Monthly Archives: February 2017

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After posting about giving homemade preserves as gifts I had a request for my Peach-Raspberry Jam recipe. 2 cups seedless raspberry puree (from about 4 to 4 1/2 cups raspberries) 2 cups finely chopped peaches 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 … Continue reading

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Frugal Gift Giving

This week I had two gift giving occasions; my friend Kira moved into a new apartment, and I took a hostess gift to Jerry & Monika’s when they hosted a Bible class. For both occasions I went shopping in my pantry, … Continue reading

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Book Report #4

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey In 1984 I purchased a brand new car. I took out a 60 month loan. An aversion to debt was instilled in me from childhood. I wanted to pay the loan off as soon … Continue reading

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Book Report #3

I took World History my junior year in high school. The only thing I can remember is that the teacher, Mr. Bogle, got a lot of flack from parents for displaying a Nazi flag in his classroom.  I don’t remember learning about Hitler’s … Continue reading

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New Recipe #4 Zucchini Bread

When the harvest was in full swing last summer I stored 11 packages shredded zucchini. My intention was to use them in my “go-to” recipe for Chocolate Zucchini bread. With my resolution to try 52 new recipes I took advantage of my stockpile to … Continue reading

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Pantry Challenge Update

Readers, Thanks for watching as I eat down the stockpile of foods in my pantry and freezer. If I weren’t reporting to you on a regular basis I wouldn’t be as mindful of accomplishing my goal. I did finally empty, … Continue reading

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Thrifted Cleaning Supplies

I recently bought toilet bowl cleaner at the thrift store. It may be a lifetime supply for me but at $5.99 for three bottles it was just 50 cents more than I usually pay for one bottle. As I put my new … Continue reading

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