Category Archives: Recipes

Let’s Go Visiting

I’m guesting posting at Sidetracked Sarah today with a deliciously easy Slow Cooker recipe for you including a video :). Check it out!
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Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Frugal food doesn’t have to be time consuming.  Here’s a fast dish I threw together with all convenience items while our bread was baking last night.  Tuesday’s activities include violin lessons for the big boy, piano lessons for the littles, and then scouts for the 2 biggest boys.  There’s a tiny gap for eating in […]
Also posted in Freezer Meals, Frugal Living | Tagged $.50 dinner; frugal cooking; save money on groceries; bean and cheese enchiladas; large family, frugal food, meatless main dish | 4 Comments

How to Make Homemade Fortified Almond Milk

I turned my nose up at vegan milks for years.  Real milk has protein and calcium, it’s affordable, and tastes great.  Why mess with a good thing? Then I met up with the symptoms of lactose intolerance.  Sometimes I could eat dairy products without consequence and sometimes I would be doubled over in pain.  It was […]
Also posted in Allergy Free, Frugal Living, Tutorial | 4 Comments

Allergy Free Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup

One of my strategies for sticking to my elimination diet is making a big pot of something delicious and eating it for every meal until it’s gone.  Then making something new.  My family doesn’t touch it (except to taste it’s amazingness), and I cook them a traditional yummy dish.  It sure beats cooking 2 different meals […]
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Ham and Cheese Pockets

There’s something wonderful about having a basic recipe memorized.  It gives freedom in cooking and opens up creativity.  It allows a woman to go into another home, discover a need, and whip up a delicious supper without running to the internet or a cook book.   My Basic pizza dough is a recipe like that. […]
Also posted in Family, Journal, Lunch recipes | 10 Comments

Chocolate Eclair Cake

It’s time for a little recipe around here.  And this one is totally inappropriate, since simultaneously I am waking up my CentsablyFit blog.  After 3 months of illness and getting totally out of shape, I’m super excited for Holly’s new challenge that starts on Monday. This recipe doesn’t fit in that plan (unless it’s one […]
Also posted in Fitness and Weight Loss | 4 Comments

Turkey and Bean Lunch Taquitos

  Every week I share 5 packable lunch recipes with my subscribers at Grocery Shrink Plus. This is just one of them, and one of our favorites! I was trying to photograph these for the blog, and look who couldn’t wait! Homemade Taco Seasoning Here. PrintTurkey and Bean Lunch Taquitos Ingredients20 6" tortillas 8 oz […]
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Homemade Silly Sludge aka GAK

Happy President’s Day!  We love our founding presidents for sure. We celebrate their day by working on the house and trying to keep the kids from watching movies or playing video games ALL day.   Day time clothes are optional.  Bathrobes and fuzzy pajamas are acceptable for the dress code.  (We talk about patriotism nearly […]
Also posted in Frugal Living, Kid's Activities, Tutorial | 4 Comments

The Easiest Eggnog in the World

And tasty too. You can also make it dairy free, or sugar free or both. It costs about half of commercial eggnog. We’ve voted. And persuaded the neighbor kids to weigh in.  It tastes better than the stuff at the store. PrintThe Easiest Eggnog in the World Ingredients8 cups milk (whole milk tastes more real, […]
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Caleb Cooks

He’s all that and dimples too. But he’s mine.  I’m not giving him up for a while yet. It was Sunday after church.  Daddy was gone to preach in South Missouri and took a sister and a brother with him.  Another brother went home with a friend. That left only 4 for Sunday lunch.  Hardly […]
Also posted in Kitchen Remodel | 3 Comments