Saturday, July 20, 2013

The best way to fix corn on the cob

Cut any silk at the end of the cob, leave husks on. Put in Microwave about 1 

minute per cob. Feel free to pile up, just turn after a few minutes. Husks and 

silk peel right off. I use the turned down husk as a handle to eat it. Makes a 

nice presentation. Put on a platter after husks are turned down and pour 

melted butter over top.

A big thank you to Charlene Donohoe over at NEW Hillbilly Recipes.
for letting me share her recipe.

Today's page of the day


It is a community page on Facebook. In their own words, "This page is 

designed to bring the Holiday cheer for everyone to enjoy throughout the 

year!" A big thank you to Holidays Throughout the year for granting me 

permission to share some of their posts.

Proverbs 16:3


Psalm 116:2

Best corn on the cob

Fill pot with water then add a stick of salted butter and 1 cup of milk.
Bring to a rapid boil.
Put ears of corn in turn heat to low simmer for 5-8 minutes

Thanks to My Honeys Place

Storage idea

This is great, especially if you are short on space. 

Thanks My Honeys Place   for the neat idea.

If you love to read...

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

I want to tell you about a site I have been a member of for several years. A place to swap books and CD's online. All you pay is shipping if you have credits or buy credits for $3.95.
You can get any kind of book from Bibles to romances to technical and more. 
It works like this... If you have books you no longer want, you go in and list them to your account by ISB #. Then when someone wants your book you print a shipping label and go to the post office and mail it. (You will have to pay postage). When they mark they have received your book you will get 1 credit to spend. Or if you are like me and don't have time for all that just go in and pre-buy you 2 or 3 credit. that way if you find one you want all you have to do is buy it. I usually get mine in a few days to a week or so, depending from where it is coming.
You can also sign up for their newsletter and flag what type books you are interested in. You won't miss any that way. They also have a wish list, if you are looking for a certain book, list it on your wish list. If someone posts it they will send you a e-mail asking if you want it before it goes public.
I just love it. I have gotten several Bibles and study books off of it as well as material to teach Sunday School.

Where to find toilet paper coupons

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Toilet paper is something we have to have, right? Why not save when we can. If you price match and use coupons you can get a pretty good deal. Here are some places you may want to check for toilet paper coupons.

You will need to look for a promotions, offers or coupons link somewhere on the homepage.

Other places you may check are....

(digital coupons you load on your store card)

(you can buy in bulk and sometimes catch free shipping)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mason jar tea light

What you need:
A clean mason jar, sand, either natural or colored, river rocks, a tea light, and ribbon for the top.

Place your sand in the bottom, center your tea light, sprinkle river rock around tea light on top of the sand. Finish off with your ribbon at the top.

These would be so pretty lining a sidewalk or for a wedding to line the aisle. Espically with color coordinating sand

Never buy refills for automatic soap dispenser again

What you need:
a butter knife, hand soap of your choice,
1. turn off your dispenser.
2. lift out refill.
3. GENTLY pry off the top.
4. Fill almost full with the soap of your choice.
5. GENTLY pop top back on and reinsert it.
6. turn dispenser back on

The Cheese Lovers eCookbook: 34 Easy Recipes with Cheese | mrfood.com

If you go to Mr. Foods and sign up for their recipe e-mail you can download a free PDF version of their Cheese Lover's cookbook

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes | AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com

These are great. Here is a few of the recipes that they have:

'Don't Be Cruel' Elvis Oatmeal

Grilled Potato Packets - Spend With Pennies

Sweet Hot Pickles

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Sweet Hot Pickles

1 gallon jar of Sour pickles
1 four to five # bag of sugar
1 small bottle of Tabasco sauce.

Pour the vinegar off the pickles. Cut pickles into thick slices ( chunks)
Put the slices back into jar. Alternating pickles and sugar.You may think its not going to fit but keep packing them. After all the pickles and sugar are in the jar pour the whole bottle of Tabasco over them. This is all you use. NO WATER or VINEGAR. Put the lid on tightly. I put mine in the refrigerator. Turn the jar every day for 7 days. First day lid up next day lid down so on until 7 days. They are very good and crisp.

Thanks to Hillbilly Recipes. & Teresa Savage Sullivan

D.I.Y....mason jar storage system

This is so neat, Thanks to  Poofy Cheeks for showing us step by step how to make this.

Go here for step by step instructions

This would be great for scrapbookers or your husbands shop

Crockpot Peach Cobbler


3/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

(I blanched peaches for the first time! I didn’t even know what that was 1 week ago.  It made it a lot easier to peel them, as it loosened the skins.)


Grease inside of  3 or 4-quart slow cooker.
 In a bowl, combine sugars, baking mix, oats and cinnamon. Stir in peaches and spoon into slow cooker.
 Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
 Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream!

Recipe Source: adapted from www.cdkitchen.com

Fried Oreo | Love Cook Eat

Best Salsa Ever

Thanks to My Honeys Place

Pineapple Cheesecake.

1 cup finely crushed NILLA Wafers
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 envelope KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained, liquid reserved
3 packages (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

MIX wafer crumbs, butter and cinnamon; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. 

SPRINKLE gelatine over reserved pineapple liquid in small saucepan. Let stand 1 minute. Cook on low heat 5 minutes until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add gelatine mixture, mixing until blended. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. 

ADD pineapple and whipped topping to gelatine mixture; stir gently until well blended. Pour over crust. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Store leftover cheesecake in  in refrigerator.

Copy Cat-Recipe-Same as Claussen pickles..

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This makes 1quart of
Claussen type pickles 
1 quart
boiled water, cooled
1 1/2 tbs dill seed
2 cloves garlic peeled and halvedpickling
cukes,sliced thick
1 tbs kosher salt
1/2 cup white vinager

slice cukes into jar. add dill and
garlic about halfway through
filling it up. Add salt and vinegar,
then fill jar to 1/8 inch of top with
the cooled boiled water. Put on seal and ring. Shake to dissolve
salt. Set upside down on
counter away from sunlight and
heat. Let sit 4 days each day
turn jar over..one day upside
down and next upright..let set upright 2 more days then

Cherry Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia | Coupon Clipping Cook

Ashley's Shadows

Ashley's Shadows

Click on the link above to go to Ashley's page. She shows you how to make all kind of hand shadows to entertain your kids with.

Saving Money on Groceries for Busy Homeschool Families | Free Homeschool Deals ©

Crazy Daze Designs: Budget DIY: Cleaning Foggy Headlights

Crazy Daze Designs: Budget DIY: Cleaning Foggy Headlights: For awhile now I have been very frustrated with the look of my car's headlights. Not to mention the fact that it makes it very difficult...

Fall decor cheaply done, but not looking cheap!

Candy Corn Cake | Created by Diane

Candy Corn Chocolate Cake | Land O'Lakes

Candy Corn Cake | i am baker

Candy Corn Cupcakes | Our Best Bites

Cleaning tips of the day-how to make em think you have cleaned all day

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Today's tips:

Is your husband like mine?
He invites someone over and doesn't bother to tell you till 15 minutes before they are due to arrive?
Here are a few tips to make them think you have came in from a hard days work and rushed to clean the house. LOL

1. Get your can of pledge and dust something right by the door. They will smell it when they walk in and think you have been hard at work cleaning the whole house

2. Put a few drops of essential oil in the bag of your vacuum if your has bags or the filter if yours is a bagless.  I love lavender or cinnamon in the fall. Just a few licks with the vacuum will make your whole house smell.

3. Start a load of laundry or dishes right before they are due to arrive.

4.  Leave a little pine sol or Mr. Clean with Febreeze in a sink of water in a bathroom you know your guest won't be using. or in the kitchen sink and let it out as they pull in the drive. :)

5.  Drop a few drops of that essential oil on the inside of your toilet paper roll. It will smell every time they pull it off.

6.  Wipe down the door jam with Pinesol or Mr. clean

7.  Spray Febreeze, not on any surfaces they may sit on it takes a few minutes to dry but spray it on the baseboards and around the door jam.

8.  Throw a few lemons or oranges down your garbage disposal

9.   Drag out your vacuum and apologize when they get there that you were in the middle of cleaning!

10.  Hide a few bounce dryer sheets in out of the way places, but keep these away from any pets you may have they can be poisonous to pets.

Have fun with these tips. And YES I clean my house, but we have all been there....A frantic day to busy to think and as you walk in the door your hubby says..."Oh I forgot to tell you_________will be here in about 15 minutes!"  If you had the time you would kill him!

Gearing up for fall baking and decorating

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Keep an eye out. Autumn is just around the corner so I will be starting to post good fall recipes and decoration how to's.

Things to buy at the Dollar Store...and a few things to avoid

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today's site of the day-Wild For Wags

This is a neat site that teaches you how to shop at Walgreens. She has a coupon database, a list of Walgreen coupons, weekly deals you will find and so much more. You can subscribe to her blog by e-mail or like their Facebook page. A big thanks to them for letting us share some of their deals and posts. Go check them out, you won't be disappointed.

Hot Fudge Pie

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all purpose flour.

Preheat oven to 350. 
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla and mix in well. Add cocoa powder, salt and flour and stir until well combined. Grease a 8" pie plate. Pour mixture in pie plate. Bake for 30 -35 minutes until center is set. 

Butterfinger Fudge - Crazy for Crust

Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
8 ounces cooked, diced ham
2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of potato soup
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix hash browns, ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese. Spread evenly into prepared dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly brown. Serve immediately.

A special thanks goes to  Welcome Home for allowing us to share her photo and recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Apple Pie Cupcakes

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced in to 1/4-inch cubes
... 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Juice of half lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 can (12.4 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls
whipped cream
caramel-flavored syrup

Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
In 10-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add apples; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, the cinnamon and salt. Cook 5 minutes longer or until tender. Stir in lemon juice.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix butter, flour, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and walnuts with fork or hands until crumbly. Set aside.
Separate dough into 8 rolls. Flatten each into 4-inch round; place in muffin cup. Divide apple filling evenly onto rolls in muffin cups. Divide flour mixture evenly over apples.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and tops are lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from muffin cups. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Serve cupcakes topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of syrup.

Thanks to Hillbilly Recipes.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This weeks free printable

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Free printables at http://www.freeprintablegifttags.net/

This week's highlight is free printable gift tags. 300 tags you can customize, download and print.

Examples are...

handmade by
Do not open till your birthday
Baby shower
and much more
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