Fall Cooking

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It seems like during the fall months we do a lot of cooking. I'm not sure if that is because the weather is cooling down, the holidays are approaching or a little of both. Never the less cooking all those yummy fall recipes can get expensive! Whenever possible I like to save as much as I can on my cooking expenses. I've put together a list of ways you can save on your fall cooking this year. 5 Ways to Save on Fall Cooking 1. Use Coupons! - This should probably go without saying but please do not forget to use your coupons! During the next few months you are going to see a lot of items you will use during the holidays go on sale. Combining the grocery store sales along with your coupons can save you a nice amount of money. Keep an eye out for canned foods, baking supplies, turkey, ham and much more. 2. Price Match - Some grocery stores will have some terrific deals during the fall and holiday season. However, it might not be your grocery store of choice. Places like Wal-Mart offer … [Read more...]

Back To School Snack Ideas

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School will start back August 19 here ,and I am looking for some healthy snacks for my daughter.She is a senior in high school however she still loves a snack in the afternoons. Filled Sugar Cones: Fill sugar cones with chopped apple, raisins, and mini marshmallows for a fun and easy after school snack! eMeals.com has some great plans to pick from for all meal plans from breakfast, dinner, clean eating, you name it they most likely have it.New eMeals.com members can print out a 31 day snack calendar. I printed this off and put it on my refrigerator. You can also get a discount using  the discount code SCHOOL15 for 15% off any new eMeals subscription. Pretzel Stacks: Stack small pretzel twists, peanut butter, banana slices, and mini chocolate chips into a tower for your kids to enjoy a fun snack! These snacks look like you made them with love and you will also probably be considered a cool mom for being so crafty.I was not the cool mom. I was the most uncrafty … [Read more...]

Back to School Calendar with 31 Days of Snacks

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eMeals.com provides healthy meal options and meal plans.I know you always see me raving over the cool food recipes.Check this out, you can get a awesome printable with if you have an account with eMeals. I just printed out my 31 Healthy Snack Calendar.I really need to work on my weight and the crackers and chips I have been snacking on will not help me out.I am hoping to visit Curacao next May so I need to eat a little better and drop some pounds.eMeals has all sorts of meal plans available you should check them out.You will get a weekly meal plan emailed and also give you a grocery list and the recipe to make the meals. How simple is that? Look at these healthy snack options below: Nutella Grahams: Dip graham crackers in chocolate hazelnut spread and sprinkle lightly with wheat germ. Serve with milk for a little calcium and extra dairy for the day!   Designer Turkey Sandwich: Create a unique turkey sandwich with cinnamon raisin bread, deli turkey slices, cream cheese and … [Read more...]

eMeals Back To School

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eMeals.com has you covered with all meal plans. Back to school routines can be hectic.I work full time and I am normally out the door before my daughter leaves for school.Luckily she is old enough to take care of herself now.She is at that age where she does not need momma like she used to. eMeals.com is giving you a one week free sample of how eMeals works. Check out this awesome eMeals PDF printable. This printable is a one week lunch menu.You also get a cool check list,and printable lunch notes. Why not try out eMeals.com for a month and see how you like it. Use discount code SCHOOL15 for 15% off What is eMeals? eMeals is a comprehensive meal planning resource that helps provide healthy and delicious meals for busy families and individuals. Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey and highlighted in the Oprah Winfrey blog, the eMeals weekly dinner and/or lunch plans include grocery shopping lists and recipe instructions that are simple and easy to follow. For as low as … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cake Desset

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  If your like me, your favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pies!! I probably eat at least 2 whole pumpkin pies by myself over the holiday season. I smother them in cool whip and go to town. Yum!! So you can imagine how extremely excited I was when I met my husband and his mother made this pumpkin dessert. She still only makes it for holidays, but it has cake in it, which is my cue to make it any time of the year. Which I do, often! I will warn you it is soooo addicting!! Here is what you will need. (I will also warn you, I've been told I cook like a southerner (whatever that implies) but I do NOT measure or time anything!! So while I have the exact measurements for this recipe, yours may look a little different than my pictures, because I just throw in whatever I feel is close enough or the right amount.) 29oz can of pumpkin (I use (2) 15oz cans, a little extra pumpkin, who notices, lol) 12oz can of evap. milk 3 eggs 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp of … [Read more...]

Orange Banana Smoothie Pops

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How do you like all these great Popsicle recipes today?I love them and I love they are all healthy for me. I have been eating way to many unhealthy treats in the afternoons after I get off work. I am so glad eMeals shared all these wonderful recipes.Make sure you also check out the Watermelon Popsicle , and the Strawberry Freeze Pops. Delicious Orange Banana Smoothie Pops Ingredients: 1 container (7-ounce) Greek yogurt 2/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate 2 bananas 1-tablespoon lime juice Directions: 1.    Puree one Greek yogurt, thawed orange juice concentrate, bananas, and limejuice in a blender. 2.    Pour into your mold of choice. To release pops, dip molds into hot water until pops loosen and slide out. If using cups, peel away paper.   … [Read more...]

Yummy Strawberry Freeze Pops

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Another yummy treat from eMeals. I love summer and the awesome treats that I can make . I get my strawberries from a local farmer that has the sweetest strawberries ever. Yummy Strawberry Freeze Pops Ingredients:
 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
 1-cup plain yogurt
 1/2 cup granulated sugar Directions: Puree the ingredients in a blender. Pour into your choice of mold and freeze until hardened. You can not go wrong with eMeals. They have the best meal planning ideas and simple recipes to make. … [Read more...]

Homemade Watermelon Popsicle Recipe

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I can not stress enough why I love eMeals. I love all the easy meal plans and all the cool recipes they send out. If you sign up for eMeals you will get the same benefits as I do each week. Simple Watermelon Pops: Ingredients:
 4 cups watermelon, seeds removed, cubed Directions: Puree Watermelon in a blender.  Pour into your choice of mold and freeze until hardened. Honestly how simple is this Watermelon Popsicle? Simple and no extras that our body does not need. … [Read more...]

Vegetable Season Printable Chart

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Make sure you print out this awesome vegetable season chart. You can keep it on your refrigerator for a reference of what vegetables are in season.eMeals provides a meal plans for all kinds of different types of eating.eMeals is the simple dinner solution for busy people who want to spend their money wisely and their time with people they love. eMeals is the easy way to be organized, have a well-managed grocery budget and enjoy healthy dinners at home. My daughter loves vegetables and fruits.We would love to have our very own garden.Our neighbor planted some fruits and vegetables and shares so much with us. eMeals will send you a weekly email with the plan you picked out. They have so many cool plans. You can easily print off the meal plan with directions plus the shopping list.   Meal Plans Classic Meals Clean Eating Paleo Slow Cooker Simple Gourmet Low Carb Low Fat Portion Control Natural & Organic Vegetarian Gluten Free Lunch … [Read more...]

Gooey Butter Cake

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I love trying new recipes.A friend of mine shared her Gooey Butter Cake. I have been on vacation or rather a staycation this week. I have been doing the much needed cleaning. I thought about this Gooey Butter Cake and thought I should make a treat for us since I am home this week. Does this not look like it will melt in your mouth? [easyrecipe id="83267" n="0"] … [Read more...]

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