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Leftover Thanksgiving Fry Pan Meal

This recipe is frugal because it uses leftovers from you Thanksgiving meal. It’s easy enough for an older child to make. Leftover Potatoes: You will want to make sure that these are warmed when the pan-fried food is done. You can do this in the oven. Sweet potato is a good choice. Ingredients to put […]

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Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

If you’re lucky you wont need to buy anything extra for this, making it a very frugal meal indeed. Children who can use an oven by themselves will find this easy. Younger children can put the casserole together for you to bake. To make this recipe even easier, prepare it when cleaning up after the […]

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Baked Cheese Pumpkins

This recipe is great as a snack, or can be made for a Halloween. Children will love helping you make these, once they have cooled. 8 slices paleo bread 4 slicesĀ white cheese pumpkin cookie cutter Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (can be wiped and reused later). Place 4 slices of bread on the […]

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Berry Parfaits

I love Parfaits. I like to pretty them up for the children, to turn them into special treats. I put them into sundae cups for a nice treat. Or I use decorative bowls. I have real tea-spoons with long handles that I place in the cups. Berries are healthy and should be a part of […]

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Fruit Parfaits

I love Parfaits. I put them into the sundae cups for a nice treat. I have real tea spoons with long handles that I place in the cups to add just a little fanciness to this treat. Ingredients any type of fruit that you like, and you can mix and match them coconut cream flavored […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Slice Snacks

Apples are healthy and, when combined with other foods, make a filling snack for children to enjoy. Be sure not to peel the fruit, as this skin is the reason apples are so healthy. Sporting a good amount of fiber and vitamin C, this fruit also contains such nutrients as vitamin B-6 and potassium. Children […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 22, 2016.

Our Favorite Cheesecake

This is a favorite at all holiday and sabbat celebrations in our home. Everyone loves it, even though it’s not your traditional cheesecake. Anyone can make it, even a child. It is quick and easy to make, and tastes so good. This recipe is for two cakes, but you can halve everything for one if […]

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Candy-Filled Ornaments or Gift Tags

Whether celebrating Yule or Christmas, these ornaments will make good gifts hung from branches on the tree on Christmas Eve, as well as a nice decoration. They might also be added to a wrapped gift. The candy can be eaten once the sabbat or holiday has passed, and the ornaments refilled the next year. I […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Red, White, and Blue Parfait

A simple treat that can be used as a side to any meal, or a snack, or even as a dessert. And, they are great when served at Patriotic holiday tables. Small children can help with this one as well, if you cut the grapes yourself. Keep these in the refrigerator until they are ready […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Watermelon Stars

These snacks are so easy to make, and are great fun for children to help with. Be sure to do the cutting with the knife yourself, then set them to making the stars while you prepare the cream. You will need a medium size star cookie cutter, or a set of different size ones. Set […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2015.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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Banana Chip Trail Mix

Snacks for work need to be easy to grab. I don’t want to waste time in the morning, making something and packing it up. Trail mixes are good options for me. I’m always coming up with different trail mix ideas for this purpose. Dried fruits and seeds make up the bulk of my trail mixes, […]

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Patriotic Berry Parfait

I love berries and coconut cream, and this parfait recipe šŸ™‚ This dessert parfait can really be eaten any time, but is great for patriotic holidays. It will pack some nutrition into your holiday meal, as well as provide some sweetness without going overboard on fat and calories. This is a great recipe for children […]

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Fruity Trail Mix

I love trail mixes. They are easy to make, store, and to carry with you for a quick snack anytime. This is the latest combination of ingredients I’ve been enjoying. Ingredients sunflower seeds yogurt covered raisins dried pineapple dried berries banana chips dried apple slices Mix everything together in a bowl. Store in serving size […]

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Chicken Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. ChickenĀ and CheeseĀ Roll-ups Paleo tortillas ThinĀ chicken slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place theĀ chicken on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach leaves on theĀ chicken slices. Roll up theĀ tortilla and wrap […]

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Candy Corn Trail Mix

Children can make these easily. They make great lunch-box add-ins, good trick-or-treat gift to hand out to the children you know, or even great place markers for guests at a Thanksgiving table. Candy Corn Trail Mix 1/2 cup candy corn 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup nuts, any kind 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 mix […]

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Turkey Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Turkey and CheeseĀ Roll-ups paleo tortillas turkey, leftover, sliced thin lettuce leaves kale/spinach leaves Place theĀ turkey on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and kale/spinach leaves on the turkey slices. Roll […]

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Apricot Trail Mix

Trail mixes are very easy to make. You’re pretty much just throwing a bunch of snack items together to make a single snack. These snacks are easily stored in snack sized plastic baggies, or even canning jars. They make great school and work lunch additions. They’re generally pretty healthy. They make great after school snacks. […]

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Holiday Trail Mix

This one is cheap when buy store brands and on sale with coupons, and is great for the holidays. Easy for children to make, you can put together a big bowl and then divide it into pint-size canning jars to give as gifts. This can also be sent to school in a lunchbox, or taken […]

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Autumn Trail Mix

This is good as a snack, and would be great as an addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. It is easy for children to put this together by themselves. Store in a jar or package individually for easy snack access. I use store brand items when possible to make this as cheap to make as possible. […]

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Quick Tip: Trail Mix from Leftovers

What with feeling the money pinch, I’ve had to make do with little food in the house on a number of occasions. One thing I have learned to do is to create trail mixes for snacks. First I get out aĀ  mixing bowl, and the plastic snack size baggies that I wash and reuse. I […]

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