I love Italian food, it is absolutely yummy! The rich flavors tickle your taste buds, and the pasta fills your tummy without breaking the bank. This Penne Pasta Bake Recipe is super easy, and you can feed a family of five for less than $5!Let's get started with this delicious recipe! Penne Pasta Bake Recipe with Caesar Salad Serves 6-8Supplies13X9 Ceramic Baking Dish Strainer ... Read More about Penne Pasta Bake with Caesar Salad
I have been on a crafting kick lately, and it got me thinking how practical crocheting is. Living in Indiana my kids need a lot of layers to wear outside playing. Of course, they need hats, scarves, and gloves to keep nice and toasty warm. Since I have been a crocheting machine, it made me think about how much more frugal it would be to make my children the hats and scarves that they need. It ... Read More about Crafting With Crunchy: Cute Crocheted Hats Pattern
I have been a wine oficianado for years, but I will easily admit that I don't have the most sophisicated palette or wallet when it comes to wine. The best wine to me is a wine that has an amazing in depth flavor that doesn't break your budget. I am not one to be able to spend even $20 on a good bottle of wine.I was recently able to try the 2010 Conservancy Crimson and Clover from Concannon, ... Read More about Concannon 2010 Conservancy Crimson and Clover
Meringue Cookies Recipe This Meringue Cookies recipe is my daughter's favorite cookie for the holidays! I have to say I grew up loving them to, and I didnt' have to adapt them too much to make them a great allergen free treat!Ingredients4 egg whites, room temperature 1/4 t salt 1/4 t cream of tartar 1/4 c. sugar 2 c. Enjoy Life chocolate chips 2 t vanilla Optional 1t peppermint ... Read More about Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Meringue Cookies Recipe
Italian Oregano Bread Recipe I have a great relationship with my bread maker because it lets me make lots of yummy breads like this Italian Oregano Bread recipe, that I normally would spend $4 bucks a loaf on. This recipe is my favorite to make when I make spaghetti, but it will go well with almost any Italian dish! Plus it's super easy to make!Ingredients:•Water (80-90 degrees) 1 1/2 ... Read More about Italian Oregano Bread Recipe
You can ask my husband, I am not the cook in the house so if I am going to cook it needs to be fast and simple! I came up with this recipe for Crescent Pizza Pockets when I had planned mini pan pizzas for lunch, but when I opened the canned dough I had bought it was bad. So I had to improvise, but I managed to feed my family for less than $0.30 cents per serving! Crescent Pizza Pockets Makes 8 ... Read More about Easy Crescent Pizza Pockets
I love applesauce, and my kids love the chunky variety so I figured I would give it a whirl. It's super simple to make, healthier, and, in the long run, is more frugal than buying even the generic brand at the store! This Chunky Applesauce recipe makes a great snack, a slightly sweet breakfast food, or even a healthy dessert!Before you get started it is always a good idea to read up so you are ... Read More about Homemade Chunky Applesauce Recipe
I will be the first to admit that I definitely need to practice what I preach on this Make a Change Monday. I am not a homebody by nature. By becoming more of one, though, you can help reduce your carbon footprint AND save money!When my husband lost his job two years ago, we needed to learn to stay home more in order to make ends meet. We didn't want our kids to really feel the pinch of us ... Read More about Saving Money By Learning to Stay Home More!