July 29, 2016

How to Make Homemade French bread

May2

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Surviviving Unemployment – God Watch Financial Update

Apr30

I watch. I wait. I wonder. Some call it courage. Some call it foolish. I call it faith. It’s been a LONG year. No, honestly, it’s been a long 17 months. The unknown is difficult. On December 29, 2008, I […]

Easy BBQ Chicken in the Crock Pot

Apr29

There is a  Bulk cooking day in process at our house. Yes, it can be intimidating, but it’s SO worth the time. Where should one start when you no idea what to do? Easy  BBQ Chicken in the Crockpot With […]

Coupon Deals this Week

Apr28

For my Southeaster shoppers, Harris Teeter begins their triple coupon threat today. But I’ve specifically listed a FEW of the many coupons that you could all enjoy at your store of choice. With just a little concentrated time, couponing is […]

When Did you Learn to Cook?

Apr27

(my sweet daughter making her famous cheesy noodles) Don’t miss the comments on learning to cook…it’s fascinating to see the scope of learning. I just love hearing your heart on this topic. When did you learn to cook? Let’s be […]

Free Cookbook download: Emeril’s 20th Anniversary

Apr27

My weekly Tasty Tuesday features the best recipes the web has to offer, BUT an amazing cookbook from Emeril certainly doesn’t hurt. I just downloaded this free 20th Anniversary Cookbook from Emeril and it is wonderful. His cooking is a […]

Preparing for Vacation – Thrifting Style

Apr25

One of the benefits of living only a few hours from both the mountains and the beach is the easy access to simple, frugal getaways during the off season or even just a “daycation.” My husband was supposed to be […]

Sneak Peak at Tomorrow’s Coupon Inserts

Apr24

Life and schedules have been a little off kilter lately. When that happens, my couponing suffers, so I am hopping back on the savings saddle. See what coupons are being offered in tomorrow’s paper (regions vary just a bit). I […]

How Do I Keep Brown Sugar Soft?

Apr22

How am I at the bottom of a seven pound bulk bag of brown sugar and it’s still nice and soft? Early in my marriage, someone shared this tip with me. Last month, I happened to mention it to a […]

Food Presentation – Tasty Tuesday

Apr20

Food presentation…it’s something I know about, something I’ve studied,  something I appreciate, but something that is often on the low end of my meal making priority list. Seeing these elegant touches reminds me that when I take a few extra […]