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Canning Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam

Canning Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam

I’ve always wanted to make strawberry jam. I’ve canned marinara sauce before and heard that jam was much easier and less time consuming – boy, is that right! One day last spring, when our local grocery store had a super sale on strawberries, I bought 5 lbs worth, washed them, cut the stems and froze [...]

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Late summer, when the first inklings of fall are starting to show, is my favorite time of year. It’s not chilly just yet, but it’s cooling down enough to feel something different in the air. Most importantly, apples are in season; my all-time favorite fruit. We get some really fantastic apples at the farmers markets where [...]

Saving Money While Raising Kids - What Works for Alex

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Alex

After reading Michelle and Mary Ellen’s posts on how they work to save money while raising their kids, I stopped to think about the ways my husband and I have been working to trim down our monthly expenses. Since I became a SAHM a couple of years ago, I feel like it’s a responsibility of mine [...]