Homemade Marinara Sauce With Garden Tomatoes Recipe

I ventured into canning my own spaghetti sauce this summer. My recipe is similar to Connie's- although I cook mine in the crock-pot all day. My crock-pot yields 6 pints for canning. It is very easy to let it cook all day and then process in a water bath! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Each summer when gardens yield an abundance of tomatoes, I make marinara. Last year, my friend, Sarah, encouraged me to enter my marinara in the county ...

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Fashion Friday

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! The swap. ...

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VTech Ultimate Tips For Encouraging Kids to Read

Over the last few weeks we have been working on encouraging our kids to take part in a summer reading program. I have loved hearing all of your tips for getting your kids involved in reading! Showing kids that reading can be fun is one of the many challenges of parenting – especially during the summer, when school is out and kids want to play. VTech, creator of the V.Reader e-book for kids, asked TheMotherhood.com, an online community of moms, to provide their ultimate tip list for encouraging ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Produce?

The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat, Dairy and Beverage items and pantry items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! Produce prices vary by region and season. One of the ...

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Chutzpah: What’s with the Packaging

I was having a "I need a potato chip day." Okay, so maybe it was I need several potato chips. I grabbed a bag of chips, which I rarely do. I am a Pringles girl.  I got a homemade milk shake and I opened the bag ready to have an unhealthy, salty, greasy snack. I looked in the bag and realized how many chips weren’t in the bag. It was mostly air. This is great for my waistline but not my wallet. Why are we paying more and getting less? The packages are large but the contents are lacking. I think ...

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Reservations

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I think I may be losing my mind so I am not cooking. Yes, I have a gorgeous assistant but we all know what assistance can do for the cleanliness of your kitchen.  I put away my Once A Month Cooking for another couple of days. I will continue to use this method. I will start another week of cooking this weekend. I have to say so far we have really liked the easy to make recipes!Now if my husband would stop traveling for work we could enjoy more of them together. The reason for my departure from ...

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Total Pillow Review & Giveaway

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I spend many, many hours sitting in my office chair typing up deals for all of you. Not to mention my other job as a dental hygienist which is very hard on my back. Often times my back is very strained and sore. I placed a small pillow behind the small of my back in my chair, but that was not relieving the pain. I recently tried the Total Pillow and I am in love! This pillow provides the perfect amount of support for my back. The Total Pillow reducing slouching and makes me sit more upright. ...

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School Supplies Roundup With Store Price Comparisons

The back to school supplies deals are in full swing currently! In order to make it easy for you to find the best deals on the supplies you need, this roundup was created by Your Retail Helper. One thing you may consider is stocking up on the art supplies for Christmas time! Crayons and markers make great stocking stuffers. Plus they are great to put in donation boxes! Backpacks Staples - FREE Office Max- FREE Glue OfficeMax- .25¢ K-Mart - 25¢ Wal-Mart - 25¢ Rite Aid - 29¢ Glue Sticks Big ...

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How to Organize Finances

How to Organize Finances Photo S. Gustafsson My weakness in saving money is keeping track of finances. I am not very good at the accounting! I am happy to report that I did set up online bill pay this week! It was easy to do and I think it will help me stay organized. Below are some tips on personal finance organization. 10 Essential Tips on How to Organize Finances By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Keeping finances in order is a difficult task for many people. However, it does not have to be so ...

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Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

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How to Make Homemade pesto from basil This is how you make homemade pesto from basil . You will need to grow or buy the ingredients. I have four basil plants growing in my garden that all started from a small living herb plant from the grocery store. I LOVE basil! I have been using it in my homemade spaghetti sauce, on sliced tomatoes and mozzarella and in homemade pesto. How to make homemade pesto from basil Since my basil is plentiful, I have been making basil pesto and freezing it. ...

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