Monthly Archives: April 2011


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This recipe is the result of me reading through some new food ideas, mixing up two of the recipes, buying the wrong ingredients, and making a compromise. I had a recipe that called for salt and vinegar chips, and was excited to try it, but then couldn’t find it again.  I bought the chips on sale for $1 and when I found the recipe, I realized it was NOT one I wanted to try.  Well, I can’t just eat salt […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Crunchy Chicken Bites


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As we bring April to a close, I want to share one last philanthropy idea that you can use as you work on your spring cleaning.  This may just be the very favorite one I’ve shared this month:   Stuffed Animals For Emergencies Only – SAFE www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org   Stuffed Animals For Emergencies (SAFE) is a 14-year-old non-profit organization run completely by volunteers (chapter members).  They collect items such as stuffed animals, toys, books and baby blankets to benefit children during […]

Thursday’s Philanthropy Idea – SAFE



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Thank you to The United States of Autism for sharing this thought:  ”   “I don’t think the worst thing that could happen to me is having a child with special needs. I think the worst thing would be to raise a child who is cruel to people with special needs.” ~ Matthew Mickelson Butman   And thank you to my Munchkin for her quote: “There may not be a cure for autism yet, but LOVE is kind of a […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Tolerance and Love




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This week is apparently going to be the week of experimenting (may my family forgive me).  5 of the next 6 dinners will be new recipes I’m trying out.  Wish me luck!!   Monday – *Sticken Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad     Tuesday – *Toss it In Pasta Salad, fruit salad   Wednesday – *Pizza Dogs, salad, fruit salad   Thursday – *Hobo Dinner, $0.31 baskin robbins ice cream   Friday  – Chicken and Rice Soup, bread twists   Saturday […]

Menu Monday




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I started craving peanut butter eggs, but here’s the thing:  I’m not gonna buy them and spend that kinda money.  Also, I’m not patient.  I was craving them and wanted them NOW!   Oh yeah, one more thing:  I didn’t have a lot of stuff on hand and wanted the kids to help, so I had to make this the simplest and easiest recipe ever.  Here’s what we came up with:   Mini Peanut Butter Eggs Mix together equal parts […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Mini Peanut Butter Eggs (GF)


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