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  1. Kitchen Basics
    We have taken to making our snacks and treats at home from scratch. My first question is to figure out if I am saving money--so how do I calculate cost per serving. Some of my ingredients I have had around for several months and I don't remember what I paid. All the cooking shows that center...
  2. Health and beauty
    What would be your must haves (for a complete wardrobe) for a stay at home mom, who sometimes needs to attend formal affairs, goes to church, works in the yard, garden & house, goes to the pool/beach occasionally (picnics) , and plans on an exercise program soon, in a 4 season area? I'm...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    A few nights ago, we wanted to have chicken alfredo for dinner. As the water was boiling to cook our box of Smart Taste pasta ($1 sale), and our pre-seasoned garlic butter chicken breast (purchased on quick sale for $1 a breast), was cooking, I made my very first homemade white sauce. And you...
  4. Cakes
    Spice Cake mix from scratch with other varieties Recipe DescriptionI saw someone couldn't find a box of spice cake mix. I make all my cakes from scratch they are cheap, healthier and best you control the ingredients. So thought I would share. There is a yellow cake version, and...
  5. General Chat
    where in food can I find this? is there any particular post Im wondering? Im looking for hm condensed soups, etc . trying to buy less cans since 13 yr old son is suppose to stay with fresh or frozen for his stomach. and budget wise Id like to make things in advance and freeze if i could or make...
  6. Blog
    This week has been very busy for us. Between work and tending to an ill pet, we found ourselves running behind in our preparations for Thanksgiving. We decided to postpone it until today. Or, maybe you celebrated a day early. We always make a large meal from scratch. This means we must work...
  7. Thanksgiving
    My mom alway did..however I think that there wasn't such a thing of boxed stuffing in the 70's? I just made my first batch about a month ago and I love it...I like it much better then Stove Top stuffing..My youngest son doesn't like it ...so I will be having both homemade and boxed stuffing...
  8. Frugal Living
    I just finished the book "Scratch Beginnings" by Adam Shepard. The book is sub titled 'Me, $25 and the Search For the American Dream'. http://www.scratchbeginnings.com/ Alone on a dark gritty street, Adam Shepard searched for a homeless shelter. He had a gym bag, $25, and little else. A former...
  9. Needle Arts
    :present:love this pattern, I cant wait this spring Im going to make this one for sure. sewing and embroidery. http://kerrimade.blogspot.com/2008/04/chicken-scratch-bookmarks-tutorial.html
  10. Cakes
    Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe DescriptionA from scratch cake that will make a perfect ending to a meal. Preparation Steps:Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grate 1 tablespoon zest from lemons, then squeeze 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons juice. Level of Difficulty:Easy Time...
  11. Kitchen Basics
    I'm working on making a master shopping list so that I can easily tick off what's needed with a quick pantry/refrigerator check before I go to the store. This will also make it easier to scan sale adds to see if we really use the items that are on sale for the week. I have a master menu already...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    I suppose you could call it cake, maybe a cookie. I wanted to make a cake today. and drag chocolate chips and cinnamon through it with a fork. So got the cake mix down(cheap-o) and ingredients and couldnt find any chocolate chips(aint got a clue where they are). Anyway I found a softsided bag of...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    Does anyone have a recipe for this as I can't get it in Holland but truly like it. At this very moment I am using my last package of chicken ST that I brought with me from the USA last November.
  14. Kitchen Basics
    I am one of the older members here and grew up with mom at home. We always had all of our meals made for us by mom, no convience foods etc... and mom also canned from June to the end of Sept. early Oct. non-stop. What I'm getting at is, my generation generally had thier mom's at home to take...
  15. Frugal Living
    So I bought a Kitchenaid Mixer Yes, I know they are expensive, but I have been saving my gift card to there forever. Plus I had the 20% off coupon. It only cost me 45 dollars in cash.
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I think I read somewhere to do this but today I decided to see what I could do. I took about 1/8 pound of spaghetti and broke it into small bits. Took 1 cup of white rice ( could use brown and cook a little longer ) 1 can of chicken broth and 1/2 can water ( small can ) and a package of...
  17. Just Tips
    I always have pages of computer paper used on one side or the one sided ads that come in the newspaper, so I cut them in half and in half again for scratch paper to use by the phones & the computer. Grandkids also use the backs of these same types of used paper to draw & color on. An empty...
  18. Kitchen Basics
    Well the month is over and here is how I did: I did not buy any bread. It was homemade or was left over from 2007. I made DH's lunch all but 3 days of the month. I made dinner with the exception of 4 nights, I was either ill or too tired and he won't cook unless he is "inspired" lol. I did buy...
  19. Food challenges
    Toile asked about a cooking from scratch challenge, and it got me thinking what could I cook from scratch instead of buying prepared.. While doing grocery shopping, I nearly picked up a 3 boxes of hamburger helper (that is about how much I need for my family), and realized that it would be just...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    I've been holding back for as long as I could...any :dust:pizza makers:dust: in the Village care to share their recipes? Pretty please? Recipes, tips & stories welcomed!!
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