Holiday Menu Planning on a Budget

As the holidays quickly approach, we are all trying to fit in time to wrap presents, bake, and of course, host a Holiday Party, whether it’s just for family or a large get together with friends. All week long, we will be sharing some recipes that will be perfect for your Holiday Menu and help […]

Peppermint Bark: Gifts from the Kitchen

Happy Friday friends! We are back today with another Gift from the Kitchen. We have been sharing frugal ideas for homemade gifts, and today we are showing how to recycle a raisin container into a gift canister, that is perfect for Peppermint Bark or any of your favorite treats. The ideas are endless, by recycling […]

Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

During the Thanksgiving Leftover Party we wanted to have some small little sandwiches that the guests could enjoy while visiting with each other or while watching the game. These Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwiches are a perfect recipe to use up that Thanksgiving Turkey and the pile of dinner rolls that inevitably remain around our house after […]

Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen

Chex Party Mix has been a LONG time favorite in Doug’s family. My Mother-in-law, Marge, was very well known for her Party Mix, and used to make 5 gallon containers full at Christmas time. Even though nothing measures up to her Party Mix, I do use her original recipe and it’s always a hit! I […]

Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Dip

We have this on going fight in our house…Doug absolutely despises sweet potatoes. I think it’s pretty funny myself and was quite surprised when he suggested we make some Sweet Potato Fries for the Thanksgiving Leftover Party. Doug really can’t even stand the smell and won’t even touch any dishes that have sweet potatoes in […]

Deep Fried Stuffing

Stuffing is one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, however I’ve not been very creative with the leftovers in the past. When Doug and I were planning the Thanksgiving Leftover Party, we were talking about how we could make-over stuffing, besides including it in the Turkey Casserole. Doug mentioned he thought it would be cool to […]

Thanksgiving Dinner for under $40

Have you shopped for Thanksgiving yet? Walmart recently challenged the Walmart Moms to shop for everything we would need for Thanksgiving Dinner and spend less than $40. We created a short video sharing our shopping experience… Pretty good huh? Here is what we bought… Turkey {19 1/2 lbs}  $14.50 Potatoes  $3.77 Gravy   $.98 Yams […]

Cooking with Cranberries: Cranberry Relish Recipe

Last week we talked about some great uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice, another ingredient that is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are Cranberries. Now although I grew up thinking that cranberries at Thanksgiving came from a can, {and I still really like them} cooking with cranberries is easy and can be […]

Homemade Cheese Ball: Gifts from the Kitchen

Happy Friday my friends! I’m excited to kick off this new series, Gifts from the Kitchen! Each week, Doug and I will share with you recipes and gifting ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Last year, I shared Homemade for the Holidays, and had such a good time with it, that I thought it would […]

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