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Clean Eating Shopping List

Clean Eating Shopping List

“Clean eating” is one of those new phrases that I’ve been hearing everywhere lately. Everyone seems to be cleaning up their diet, trying to eat less processed foods and more fresh and “whole” foods. The exact parameters might vary slightly from one person to the next about what makes a food “clean,” but the overall [...]

Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

I love to bake: sweet or savory, breads or cookies. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes I’ll even bake a treat just to create something and then give it to a neighbor. Then there are those late night cookie cravings and a baker with no brown sugar. (Let me be honest: a late night in our home [...]

Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond!

Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond!

For the longest time I have been trying to find a routine, schedule or plan to help me become better at meal planning, grocery shopping, and budgeting for my family. This past week I was motivated to try something HUGE for our family.  Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond! I stumbled upon freeze-ahead Crockpot [...]

Cutting a Watermelon

Cutting a Watermelon

I feel silly writing an article about how I cut a watermelon. Last summer when my husband saw me cut a watermelon this way, he looked at me funny, wondering what the heck I was doing. I guess he’d never watched me cut a watermelon in the 15 years we’ve been together. When I picked [...]

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. I am the mama to four grown children, all born within two years of each other. I was a stay-at-home-mama in the late seventies and [...]

Making Your Own Baby Food

Making Your Own Baby Food

A hot topic that seems to have developed over the past few years is whether or not you should make your own baby food. As a new mama, I did a little research and found that making your own baby food is easy, cheap and overall a very healthy option for your little ones. How [...]

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