Pumpkin Fritters

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

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 way these pumpkin fritters make a delicious treat. They are a yummy side dish, or roll them in cinnamon sugar to enjoy as an afternoon snack or for breakfast. […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes Made From Scratch

Stack of delicious pumpkin pancakes. Perfect for Fall Breakfast.

  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I love all things pumpkin… particularly in the fall. As soon as the temperatures start to drop I’m ready for pumpkin soup, pie, pumpkin spice lattes and the likes. We also make pancakes quite often. My husband and I take turns making up […]

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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.

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 won’t believe the difference it makes. One of my favorite things about homemade pumpkin puree (aside from the taste), is that you can make and freeze a big batch […]

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Oven Barbecued Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken - quick and easy dinner.

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, but also makes for great leftovers. You can also do the same thing with thin pork chops. Just as tasty and easy to make. 3 pounds chicken legs &/OR […]

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Simple Snack Ideas

Great snack ideas for hungry kids. Good for you and your wallet.

Ants on a Log:  Take clean celery sticks and cut them into 5 or 6 inch lengths. Spread peanut butter down the center of them, and then lay raisins on top of the peanut butter. This is a favorite of my kids. Snow on the Chimney:  Similar to the one above, except you use cream […]

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Lemon-Peppered Chicken

A simple roasted chicken dish seasoned with lemon and pepper.

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 cook up the whole bird for a pretty presentation. Personally I prefer mine quartered. This makes quite a bit of chicken. I serve it with rice and vegetables the […]

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Sunshine Pudding

A baked custard made with sweet potatoes, carrots and orange juice.

There was a recipe that my mom made. It was custard-y, and it was made with orange Kool-Aid,orange juice and sweet potatoes and carrots.I believe it was called ” Sunshine Pudding,” and it was in a diet cookbook. I cannot find it anywhere.Can you help? This is a great childhood memory for me,and my mom […]

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Frugal Fabric Softener Alternatives

Doing laundry with fabric softener alterntatives.

An easy way to save on laundry is to skip fabric softeners and dryer sheets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have nice, fluffy laundry and sheets that don’t cling to each other. The trick is to use some of these reusable alternatives. Aluminum Foil Balls This couldn’t be simpler. Go grab the heavy duty […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Yummy biscuits or scones made with cinnamon and raisins and drizzled with frosting.

Here’s a great recipe for some cinnamon raisin biscuits… or call them scones if you’d like. We love these for a special weekend breakfast, or with an afternoon cup of coffee. The frosting is of course optional. Half the time I skip it and the pastries are just as tasty on their own. My husband […]

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