Pumpkin Tips

Pumpkin Tips: Preserving your pumpkin! Pumpkin patches are prime for the picking and all the grocery stores have their Fall displays set up. If you plan to buy fresh pumpkins this year, here are some tips you might try to help preserve them. Most pumpkins will keep from now until Halloween if you do not … Read more

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a family favourite for many. Not only is this recipe easy to make, it is also a frugal option and offers something different than your regular burger or pulled pork option.  When trying various recipes to find one my family would eat, we determined my boys didn’t like how “sloppy” they were! … Read more

Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownie This Brownie recipe is my favourite. You can add chocolate chips or nuts to the batter before baking as well, for extra chocolaty goodness and texture. 1/2 cup butter, Melted (in saucepan or microwave ) 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup … Read more

Homemade Oatmeal Mix

My Favourite Instant Oatmeal Mix      Ingredients (approx. 14 Servings): 6 cups quick-cooking oats 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup dried fruit or nuts, if desired  In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. Then store in airtight container in a cool dry place for up to … Read more

Make Your Own: Microwave Popcorn Bags

Do you love the convenience of Microwave popcorn? We are offering a healthier, more frugal option that is not full of additives. Why not try this frugal alternative, and know exactly what you are eating? It’s super easy and cheap to make. You can add your own seasoning and butter. See below for seasoning combinations. … Read more

Kitchen Tip #3 – Drippy Ice Cream Cones

Ice Creamy messes with the kiddos are pretty much guaranteed. One of the things most kids do not enjoy is when the tip of the cone gets soggy and starts to drip This tip will help with that drippy cone! Simply place a small marshmallow in the bottom of your cone before adding ice cream.  … Read more

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you find that chocolate chip cookies are so hard to make PERFECT? On the hunt for the perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip cookie, I realized one thing, all the recipes were using Brown Sugar instead of white sugar for “chewy” cookies.  I will never make chocolate chip cookies with any white sugar in them again. … Read more

“Let’s Go Bananas” Bread, So easy!

Banana bread, it’s one of those comfort foods I remember eating for as long as I can remember. Although banana bread is very simple to make, many people like to add some goodies to the basic recipe. Sometimes we add chocolate chips or even cocoa to make a Chocolate Banana Bread. Or perhaps you like … Read more