Monthly Archives: September 2012


Chicken Nuggets
I have set a new (rather lame) goal for myself.   I want to actually TRY some of the recipes I’ve found on Pinterest.   So perhaps the goal itself isn’t so lame.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I have to set it as a goal to actually accomplish it that is lame.  I don’t know.  Either way, I’m done with the lame, and I’m excited to try a few new recipes this week, and every week.  I’ll be pulling […]

Monday’s Menu Experimenting


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As it is the last Thursday in the month of September, I thought I’d share more quotes and pictures from President Abraham Lincoln.  Enjoy!     (photo) “Whatever you are, be a good one.”  (photo) “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” (photo)  “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” “Avoid popularity if you would have peace.”    (photo) “I like […]

Thoughtful Thursday




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Did I share this recipe with you?  I cannot remember.  If I did not, I apologize, and if I did already, I apologize! When I ended up with about 75 lbs of peaches (between my mom’s tree and my purchase of a bunch because I forgot my mom had a tree!), I had lots of peaches to use.  One way I used them was with this recipe.  If you want a twist on an apple pie, but still with that […]

Canned Peach Pie Filling


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Well, now that school is back in session, I’ve already received a notice from one of my children’s school that there has been a reported case of head lice.  Never a fun note to get.  Fortunately, all in my household have remained lice-free, but I like knowing there is a homemade treatment for lice available if I ever need it!     (photo) Affiliate links support Better on a Budget. Years ago, my daughter caught lice at school.  I remember rushing […]

Homemade Treatment for Head Lice


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Is it any wonder this man has gone down in history as one of the greats?  Here are some more quotes from him:     (photo) “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”   “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” “I don’t know who my grandfather was; […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Honest Abe