Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash Fries

Oh my, these are SO good. I originally made them last year trying to come up with some healthy snacks for my kids and ended up eating nearly the whole pan by myself. They’re easy, healthy, frugal, and take advantage … Continue reading

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“Cupcake” Theme Birthday Party

We put on a cupcake themed party for my daughter Samantha on her first birthday. It was cute, frugal, fun, and very easy. My kind of party! ­čÖé I did some looking online for ideas and inspiration, but it was … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ… FULL of Grace AND Truth! The Rest of Us… Not So Much.

I’ve been thinking about this topic for quite a while, especially since going on my personal retreat some months ago. It seems that many (or all) conflicts are due to a lack of Grace and/or Truth. Believers and unbelievers alike … Continue reading

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Mmmmm… Spaghetti Pie

I made this last night for dinner. Forgot to take a picture. I came across the recipe when trying to figure out what to do with a batch of spaghetti that I slightly overcooked. Only note of caution: do NOT … Continue reading

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Buying in Bulk

This is part of the┬áSaving Money on Groceries series. Some people love it, some people hate it. I have one friend who nearly refuses to buy anything that’s not at Costco because he doesn’t like to spend the time and … Continue reading

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Making Pumpkin Molasses Cookies With the Kids!

This might become a tradition. We’ll see! I wanted to find a quick and easy craft or cooking activity to do with Jaron for Halloween. Plus, this is a good opportunity for Jaron to work his kindness and generosity skills … Continue reading

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Making the Most of a Chicken

It’s one of my favorite frugal meals: roasted chicken that can be used for at least 3 meals, usually more. Lots of people recommend it. I avoided it for a long time (raw chicken is gross) but I’m a pro … Continue reading

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