Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

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Ditch the frozen pie crust and boxed pudding mixes. You can make a┬áHomemade Chocolate Cream Pie without breaking the bank. OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. Homemade pie crust. Homemade filling. Homemade whipped cream. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a few cans and boxes of stuff from […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

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You don’t need to freak out or go broke when planning for Thanksgiving. Keep your priorities and these planning tips in mind so you can host a great feast. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving is one of the few days when folks across the US take a break en masse to spend time with friends and […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take this intensive 2-week workshop to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

Freezer Cooking at the Holidays

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Whether you’re preparing part or all of a holiday meal, baking bulk batches of cookies, or simply putting up some easy dinners, freezer cooking at the holidays can help you enjoy the season more and save time and money. Orange Cinnamon Rolls It’s a known fact that freezer meals can help you in your day-to-day. […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

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Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of crumbs? And who doesn’t […]

Clutter-free Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

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Tired of giving gifts that become clutter six months later? Yeah, me, too. I’m on a mission to have clutter-free stocking stuffers for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. Stocking stuffers are one of the highlights of our […]

A Christmas Countdown Family Activity

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Are you looking for an easy Christmas Countdown activity for your family? I’ve gotcha covered with these fun printable activity cards! December 1st?! How did we get here? As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are devoured, our thoughts naturally turn toward Christmas preparations. Sometimes, however, that December 1st jumps us from around a corner and […]

5 Ways to Have an Easier Holiday Season

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As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.