wait to hear how your cheesecake turned out! Preheat the over to 350 degrees.  Pecan Pie Cheesecake … [Read more...]

Baked Pork Chops is “What’s for Dinner”


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Kraft Fresh Take Baked Pork Chops Recipe Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available, feel free to substitute any brand bread crumbs that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Febreze for Pennies


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Make Your Own Febreze Make your own Febreze fabric freshener for just pennies with ingredients you already have on hand. Shake well before each use. What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (your favorite) 2 tablespoons baking soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (use an empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) Combine all ingredients in bottle, shake well and use! Thank you "When the Dinner Bell Rings" for this recipe. ~Valerie See More Articles on Managing the Madhouse … [Read more...]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, Sunday Gravy


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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce I learned to make my Sunday gravy, or homemade spaghetti sauce as we know it, when I was 18 years old, by an older Italian woman from Sicily. She spoke no English at all and she communicated with me me by slapping my hand with a wooden spoon. I learned how to make the most important part of any recipe that calls for red sauce so the bruises were well worth it. This sauce freezes beautifully. Once you learn to make your own you will have a hard time finding a jar sauce … [Read more...]

Homemade Chili Low Fat


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Chili Low Fat   This homemade chili low fat recipe is great year round. It's healthy, you can customize it to fit your own taste and it freezes well. I got this recipe from a personal trainer a few years back and he called it Fat Burning 5 Alarm Chili but it's not spicy so I changed the name. The spices in this chili are known to kick your metabolism up so the more you consume of these spices the better it is for you. Homemade Chili Low Fat Seasoning 1/2 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp … [Read more...]

Homemade Broth – Save Money Making Your Own


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Homemade Broth Making Your Broth on a Budget You will never go back to buying colored water in a box again once you make your own homemade broth the first time. As I clean veggies for recipes, I put the discarded parts aside. I mean EVERYTHING including summer/winter squash ends, potato, onion and garlic skin, tomato tops, eggplant skin EVERYTHING except the stickers on the veggies and I store it in the freezer in a gallon size baggie. I also add any veggies or fresh herbs getting close to … [Read more...]

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