Valentines Day: Strawberry Shortcake

Lady Fingers Strawberry Short Cake

Easy Strawberry Shortcake   I believe in making easy, cheap and yummy recipes. This Strawberry Shortcake recipe took under 5 minutes. I even had little helpers and it was still quick and easy.I found it to be a treat that my children enjoyed and also one that you could whip up for someone older. It is also an amazing food for a party for adults or for children at their school especially for Valentines Day.   Strawberry Shortcake You will need a package of lady fingers. They are found in the ...

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Chocolate Dip Pretzels

Chocolate Dip Pretzels

Chocolate Dip Pretzels This is a very easy and simple recipe. Just buy some pretzels, insert a large marshmallow at the end and dip it in chocolate and roll on sprinkles. To make it more fun use red and white sprinkles, especially those heart-shaped ones. See it's very easy to create fun snacks that kids will enjoy this Valentine's day. You can have a fun mini party with them and celebrate the day of hearts with yummy treats, fun chat, games and memories to keep forever. Aside from ...

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Cheap Cake Decorating

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Our budget saving tip for today is on cheap cake decorating! My tip is very simple and is perfect just in time for making some Valentine's Day treats. Instead of buying different colored sprinkles, which you would just end up having lots of excess and unused for months. You can simply buy plain white sugar. Then add food color to your white sugar. Voila! You have colored sugar sprinkles to decorate your treats. Easy right! With this method, you can just add food color to the amount ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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