Category Archives for Recipes

Homemade Brown Sugar

Here's a quick recipe for making homemade brown sugar. Just two ingredients and it comes together quickly. Great for baking.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I don’t use brown sugar very often. Mostly in baking around the holidays. And without fail that bag of brown sugar I bought months ago turns […]

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Poor Man’s Gravy

You don't need much to make this frugal white gravy from scratch.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This simple way to make a white gravy has been around for ages. You don’t need much to whip up a batch and it’s a nice […]

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Turkey Dressing Pie

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicious turkey and dressing casserole. My favorite dish the day after

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I’d share my favorite dish to make with the leftovers. We traditionally have this either Friday or Saturday […]

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Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies and a cup of coffee.

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Classic Hamburger Pie

Cast iron hamburger pie made with ground beef and mashed potatoes

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This is a very old recipe. Believe it or not, it has been around for over 50 years. It goes together quickly and makes a great […]

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My Favorite Meatloaf

A basic meatloaf recipe made with ground beef, bread, onions and carrots.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   If you are looking for a basic meatloaf recipe that’s just plain good, this one fits the bill. No need to add gravy, but I […]

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Pumpkin Fritters

Plate of yummy pumpkin fritters made with pumpkin puree, flour, egg and seasonings.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Here’s another great way to use up homemade pumpkin puree. Of course you could also use canned pumpkin if you don’t have any on hand. Either […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes Made From Scratch

Stack of delicious pumpkin pancakes. Perfect for Fall Breakfast.

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Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Smoothie

Glass of pumpkin smoothie blended with frozen banana and milk.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. A few days ago I shared some tips with you for making and freezing pumpkin puree. Over the next few days I thought I’d share some […]

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How To Make Pumpkin Puree

Making your own pumpkin puree for baking pies, making soups and using in various recipes is easier than you think.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Have you tried making your own pumpkin puree? It’s a little bit of work, but well worth it. Use it to make a pie and you […]

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Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner

A simple kid friendly dinner. Frugal and always a big hit. Great for weeknights.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. 1 7 1/4-ounce package macaroni and cheese 1 pound ground turkey or beef 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1/3 cup ketchup […]

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Oven Barbecued Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken - quick and easy dinner.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Are you looking for something quick and easy to fix for dinner? I’ve got you covered. We love this recipe. The chicken is delicious for dinner, […]

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Lemon-Peppered Chicken

A simple roasted chicken dish seasoned with lemon and pepper.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This simple dish is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but pretty enough for company. Cook the chicken quartered to get it done faster, or […]

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