• Miscellaneous,  Quick Fixes,  Saving Money,  Thrifty Moms,  Uncategorized

    Thrifty Moms – Double Duty Household Items, Boost Family Income, Hidden Cash, No Cook Dinners

    Today was the first day of our new school year…2013-2014! We didn’t get to do a real thorough job with my family coming in from out of town for a visit, but we made a start and sort of went over this year’s routine, etc.  So I’m thrilled to have officially started our new year! Our tradition still goes on…. We always celebrate the first day of school — and so we devoured a chocolate cake that was snatched from one of Dillon’s discount shelves. What’s in store… For all you thrifty moms out there… this post is meant to spark some creativity of your own…so do share your OWN…

  • Quick Fixes,  Recipes,  Snacks & Dips,  Uncategorized

    Easy Delicious Guacamole Recipe

    Easy, Delicious Guacamole[/caption] If you’ve ever peeked on the label of store-bought guacamole, you’ll see all kinds of added ingredients that just don’t really belong there in Guacamole dip.  Our health is being affected with so many additives and preservatives. Does that mean I always fix “fresh” at home?  Sadly, no.  I’m lazy at times or in hurried rush with some other activity that’s going on…and so I grab those handy quick fixes at the grocery store. But…. just aiming to fix more fresh stuff at home and trying to avoid as much processed foods as we can…. even just half the time… can improve our health and help avoid…

  • Cooking,  Meat,  Quick Fixes,  Recipes,  Uncategorized

    Mini Taco Bowls

    Ingredients: 8 flour tortillas (6 inch) 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef 1 cup chunky salsa ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups chopped lettuce 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup Ranch dressing Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Warm tortilla in microwave Line each of 8 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Carefully fold back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in centers for filling. Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, brown the meat in large skillet; drain. mix in salsa; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. Spoon meat mixture into tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients. ]]>