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  1. Meal planning
    Food and drinks are an indispensable part of a Halloween. Kids and adults enjoy the flavors of pumpkin and chocolate with equal fervor. Nonetheless, Halloween recipes deserve some awesome Halloween theme presentation as well. Here is a great list of Halloween Food Ideas.
  2. Meal planning
    Most people end up not realizing what's in their freezer and the food ruins with freezer burn. An easy way to know what you have on hand at all times is to keep an inventory of what you have. I used a simple spiral notebook that I hung on the wall next to the freezer. In it, I wrote down how...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    These are just a few go to meals that are great to have since almost all the ingredients can be bought ahead of time and stored, this means you can stalk up on them when they go on sale. They are also quick to make and you can even get the kids involved. Beef Stroganoff 1 can cream of...
  4. Family
    With the summer months fast approaching many are turning their attention to preparing for the much anticipated warm weather. For many the warm weather means lots of barbecues but before enjoying the outdoor food you must make the decision of whether to buy a gas barbecue or a charcoal barbecue...
  5. Frugal Living
    Having a nutritious diet doesn't have to break the bank. All you have to do is cook at home more often, and apply some simple methods when you shop for ingredients. Enjoy the change, then you'll enjoy the savings, the meals, and the health that comes with it. 1. Form a Seasonal Menu Fruits and...
  6. Blog
    I was sent an general email and one of the articles displayed was about senior discounts. I think it is useful information. Senior Discounts Keep this list - - - and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives. As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently...
  7. Kitchen Basics
      Add moisture: Maybe you've microwaved stale bread to soften it and found out this method doesn't achieve the best results. You can add moisture to it by spritzing it with water and re-baking it. One reader, Karen from Kansas, shares: "There is an actual formula for softening stale bread...
  8. Kitchen Basics
      Fajita mix 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons sugar 1-1/2 tablespoons chicken or beef bouillon granules/powder 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon crushed red...
  9. Kitchen Basics
      Create boundaries: Eliminate or set a limit on unhealthy and processed foods. This will make most takeout meals unappealing. One reader, Arlene from New York, shares: "The 'Fast Food Nation' and 'Supersize Me' documentaries had a tremendous impact on my family. I have not used any of my...
  10. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi all! I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. My husband was laid off two times in 3 years and after that scary experience, I've decided to really cut expenses where I can so we have more wiggle room should something happen again. We are a family of two adults, two teens, a 10 yo boy...
  11. Pets
    I have been watching this pet food recall for over a week but now it is expanding.........they are getting real close to the food I use. DANG!! People are getting the salmonella this time........... I am usually pretty careful about washing my hands......but not the dishes.......and while the...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    7 May 2012 Daily Food 7 May 2012 Daily Food Attempting to avoid the commercial prepared food industry as much as possible, over time I have chosen and prepared basic foods, which are palatable, nutritional, easy to prepare,simple,and readily available.The choices are not embedded in stone. I am...
  13. Blog
    May Food: Hotdogs Ground beef Hamburger and hot dog buns Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish) Salad dressing Chips Ice cream Popsicles Frozen pies Soda Bottled water Mushrooms Non-food: Party supplies (disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils) Grill...
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