May 3, 2016

Coupon Deals this Week


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When Did you Learn to Cook?


(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


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


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


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?


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


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 […]

Easy Family Dinners


The concept of easy meal planning by separating, seasoning and putting together a simple freezer meal as soon as you get home from the store has been such a time savor. I’ve been bulk cooking for years, but I know […]

Sunday Worship Music


Worship is a means by which I express my awe, gratitude and whole hearted devotion to my Savior. What a privilege our praise team had in inviting others to join us as we worshiped together this past Sunday. 0411 Worship […]

How to Make Snowflake Crystals


Homeschooling is so much a part of our every day life, but I realize it’s not something I address on my blog very often. With our oldest child weighing in at the ripe, old age of 16, and our youngest […]