Tag Archives: Fruits
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Freezer Mix-Ups

What are mix-ups?  Well, to make a mix-up, all you do slice or chop fruits and/or vegetables for freezing. These will likely be different each time you freeze, depending on the available produce and the amounts. They are easy to throw together and place in the freezer for later use. This is a good way […]

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September Baking Day

I love September because it’s the month I start having huge baking days each year. I had one such day on the 9th. Mind you, it was still quite warm, and I rent a room so it heats up quickly. At this point, the AC is used to keep the temperature regulated on baking days. […]

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The Experiment: Saving Money by Not Using a Shopping List

If you read Try This to Save Money on Groceries and A New Way to Plan Meals, you know I was planning an experiment. I meant to do this before now, but the temperatures have been too low for me to walk from Walmart to work. Ordinarily I do the shopping then walk to work, […]

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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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Fruit Jars

Fruit jars are so easy to make. Start by rinsing off the fruit, and patting them dry with a clean cloth. Then prepare the fruit by cutting, sectioning, and whatnot. Make sure the canning jars are clean and dry. There are many fruit combinations you can create, or you may choose to have just one […]

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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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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Berries and Cream

In trying to come up with some easy patriotic recipes, I find myself concentrating a lot on berries because of their brightness of color. Fresh, they are the tastiest fruits to use. Try picking them on your own for the most affordable way to get them. Growing them is easy, or you can find them […]

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7 Better Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is an important meal, allowing for a nutritional jump-start to the day. Pack this meal with plenty of healthy food options, and a snack may not be necessary before lunch. By deleting the morning snack, unhealthy food options will not interfere with your weight management goals. Include a protein source, as well as vegetables […]

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Chunky Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is easy to make in a pot on the stove top. Use apples from the store, or those you pick yourself. This is a great autumn recipe, but can be made throughout the year. It will also make a great addition to an autumn or winter feast. I usually just use however many […]

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Quick Tip: What to do with Apple Droppings

Apple droppings are the apples that drop from the trees. These can be found in orchards, sometimes cheaper than those you would pick from the trees. You may have a neighbor who lets you pick them up off their lawn for free. Or they may be given away at food cupboards. No matter how you […]

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Feature Article: What is Juicing?

By Sheila Buck Juicing is a good way to obtain the raw foods you need everyday. Both fruits and vegetables can be juiced, but fruit juice may increase the levels of insulin in your blood. Juicing is quick, and a good way to add more healing foods to  a  diet with minimal effort . When […]

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Egg Cups

The girls and I enjoyed these when they were young. The ingredients were much cheaper back then, but they can still be found frugally if you wait for sales. These are made in the oven in muffin tins. Ingredients: bologna egg paprika cheese (I probably wouldn’t add the cheese now – 2/2017) Spray or grease […]

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Feature Article: What is a Vegan Diet and is it Really Healthy?

By Sheila Buck A vegan diet is a vegetarian diet that excludes meat, fish, eggs, dairy and poultry products. Vegans do not use other animal products including; fur, silk and other things obtained from the use of animals. People choose a vegan diet for health, environmental and/or ethical reasons. The vegan diet consists of eating […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29. 2016.

Snack Platter for a Crowd #2: Fruits and Veggies

Here’s another snack platter that I used to prepare for the daycare children. They always loved the snack platters I would prepare for them, especially when they got to eat them outside. Children don’t care if they share a platter with others. Few of them will even ask for their own plates. It is great. […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Snack Platter for a Crowd # 1: Meat and More

I used to do snack platters when I babysat during the summer months. They are very easy to create, and I would have the younger daycare children help me as much as possible. They had a lot of fun, and we had the platters ready and on the picnic table for the older children when […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016.

Can You Eat Healthy When Utilizing Dollar Day Sales?

Whether or not you can eat healthy while utilizing dollar day sales depends on what the store is offering up. It is always worth it to check the sales out, because you never know what they might include. Examples of Healthier Dollar Day Foods canned peas (2 for $1) Canned carrots (2 for $1) cucumbers […]

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