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Yearly Archives: 2008

Budget Savers

Puppets Are Great Imaginative Play Toys

When our youngest was little he loved to put on puppet shows.   The couch was his puppet theatre of choice.  He’d hide behind it and then up, over the back would pop his two bear puppets and the show would begin. This year, my husband’s grandson is about the age our youngest was when he started putting on puppet shows. …

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Budget Savers

Thanksgiving on a Budget

This week Money Saving Mom and her friends at $5 Dinners and The Homespun Heart got together to create a series on how to host Thanksgiving on a Budget.  Today they’ve opened it up to their readers to post their budget saving Thanksgiving ideas. I grew up in Alberta, Canada and it wasn’t until we moved to the States 8 years ago…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

How to Make Bread Crumbs

Why buy those expensive containers of breadcrumbs when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost? Almost any kind of bread will work except sweet breads.  I save the heels of bread, the lone hot dog and hamburger bun left in the bag, bagels that have dried out, etc. and then a couple of times a week I…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Bean Soup in a Jar Mix

Looking for a quick, inexpensive Christmas gift?  The ingredients may already be in your pantry or if not, can be picked up on your next trip to the grocery store.  Here’s my recipe for Bean Soup Mix. You’ll need equal measures of each of the following (prices are for 1 lb bags): Pinto Beans  (74 cents) Dark Red Kidney Beans…

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Budget Savers

How to Cut Up Chicken Breasts

This week my Kroger has Tyson boneless skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb.  This doesn’t seem to be an advertised sale, but check your Kroger to see if they are running it too. Here’s how I cut up the chicken breasts to make them ready for use in meals.   Each breast provides several different cuts that can be incorporated…

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Budget Savers

Super Mom’s Household Tip of the Day #3

When making bread, the cooler the temperature of the room, the longer it takes for the bread dough to rise.  Rather than turn up thermostat, turn on the oven light in your oven and place the bowl of dough inside and close the door.  The oven light provides just that little bit extra warmth needed for the dough rise.

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Recipes

How to Make Homemade Eggrolls

Egg rolls are quick and easy to make.  And by making them yourself, you control the ingredients. For example, the oyster sauce that I’ve been using has this warning on the label: “This product is manufactured in a facility that uses Crustacean Shellfish, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Celery, Mustard and Sesame seeds.” Fortunately no one in our family is allergic to…

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Budget Savers, Sewing Tutorials

Easy, Inexpensive Pillowcases

My husband and I each like to sleep with two pillows.  So on our bed we have two king size pillows and two regular size pillows.  Most sheet sets only come with one set of standard size pillow cases.  Rather than buy cases for the king size pillows, I sew them.  Pillowcases are quick and easy to make.  If you…

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