Clay Balls and Hidden Treasure

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 the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time … [Read more...]

Save up to 25 Cents per Gallon of Gas or Win A Year’s Worth of Gas for 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 your card! You get three spins of the wheel and amounts vary between 5 and 25 cents off per gallon … [Read more...]

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

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 Divided Cannot Stand   … [Read more...]

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

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. OH MY GOODNESS!! This cake recipe will make you drool! The cake is moist and has a perfect crumb, … [Read more...]

Hamburger Quiche – Gluten Free

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 any gluten-containing items at her house next door). My son (he's 11) has learned so much in such a … [Read more...]

Homemade 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 fresh, raw milk from a very sweet cow to make this beautiful cheese.  He is able to tolerate raw milk, … [Read more...]

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

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 you have to make in a couple of hours. Today, we've found this great deal at Food on the Table for … [Read more...]

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway!

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 smell that permeates the house! Plus, it tastes good! :) We also use coconut oil in our homemade … [Read more...]

5 Kitchen Staples to Help Save Money

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. Once we realize this and begin doing as they did, we too will see our dollar stretch further. The … [Read more...]