Clay Balls and Hidden Treasure

clay balls

Author Unknown A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man so he took the bag out of … [Read more...]

Save up to 25 Cents per Gallon of Gas or Win A Year’s Worth of Gas for Free!

Spin to Save up to 25 cents per gallon on Gas!  Or get it free!

Play the Spin and Win Game from Shell! I just locked in 25 cents off per gallon! Once you play the game, you sign up for a Fuel Rewards Card and have one sent to you.  You then take it to your local Shell station and they'll reduce the price you pay per gallon by whatever the balance is on … [Read more...]

*free* Kindle Books! America: The Story of Us Books 1, 2 & 3

America:  The Story of Us Book 1

We just downloaded these free Kindle books from Amazon.  Be sure to download soon, as Amazon prices can change at any time. Free right now! AMERICA The Story of Us Book 1: The World Comes To America AMERICA The Story of Us Book 2: Creating The West AMERICA The Story of Us Book 3: A House … [Read more...]

Mouth Watering Gluten-Free, Lactose/Dairy-Free White Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Icing!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free cupcakes

I have been trying various recipes trying to get ready to bake my sweet niece a birthday cake for when she and her family visit next week. I have had three recipes turn out pretty good, but not quite birthday cake quality. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and made up a recipe myself. … [Read more...]

Hamburger Quiche – Gluten Free

Hamburger Quiche with Avocados

With our son gluten intolerant, our menus have changed considerably around here. Our home is 100% gluten free now. The whole family is eating all the same foods....with the exception of my husband (who cheats at work) and my oldest daughter (who just won't jump on the bandwagon, but she does keep … [Read more...]

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese!

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Success!!  After a failed first attempt with a bad recipe, we made delicious homemade mozzarella cheese. This was so much fun.  Isn't this the most exciting and amazing thing you have seen today?!  It would be if you were my son and me. My son has gluten and lactose intolerance, and we used … [Read more...]

Menu Planning, Food on the Table…Free for life!

Food on the Table

Looking to menu plan?  We menu plan around here on a regular basis. Menu planning saves TONS of money.  When you plan ahead, you make up your grocery list and go in the store with a set list.  No more running to the grocery store at 2 or 3 in the afternoon to buy stuff for dinner … [Read more...]

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway!

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

GIVEAWAY UPDATE:  Our winner is Cindy H.  entry #99.  Thanks for participating in our giveaway!!   We're so excited to be able to offer our readers a chance to win a full-sized, 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil! We use coconut oil daily around here and love the … [Read more...]

5 Kitchen Staples to Help Save Money

pasta rice

Ever wonder how our ancestors always seemed to have food on the table even in lean times? When we are visiting the grocery store every week to the tune of hundreds of dollars, we long to know their secret. In fact it isn’t a secret at all. It is actually good planning and preparation on their part. … [Read more...]

Leftover Dinner Magic

stir fry

What do you do when a meal is finished? Most of us wash the dishes and wrap up the leftovers, but what happens to the leftover portions not eaten? Do they get consumed later or do they sit in the refrigerator until they start to smell and you finally throw them out? If you tend to do the latter, how … [Read more...]