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crock pot

Healthy Crockpot Meals

I love my crock pot!  It helps me make good food with little effort and even less time.  My mother-in-law once told me it used to be called the “working mom’s best friend.”  I’d say it’s just the mom’s cooking best friend, period. My problem with crock pot meals is that they can often involve […]

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resolutions

Getting Tough for 2014!

I normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I’m a list-/goal-oriented person, but never really stick with them. But this year, it seems a natural point to make some changes. While going through our 2013 paperwork for taxes, I have made the decision to really focus on couponing and reducing our family grocery budget. I actually taught classes […]

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Popcorn

Home-Made Bagged Popcorn!

I don’t know about you, but my family goes through a TON of popcorn. We love it. My father-in-law got me one of those counter-top movie popcorn makers one Christmas because he knew I love it so much. While living in Italy, we were quite a way from the commissary, and as fast as we […]

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Apple

Making Apple Butter

My friends and I got together this fall to make apple butter.  It was my first attempt at this homemade, crafty thing, so I didn’t know if it would turn out.  But I’m so glad I did it!  It was fun to do something I never thought I could do, to spend time with my […]

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