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Frozen Fruit and Vegetables Make Frugal Sense

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Frozen Food Foundation, conducted a study that revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables are most often (or generally) nutritionally equal to – and in some cases better than – their fresh counterparts. For the study each fruit and vegetable was analyzed under the following conditions: frozen (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after 10 and 90 days of storage in a freezer) and fresh-stored (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after three and 10 days of storage in a refrigerator)Roasted Balsamic Broccoli and Mushrooms #frozenvegetables #easysides Continue reading

Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffle Breakfast Sandwich Olè

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are my own.

Waffle Sandwich Olè featuring Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, eggs, sausage, cheese and salsa butter #breakfastonthego #4morewaffles #shop

Sometimes I wish I could drive a little mini front loader into my kids bedrooms, scoop them up when their alarms go off and drop them onto the ground.  Nothing seems to wake them up!  Well, I take that back.  Second Son, who is a senior, gets himself up all by himself.  However, Third and Fourth Sons and lately, even Only Daughter, seem to have no ability to get up on time.  So we rush and rush through the morning with me calling out, “10 minutes!”  “5 minutes!”  “Your ride is here!”  “You are late…again!”  Thank goodness for Aunt Jemima frozen waffles, now with #4morewaffles. Continue reading

Basic Roast Turkey with Root Vegetables

I had the most interesting conversation with a Canadian friend the other day.  I said something about her celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving this week and she told me it wasn’t until next week.  I “hmmm’d” to myself and went home to Google it.  It appears she will be eating her feast a week after the rest of Canada…  Any-hoo, I thought I’d get a jump on the U.S. Thanksgiving by posting a roast turkey on our northern neighbor’s holiday.Roast Turkey with Root Vegetables Continue reading

Apple Walnut Rice Pudding using #SuccessRice

this post was written on behalf of Success® Rice

School. Sports. Lessons. Work. Family Time.  My day is full to the point that it can be overwhelming to think about coming up with a quick meal or dessert for the family to eat.  At times like these, especially now that Fall weather is here, I start wanting comfort food, like Apple Walnut Rice Pudding.  However, I need that comfort quick!  Thank goodness for products like Success® Rice!

Apple Walnut Rice Pudding that goes together in a snap using @successrice #glutenfree #SuccessRice #ad Continue reading

Simple Dinner: Barbecue Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwiches #RollIntoSavings

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

My kids are all about big flavors.  It doesn’t matter if I am making steak or beans, if the dish has enough flavor, they will like it.  With a big family like mine, I try really hard to make meals for less than $20.  It just isn’t feasible to spend oodles of money on big ticket food items for every single dinner.   We are big on budget meals…as long as they taste good.  It almost doesn’t matter what I serve, as long as it is tasty.

 Barbecue Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwich: a lot of flavor without having to spend a lot of moola #RollintoSavings #shop Continue reading

Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars

Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars made with a cake mix base

It’s a new week and my calendar is blessedly empty.  I still have regular things like teaching piano lessons, volunteering at my daughter’s school and church activities, but there are no extra appointments, no company coming, nothing!!  I feel so free!  I am sure that by tomorrow the kids will mention a few extra things they need me to do, but for now, in this moment, I have an easy week ahead of me.  So how do I celebrate?  I make easy meals and easy desserts.   These Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars qualify! Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Cake

I have had this recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Cake printed out and ready to be made for years.  I saw this cake with globs of apple pie filling in the middle and it screamed “MAKE ME!!!”  Like many of you, however, I printed the recipe and then it slowly made its way into a pile and then to a shelf and then was forgotten.  Then recently, I made up some apple pie milkshakes (and no, there are no milkshake recipes here, sorry), but I only used about 2 Tbsp of a whole can of apple pie filling.  Suddenly, I remembered this cake.  I dug through a few files, found it, made the cake and then promptly lost the recipe.  Luckily, it was only yesterday and my memory extends that far.

Apple Cinnamon Cake Continue reading