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vegetables to keep on hand

Six frugal vegetables to always keep on hand

We eat a lot of vegetables in this house, and we love to have a great variety.  Green beans, cucumbers, and summer squashes in the warm months.  Hard winter squashes, root vegetables, and greens in the colder months. My daughter goes crazy for beets, and we all love cabbage. There are six frugal vegetables that… 

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The Best Cornbread Dressing

    On Thanksgiving, if you gave me a plate just filled with my grandma’s cornbread dressing, I would be a happy woman.  Of course I love everything else that graces our Thanksgiving table (turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad, rolls, etc), but the cornbread dressing is what really does it for me. I’ve… 

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November frugal meal plan

November Real Food Frugal Meal Plan

I am so thrilled with the feedback that I have gotten the last two months that I have been doing these monthly frugal meal plans with printables.  I have been brought to tears many times this month from testimonials from mommas and daddies getting in the kitchen, cooking nutritious food for their families, and taking back… 

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weekly devotion

Weekly Devotion: Joy Stealers

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. Is there someone in your life that always feels the need to steal your joy? For some reason they feel as though that is their sole purpose in life. You… 

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Cheeseburger pie

Family friendly Cheeseburger Pie

Coming up with family friendly recipes that don’t take much time to make can often be challenging.  Part of my mission on this blog is to help regular families put a well balanced dinner on the table most nights of the week. This cheeseburger pie fits that bill in our house.  The only hands on… 

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Southern boiled cabbage

Southern Boiled cabbage: A recipe for all cabbage haters

A Note from Tara:  You know I love me some good ol’ simple Southern food.  Loriel, from Naturally Loriel, is sharing with us today a fantastic Southern boiled cabbage recipe, using one of my favorite cheap eats:  the humble cabbage. Make sure you check out her blog for more easy recipes, lots of cute chicken… 

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detox your laundry routine

Detox Your Laundry Routine

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. We often don’t think about the added toxic chemicals and substances that lurk in our laundry room.  If clothing and linens smell like that overpowering scent of detergent when they comes out of the dryer, we… 

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weekly devotion

Weekly devotion: Miracle at the Ocean

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise… 

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Automate to simplify life

6 tasks to Automate to simplify life

There are only 24 hours in every day no matter how we wish for more hours to squeeze in everything that needs to be accomplished.  We can’t make more hours, but we can make the most of those hours.  When life gets busy, I desperately look for more ways to simplify.  What can we streamline?… 

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One dish dinners

Eight delicious one dish healthy meals

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to help people get a well balanced dinner on the table despite cooking abilities, budget issues, and time constraints.  All of these one dish healthy meals take very little cooking ability and only dirty up one dish. Parents, rejoice!  For all of you out there who… 

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