Valentine’s Day Cookies

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Valentine's Day Cookies were the perfect accompaniment to my daughter's Valentine's themed Birthday Party The party was a success and the Baked Brie was a hit. It made it to my personal archive of things I will make again. My house was full of laughter, fun, and yummy treats. No one left hungry and everyone left happy.That is what makes a perfect Valentine's Day Party. Parties aren't fun without cookies and I will admit as much as I like homemade cookies it just isn't in my schedule. I love … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Themed Party

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We celebrated Valentine's Day early this year. My daughter turned 9 and we decided to have a "Love" themed party. This was an easy theme to do because Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I was on a mission to save so we hit the local Dollar Tree. We were able to pick up plates, napkins, silverware, cups and streamers all with a Valentine's Day theme and a lovely red color.  I paid under $10 and that gave me enough dishes for snacks and cake for 20 people. To further curb the party … [Read more...]

Cheap Chocolate Fondue

Cheap Chocolate Fondue

Cheap Chocolate Fondue The key to great food is it has to be easy. It has to be inexpensive and it has to be good. I am a huge fan of Cheap Chocolate Fondue. We have three children and they love to eat anything you can dip. I make a cheese fondue that is also cheep, easy, and yummy. Madame Deals Cheese Fondue is yummy! Well, back to the recipe you have been waiting for. I think you are going to say to yourself , "Why didn't I think of that?" Then you are going to the store to grab the … [Read more...]

Light Pineapple Angel Food Cake

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Lose weight and eat dessert with this Light Pineapple Angel Food Cake. I have a sweet tooth but trying to lose weight and eating desserts is never a good combination. My mom gave me a recipe for this Light Pineapple Angel Food Cake. The best part of the recipe is you only need 2 ingredients so you can whip it up in a snap. I will warn you that it is best to use a larger bowl as your mix will grow before your eyes. Ingredients: 1 16 oz can Crushed Pineapple 1 Boxed Angel Food Cake … [Read more...]

Beef Pot Roast & Veggies Crockpot Recipe

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This week's recipe is Beef Pot Roast & Veggies by Dana at The Coupon Challenge is a staple recipe in many homes. Since Dana's husband and children love beef pot roast especially her meat and potatoes husband this is a family favorite! Dana always recommends waiting until there is a good sale on a beef chuck or round bottom roasts to save money. Look for a 3-4lb roast and then load up on the veggies (depending on family size & crockpot size.) A 3lb roast with veggies can feed a family … [Read more...]

Are you sensitive to the Gluten in your Make-Up?

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After being diagnosed with Celiac disease over six months ago, I have gone through a transition in the way I eat, and live, which I have blogged about here over the past couple of months.  However, I have not yet explored the world of gluten-free cosmetics.   As I have been exploring food options I have seen references to gluten-free cosmetics, but decided that I would explore that option later. Just eating gluten-free has been enough for me to digest (pun intended).  Now that I am comfortable … [Read more...]

Better Than Cake Recipe

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This is my favorite cake. I have made it many many times and everyone always has a different name for it. It has been called the Better than Robert Redford Cake, Better than Harrison Ford Cake, Better than Sex Cake, etc. Even though the name is somewhat different, one thing is always the same. It is "Better Than". So to prevent awkward silences at the church potluck or younger generations asking who Harrison Ford is, I have retitled it the Better Than Cake. This way everyone can pick their own … [Read more...]

Polish Sausage, Potatoes, and Sauerkraut Crockpot Recipe

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One of my favorite comfort foods is Sauerkraut. I know it may not sound as comforting as macaroni and cheese or ice cream but I loved when my mom made Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut. There as always something about the smells that would fill the house and the full bellies after dinner that brought comfort. With my busy schedule, I found that I could quickly assemble it in the crockpot and smell the awesomeness all day long. Here is my simple recipe for a little Polish comfort.  Polish Crockpot … [Read more...]

Budget Saving Tip #3 – Brownies

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This is about having your cake and eating it too or in this case "spending less" and having your brownies. We all make brownies but making them for less is a way to save money. When you look at this you say how did she save $5. I made two batches for the teacher's at my son's school instead of picking up a cake for $6.99. This 2013 our goal is to save more money! MadameDeals is all about Making Dollar$ Out of Change, so everyday we will be sharing some useful and simple tips that we can … [Read more...]