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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. Frugal Living
    I had the idea to create a list for my kids of healthy snacks the can get when they are hungry. I want to put together a master list to tape to the fridge so they can refer to it for ideas. Here is what I have so far (please feel free to add ideas!). * Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges...
  3. Frugal Living
    I need healthy ideas for snacks. What are some healthy easy to eat while working school snacks? If you want to read the longer version of my question with many more question then continue. Lunch will be about 6 hours after she eats breakfast. SO the teacher allows snacks to be brought to...
  4. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I'm making up a cooler or snacks for a friend due any day now with her first baby... they all need to be freezable! I have one day to do this, LOL, so I thought I'd ask you guys if you have any favorite freezable snacks!
  5. Snacks
    Spicy Cajun Snack Crackers Recipe DescriptionA super tasty and spicy - frugal snack that's sure to 'spice' up any gathering. Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:15-20 min. Ingredients:~4 sleeves saltine crackers-(we use generic) ~1/2 cup...
  6. Meal planning
    I am going to start babysitting for a few kids this summer. Their ages are 8 to 10 y/o. I am looking for frugal meal and snack ideas, so I can start planning a menu. I knew you folks would be able to help me out!:chef2:
  7. Snacks
    (Chex) Peanut Butter Snack Mix Recipe DescriptionAnother easy-to-make Chex mixture. Peanut butter lovers will like this one! Original recipe by Holly Clegg. I clipped the recipe from a newspaper supplement. Preparation Steps:I lined a jelly roll pan with Reynolds Wrap RELEASE...
  8. Snacks
    Healthful "GORP" Snack Recipe DescriptionMy registered dietician friend makes this for her kids. Preparation Steps:Gather all the ingredients together. Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:5 min Ingredients:5 c Cheerios 1 c dry roasted peanuts 1 c almonds 2 c...
  9. International recipes
    Mexican Snack Squares Recipe DescriptionMexican snack food Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:1 to 2 hours Ingredients:Ingredients: 16 ounces Refrigerated Crescent Rolls 16 ounces refried beans 1 cup sour cream 1 Envelope taco seasoning...
  10. Freebies
    Complete the short survey and the first 50,000 entrants will receive a FREE California Almonds tin! You will receive your almond snack tin in 6-8 weeks. http://www.myalmondtin.com/ Thanks for completing the survey, we appreciate your feedback! You will receive your almond snack tin in 6-8 weeks.
  11. Healthy Cooking
    We don't have a popcorn popper and someone gave me this great tip for popping it. I put 3 tblsp of kernels in a brown sandwich bag with the end folded over a couple times and placed in the microwave for a little under 2 minutes. You want to stay in the kitchen and take it out as soon as you hear...
  12. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    DD5 is in kindergarten and requires an afternoon snack. She is and has always been a picky eater, I've had 3 others like it and they do outgrow it. She's in a nutfree, peanut free school. She doesn't like the peabutter. So I'm really stuck. She eats fruit, but it needs to be cut or she...
  13. Just Tips
    Well the SUPER BOWL parties will be starting early tomorrow I am sure. I have heard it said that this sunday is the biggest party of all including New Years for get togethers! I thought maybe some party idea food would be a good thing to be thinking about so here is some I thought of. Have...
  14. Freebies
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  15. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi all... As September looms in the distance and the prices of food continue to rise, I'm beginning to think about how I pack lunches a little differently. I'd like to be able to send the kids with more homemade snacks, but I have two rules: 1) They can't be made with lots of sugar 2) They...
  16. Freebies
    http://www.goody2chews.com/ [email protected] email for sample
  17. Frugal Living
    I was thinking about making "snack" coupons for the kids... give them a specific amount of coupons per week for snacks. Make a chart of how many coupons each snack costs, (fruits, vegies and other healthy snacks would cost one coupon; "unhealthy" snacks like chips, cookies, etc would cost 2 to 3...
  18. Question and Answer
    Mine is good old fashioned organic air popped popcorn that I buy in bulk from my health food store. The cost is .99 lb. Then I buy a 26 oz bag of Redmond Real Salt for $4.99 when it goes on sale. It's unrefined and has 50 plus trace minerals in it....iodine included:-) Then instead of using...
  19. Freebies
    http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid42840.aspx I noticed that Walmart is "running out" of samples now, so get it while it lasts!
  20. Kitchen Basics
    ok, rather than complain about prepackaged foods (sorry about that!), i'd like to try to be resourceful and share/see what ya'll have to share. what snacky foods do you make at home that you crave? (think stuff like chips, candies, etc.) One thing I crave "once a month" is chocolate :D So I...
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