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Friday
Sep192014

Football Party Favorites! Feed a crowd on a budget 

Football season is here. We are what? Three weeks in to SEC games? 

I am not going to pretend to care about football. I can't. I tried. I can't make me. My husband can't make me. You can't make me. I just don't care.

But I love party food. 

So if you have a game day party or tailgating in your future I have some football party favorites to share! 

 

Buffalo Chicken Dip. This is a favorite at our house. Mine is Extra Blue Cheesy and features chicken cooked at home, not the gross canned stuff! 

Meatball Sliders with Pineapple Sauce. You can use homemade meatballs or some from the freezer section. But this is a really simple sandwich idea, sure to please. 

Taco Roll Ups. Back before our kid days Jason and I used to go to Chili's where I enjoyed the Southwest Chicken Eggrolls. Gimme a second... and let me reflect on that. 

Okay, I am back. I got a hankering for those just the other week, and I decided to put lean ground turkey, corn and black beans along with brown rice in a tortilla. It's not an exact replica by a long shot but pair it with my Cilantro Lime Avocado Ranch and it's like a little plate of happiness. 

Island Tacos.  This is an easy, easy, taco. You just throw some pulled pork in the crock pot and pile it on a tortilla with some slaw and peanut sauce. It's spicy, sweet and savory. 

Mini Chicken Pizzas  This is the easiest thing in the world. You will need about two cups cooked, shredded chicken, a jar of barbecue sauce, a can of biscuits and a little cheese. 

 

What is your favorite game day food? Tell me in the comments section below! 

 

 

 

Thursday
Sep182014

Homemade Non-Toxic Finger Paint 

My toddler LOVES to paint. So we go through a lot of finger paint. I learned to make all this paint for just pennies. 

Thursday
Sep182014

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Spice Pancakes

 

I have fallen head over heals in love with.... whole wheat flour. I love the color, smell and texture. I love the sweet way things taste after I make something using my new love, whole wheat flour.

A second love of mine... pancakes. But pancakes have long been my adversary. I cannot flip a pancake to save my life. If left on my own to make pancakes I will be left with a mess of a mess that is burned on the outside and raw in the center. Don't ask. I don't know why.

So my husband has become resident pancake flipper. This weekend I decided to try my hand a whole wheat pancakes and I came up with a recipe I am sure you will love.

It's simple and $2 (not counting syrup) makes enough pancakes to feed four people.

This is what you will need:

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cup milk (That's equal parts whole wheat flour and milk if you want to make more or less pancakes)

1 egg

2 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp stevia 

1 tbs cinnamon

1 tbsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Throw everything in a bowl and mix, mix, mix.

Preheat and spray an electric skillet or a pan over medium heat. Each pancake should be a 1/4 cup. This recipe yields 16 smaller pancakes. Cook until one side is bubbly and then flip.

Cover in syrup, or powdered sugar and enjoy!

What's your favorite fall breakfast treat? 

Wednesday
Sep172014

How to make homemade spider repellent with peppermint oil

I hate spiders. Not as much as my husband hates them. But they sure are not my favorite thing. But I started making this homemade spider repellent and I was amazed at how well it worked!

I want to give credit where credit is due, but I can't find the orginial source where I got this recipe. But the video above showes what I use and yes, it works. 

You could also put a few drops of peppermint oil in your mop water when you mop your house and that would probably help as well.

Do you have any homemade bug sprays? 

Tuesday
Sep162014

How I save cash on groceries- without coupons (Free Printables) 

Let me start by saying, I actually love coupons. I am not a coupon queen, by any means, but thanks to Laurie over at Passionate Penny Pincher, I have learned the coupon basics and saved quite a bit of cash. 

But I am not a faithful couponer every week. I know a lot of people who are and save a lot of money. But I have a few reasons it doesn't always work for me.