Quick Pickle Dip Roll Ups: So Yummy, So Easy!

Quick Pickle Dip Roll Ups: So Yummy, So Easy!

Inside:  These pickle dip roll ups are a quick lunch or appetizer, perfect for days when it’s just too hot to cook.

Do you ever just need a quick and easy recipe for lunch or maybe to take to a party?

Of course you do!

There are some days when it’s too hot to cook anything, but you really don’t want another PB&J.  Roll ups can be a fun way to change it up a bit.  And you can make them out of just about anything.

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Over 40 Of The Best Easy Meals for Large Families

Over 40 Of The Best Easy Meals for Large Families

Inside: Tons of tried and true easy meals for large families.  Make meal time less of a chore!

Waaaaay back in the day, I was a young girl in 4-H.  My goal was to take every single cooking project.  I did well enough to compete at the state level more than once, and even won an “Outstanding of the Day” award there for my bread.  Which I probably work into more conversations than I should.

To this day I maintain that I learned more usable life skills in 4-H than I did from my school.  Which may or may not be true, I guess.  After all, I’m using the writing abilities I got from school right now.

Anyway, I have always enjoyed cooking and baking.  But those competitions are a lot different from creating a meal night after night.  Especially when you’re cooking for a large family.

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Secure Your Savings: Begin Meat Free Monday

Secure Your Savings: Begin Meat Free Monday

Being the frugal nerd of the family, I’ve wanted to try meat free Monday in our home for years.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have no interest in going vegetarian, or even having most of our meals without meat.  I simply wanted to find more wiggle room in our grocery budget.

Going meatless just one night per week helps the budget.  But convincing the Hubby wasn’t easy.  To him, supper is a chunk of meat with some sides dishes.

But I knew I could convince him.  And after years of compromises, we’ve found some meatless meals that save money without compromising on taste.

Let’s talk about some ways to convince your family to try meat free Monday so you can save on your grocery budget.

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2 Week Meal Plan for Early November

2 Week Meal Plan for Early November

When writing up a meal plan on Halloween, it’s important to resist the urge to write “candy” in every spot.  Tempting as that is, you’re probably better off taking a piece here and there and eating it in the closet like a normal Mom.  It’s called portion control.

I don’t want to start a political battle here (especially because I’d rather watch Yo Gabba Gabba than see one more election ad), but I think that it’s important to teach your kids about taxes using their trick or treat candy.

There, I said it.

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15 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes That Will Make You Forget the Turkey

15 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes That Will Make You Forget the Turkey

With so many delicious Thanksgiving pie recipes, how to choose?  All of these will be hits!

I didn’t realize that I had 36 million friends, but anyone who claims apple pie as their favorite can’t be bad!  Pie is the classic dessert that must end our Thanksgiving meal.  No matter how you protest to Grandma that you couldn’t possibly eat another bite, you know she’s going to cut you two big slices.

Now, you could stop at the store and get one of those boxed pies.  But I have a feeling that the pies I’m about to show you will change your mind.

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