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Yearly Archives: 2010

Budget Savers

Gardening Success – Our First Strawberries

Last year for Mother’s Day, Dave and our son gave me four strawberry plants which I transplanted into one of our square foot gardens in the backyard.  Now according to Mel Bartholomew’s book, All New Square Foot Gardening, you shouldn’t allow the shoots to take root because they sap the energy from the mother plant.  So throughout the spring, summer…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Freezer Cooking Days – The Final Results

I’ve already posted the Freezer Cooking Days results for Saturday and Monday.  But I thought I’d make one more post this evening to show how the combination of having a well stocked pantry and cooking and freezing ahead helps to get supper on the table in a hurry and also how you can incorporate freezer cooking into your every day…

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Monday Baking for Freezer Cooking Days

Our son is on the Senior High Student Council and they are planning a bake sale at school this week to raise funds.  Things that can be sold individually for 25 or 50 cents a piece work best for this kind of bake sale.  He’s claimed the baking of cupcakes.  So that leaves me with baking some cookies for the…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

SuperMom’s Bran Muffins

I love bran muffins, but I’ve been trying to eliminate as many processed foods from our diet as possible and most recipes for bran muffins call for some kind of bran cereal.   After searching on-line for different recipes, I borrowed a little from this recipe and a little from that recipe and I came up with a recipe of my…

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Budget Savers

Saturday Finishes for Freezer Cooking Days

WOW, what a long day it’s been!  It was 1 am before I had everything in the freezer, the dishes done and the kitchen cleaned.   Thank goodness for a wonderful teenage son who came to the rescue by drying dishes while I washed. The bread took much longer to rise today that it usually does and that threw my schedule…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Freezer Cooking Days

WOW, it’s been two months since I last posted.  It’s definitely time to do some catching up. I’ve got some projects that I’ve been working on and hope to get those posted over the next little while. But in the meantime, Crystal over at MoneySavingMom and Jessica at LifeAsMom are once again hosting their freezer cooking days and since I’d…

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