Canning Peaches

Last week I canned peaches as I do every summer. If you have ever wanted to try canning, I wrote a guest post over at A Few Shortcuts on the process. Sliced peaches freeze well too! This is the perfect time of year to preserve fresh peaches for the winter months. Here are the Steps for Canning Peaches: 1. Firm but ripe peaches are perfect for canning. Here's a tip, Cling Free peaches are easier to can because the pit is easy to remove. 2. Wash the peaches properly and place them in ...

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less. I am still working and I know I have meeting until 5:30 tonight so I am putting together the easiest meal available. I take a whole chicken and wash it. Dry it with paper towel Place olive oil on the skin Literally throw in 1 cup of chicken broth, some carrots, celery, ...

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Ask an Employee/ Employer: Can you work with a friend?

I think one question that is asked more than any other is "How do you work with a friend?" I actually think it has its benefits and hardships. I am going to go over the hardships first. There is a lot more at stake if it doesn’t work out. You could end up finding your friend is a great friend but horrible co-worker.  You could find out that your friend isn’t really a friend. The worst is you could lose a friend over work. You have to set real boundaries and be up front in your expectations. You ...

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Tips for Saving on Auto Insurance

I have been with the same insurance company since I was 16. I receive multiple discounts since we have several policies and I have been a long term customer. Even if you have been with the same company for awhile, it is always good to go over your policies. I know we will need to make changes soon since my husbands truck is nearing the end of its life! Stay on the Road With The Cheapest Auto Insurance by: Mrs. Not Made of Money Finding the best deal on car insurance can be challenging. ...

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Madame Deals Good Buy Price List

Over the last few weeks I have been posting my Good Buy Prices for items I typically shop for. Knowing what a good price is very helpful in the saving game. Even if you do not use coupons, knowing what a good price is will save you a ton of money! Remember just because something says sale, does not actually mean that it is a good price. I have compiled a list of my Good Buy Prices into a PDF file. Feel free to print it and keep it with you while you shop. You will need to make price adjustments ...

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Lemon Chicken Recipe

This week Mat is out with customers so I am preparing dinner for the kids and dinner for later. One of the recipes that I am using came from Once-A-Month Cooking. I love this book because I know the recipes freeze well. I plan on doing the big cook since we will not have company this weekend. The recipe I have chosen this week is Lemon Chicken. 4 boneless skinless breast 1/3 lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped red bell peper 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic 1/2 ...

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10 Tips for Packing Frugal Lunches

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I am now working outside of the home four days a week. It is very tempting to eat lunch out with the other office staff. Unfortunately, eating out really puts a damper on my budget. Below are some tips for packing frugal lunches! 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack Bringing packed lunches to work can save some serious cash. If you are looking for ideas on what frugal work lunches to pack, then here are a few recommendations. Make a Soup Soups are easy to make. There are many available ...

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Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

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Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe Thanks to Connie for this Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe. I recently read an article in Cooking Light magazine suggesting a number of tips for using those plentiful zucchini from your summer garden. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that produces more than any family can eat, so we must get creative with how to prepare and store it. The article suggests to add shredded zucchini to a meatloaf. I was skeptical at first, but then I realized that we use zucchini to make ...

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