Let’s Party! **Easy Entertaining Tips** (Plus:Easy Chocolate Recipes!)

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I love to entertain. There is something very satisfying to me when I open my home to others. True, there is some work involved. You have to plan a little and be prepared, but it does not have to be stressful. In fact, entertaining can be as easy as 1-2-3! Whether you are serving up coffee, a full meal, or some simple desserts, entertaining can be a pleasant experience! Here are some quick tips to … [Read more...]

How to Make Breakfast Pizza & Chocolate Donuts (Plus Making it Educational)

How to Make Breakfast Pizza

How To Make Simple Breakfast Pizza and Chocolate Donuts With The Kids. Plus Make Cooking Educational For Preschoolers!   I love preschool fun…I think more than my preschooler! Our letters the last two weeks have been D and P and let me tell you, there are a lot of D and P foods you can use for these letters. Let's take some time to whet our appetite. Think about a scrumptious Deep-Dish … [Read more...]

Painting Cookies With Kids Using Egg Paint

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Fun and Frugal For Kids Painting Cookies! Hi, I'm Molly from Just a Little Creativity, and I'm so happy to be a new contributor here at Living on Love and Cents! I have lots of frugal and fun kids ideas I'll be sharing here twice a month (and stay tuned, I might even sneak in a unique DIY project every now and then). For today, I'm sharing a family favorite, painted cookies using egg … [Read more...]

Cooking With Kids: How to Make Granola Snacks & Easy Calzones

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How To Make Granola and Easy Calzones With The Kids by: D (Deanna) of  SpotLight316 Ministries I am Deanna. All my friends call me D, so you can too! I am a wife, mom, and friend who wears many different hats. My primary role is that of wife and mom. I found the proverbial “beauty from ashes” in my own broken world and it is these very struggles that drive me to provide a space for … [Read more...]

How To Make Gluten Free Buffalo Sweet Potato Pizza

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Gluten Free Buffalo Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe By Lauren Wuscher of Lauren David Style Stylish, Allergen Free Party Planning Without Breaking the Bank THE CRUST 3/4c white rice flour 1/4c + 2 tbsp potato starch 2 tbsp tapioca starch 1 tsp xanthan gum 2/3c rice milk 2 eggs 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp Italian spices 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp red pepper flakes (you don’t have to add this in, we … [Read more...]

DIY: Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag (Cheap & Easy )

The other night I wanted popcorn and found that we were out of oil. Yes I have one of those unhealthy round popcorn poppers that requires oil. :) So my daughter and I got creative. Here is what we got together: 1 lunch paper bag Scotch tape 1/4 cup pop corn bowl … [Read more...]

Create a Green Bean Casserole Super Cheap With Coupons & Deals This Week

Thanksgiving at our house is about being with family and EATING! We all know that all the food can get expensive but if you plan ahead you can save a lot! Here are some hot prices I found this week that can help stay in your Thanksgiving budget. The green bean casserole will be inexpensive to throw together with savings on Green Giant canned veggies, Cream of mushroom and French fried onions. … [Read more...]

Homemade Applesauce (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Slow Cooker Applesauce   This week's recipe is for yummy Homemade Applesauce using Brianne's recipe from Just Trying To Save Money! This recipe is perfect for when you notice a sale on apples such as the sale two weeks ago at Meijer that Brianne used to stock up. You only need a few ingredients to make a great tasting homemade applesauce and the added benefit is your house will smell like … [Read more...]

Amazing Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Amazing Chocolate Truffles This week's recipe of the week is brought to us by Pam from The Thrifty Things. This week I wanted to highlight how cooking frugally can still be delicious. Here's a wonderful recipe for chocolate truffles I found several months ago. With the holidays approaching these would make great gifts or treats for Holiday parties. … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks For Kids: Easy To Make Trail Mix Bars Recipe & How To

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Fun Recipe Idea for Lunchboxes or Afterschool snacks: Easy-to-Make Trail Bars Guest Post by Louisa Shafia, Rachael Ray Buddy on eHow Food This is a great recipe to know, because there are so many trail bars out there in supermarkets. And a lot of them are expensive, they have lots of sugar or lots of preservatives. But you can make them really easily, yourself. Watch my video here and … [Read more...]

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