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Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Its Friday, you all, and if you have been a part of our community for ANY length of time, then you know that we often do Fabulously Frugal Friday posts on Fridays throughout the year! Welcome to today's! I want to talk about why Canning, in any form, is a skill you should learn and [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:22-05:00January 13th, 2017|Pressure Canning, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

If you happened to read my post last week on how we were "instapotting" before it was cool, then you know I promised many more simple meals that we use our electric pressure cooker for around here. :D Today is one of those days. My kids love this meal for lunch, and I love that [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:23-05:00January 10th, 2017|Cook, Dinner, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

Cinnamon Honey Nut Granola–A Tasty Tuesday recipe

I cant talk enough about how important it is to learn simple skills, you all. With grocery prices rising, and things looking a little bleak, I wanted to share a simple recipe with you that is an absolute favorite around here---and easy to adapt as you add the things YOU love, instead of what we [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:29-05:00January 19th, 2016|Breakfast, Cook, Fast and Easy|3 Comments

Back to the Basics—From Scratch Cooking Can Actually Be a Time Saver!

Good morning, everyone! I am excited about the series that we are starting. Really excited. Why? Because I love to teach people how to save money on their groceries. Actually, I love to teach people how to save money on just about everything, which is why I am constantly posting things I have found or [...]

Meal Plan Monday—Six Days of Welcoming House Dinners

Good morning to you! One of the questions I get a lot is about what we eat. As in, "How do you make that meal?" Or "You eat beans?  And how do you make them so that your family likes them?" Or: "I can't believe that you feed your family on such a small amount [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:23-05:00April 8th, 2013|Cook, Dinner, Fast and Easy, Meal Plans|Comments Off on Meal Plan Monday—Six Days of Welcoming House Dinners

Tasty Tuesday–Break Away from that Box! Meals on the Shelf mini-series…

Happy Tasty Tuesday to ya! I was thrilled to get so many good emails and comments  about yesterday's post on Five Meals you can Heat and Eat using a pressure canner. I know when we started making up basic meals it was like a lightbulb went on. I found myself walking through the grocery store [...]

5 Meals you can Heat and Eat….Make it Yourself Monday….

Happy Make-It-Yourself-Monday Morning  to ya! I had a busy weekend trying to potty train two Littles and that took up a majority of my time, instead of being able to blog, so I just relied on your generosity to wait for me to get my ducks in a row on the Meals in a Jar [...]

Learning to Preserve the Basics—Why I buy frozen veggies 20 bags at a time…

What a fun series this has been for me to put out! I wanted quickly to add some tips to the days past: For Day One  where I teach you the whys and hows of canning potatoes, I want you to know I also buy frozen hash browns and dehydrate those all the time. They [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:39-05:00February 2nd, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, Lunch|2 Comments

Learning to Preserve the Basics—The Beauty of Dried Beans….

Welcome back to Day two of our newest series: If you missed the first day, just click here to catch up. Today is another easy tutorial on a staple food that many cultures and climates use to supplement their diets in place of meats, or to ease the strain of the cost of meat on [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:40-05:00February 1st, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, Lunch, Pressure Canning|6 Comments

Make It Yourself Monday—Crockpot Yogurt Made Easy! (plus two other recipes using it!)

Happy Make-It-Yourself-Monday to you! You know, this day of the week is quickly becoming a favorite as it gives me a chance to share with you some of the simple and fun things we do around here to make every dollar stretch in our budget! I get emails and comments often, mostly by my readers [...]



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