Adding Essential Oils to Homemade Cleaning Products

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I love to make my own cleaning products.  The only thing is, they often don't have any real scent to them....that's one thing I miss about purchasing cleaners.  Or one thing I did miss, until a friend told me about adding essential oils to my cleaning products. My go-to All Purpose Cleaner (APC)  is really easy ...

Avocados are Awesome! #iloveavocados

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   One of the reasons I love avocados, aside from the healthy food factor, is that they are such a versatile food.  I was first introduced to  Avocados from Mexico when my oldest was an infant ...

Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf for Valentine’s Day!

Trying to create a Valentine's Day dinner menu? Here is a yummy (and low fat) heart shaped turkey meatloaf ! Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey 2 egg whites 1/3 cup ketchup (plus what you add on top) 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried basil and black pepper 3 small red potatoes finely shredded 1/2 cup red, green, or yellow peppers, ...

Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap: Turtle Cookie Balls & Chocolate Crinkles

Every Tuesday now through Christmas you will be able to see the Mavens of Money’s favorite cookies recipes. Ranging from long held family traditions to brand new recipes to old time favorites they will be given each Tuesday in hopes that you will try a few and love them too! And the best part?! You can ...

Amazing Chocolate Truffles

This week I wanted to highlight how cooking frugally can still be delicious. Here's a wonderful recipe for chocolate truffles I found several months ago. With the holidays approaching these would make great gifts or treats for Holiday parties. You need: 16 ounces of chocolate or white chocolate (you can use any type, I used Hershey bars ...

CrockPot Lasagne

Lasagna can be very difficult to make, but when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to share it! As a working mom, making delicious homemade dinners isn't always easy, so I love finding recipes that work for our busy lifestyle. The thing I hate most is the prep time...this recipe only takes 25 ...

Spooky Buddies on DVD September 20th

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The Buddies are Back in a Spooktacular Adventure!  SPOOKY BUDDIES premieres on Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Download from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 20th! For a goulish good time, catch Rosebud, B-Dawg, Buddah, Budderball, and Mudbud in their all-new Halloween-themed movie! SPOOKY BUDDIES continues the overwhelmingly popular franchise that features the adorable talking puppies, with action, laughs, and fast-paced ...

Kids Frugal Fun: Edible Play Doh

Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! This week we have 2 "fun" holidays that I couldn't resist-September 13th is National Peanut Day and the 16th is National Play Doh Day. So this week's craft is edible play doh using peanut butter. Since I know there are many ...

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 The world may not seem quite the same after you sample these cookies.  I'm totally serious.  I even found a coupon you can use to save on the Sea Salt purchase! Save Print Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies Author: Epicurious.com Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  15 mins ...

Frugal Eats: Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

  Each week Stretching Your Budget brings you a fun, easy recipe! This week's recipe is: Southwestern Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa INGREDIENTS 3 ripe medium peaches, peeled, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped serrano or jalapeño chile 1 tablespoon chili powder 4 bone-in ...