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5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday (Frugal Friday)

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This post was originally published on November 25, 2010: The mad rush for holiday shopping begins. Retailers want your hard-earned dollars. You want a good deal — and something fun to give loved ones this season. You have to be the smarter player in this game. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you […]

Share Your Turkey Tradition

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Our family’s main Thanksgiving turkey tradition involves food. You might think it would be the actual turkey, but it’s not. Our menu is more or less the same each year, including foods that we eat only at the holidays, like Pretzel Berry, my favorite Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Recipe and these Turkey Treats. My kids love […]

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pies)

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Make your own Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch! OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. They are not terribly difficult and they taste SO much better than store bought. Don’t even stop in the grocery store bakery when you can make one of these babies at home. On Good […]

Plan for Simpler Holiday Meals

I’m over at Life Your Way today sharing tips on how to make easier holiday meals. From the post, As a child, I loved the feast days of the winter holidays. My mom cooked up a veritable storm on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I’d lie in bed listening to the mixer run, knowing that there was a […]

Busy Holiday Cooking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

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Looking for freezer cooking plans? After you download this plan, check out these other free printable plans. It has been a freezer cooking MONTH, I tell ya! First there was the wild hair I got to post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking over on Good Cheap Eats. Then there was the release of my book. And […]

Have a Plan to Save Money on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a mere three weeks away. It can be a costly meal to serve. But, if you plan now, you can save money. As I mentioned earlier, I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving dinner. How about you? Forget the candy, I say. Bring on the pumpkin pie! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, then it’s time […]

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip

Thanksgiving is coming! A peek at the grocery fliers tells me it’s true. I love Thanksgiving. It just might be my favorite holiday. Remember, I’m just here for the food. Last year I caused quite a stir with some of you when I suggested omitting the turkey from our Thanksgiving celebration. Well, I’ve been musing […]

An Easy Fall Feast (URS: Fall Favorites)

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Fall is replete with things to celebrate: cooler weather, changing leaves, and good eats. Here’s an autumnal menu to get you started. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. After the heat of summer, I welcome the cool nights, the chill that lingers in the morning air, and the lovely produce that comes with […]