Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fabulous & Frugal Discovery

I must share some fabulous info that I have discovered.....  All You Magazine.  This is the ultimate magazine for frugal folks.  They have beauty and diet info, stories from folks who have scraped their way out of debt. Lots of coupons in each issue, and crafty things and recipes to make.  I guess the part I like the best is knowing there is a resource available for like minded folks, who just want to live the best they can without spending a ton of cash.  I love to read frugal blogs, but I do not have a smart phone, my only internet is at my house.  So it is wonderful to have a magazine to take along to Doctor or other appointments, or anytime you are just sitting in the car waiting on someone.  The price of the subscription is not bad either...  and you use those coupons and you have paid for your subscription price.  It's a win-win situation.
Have a Fabulous & Frugal Day

Monday, October 28, 2013

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

It is that time of the year again to not worry about dinner....  Use your Crockpot and dinner is ready when you get home ~ Enjoy

Crockpot Cashew Chicken.. Oh so good

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews

Combine flour and pepper in large Ziploc bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Add cashews and stir. Serve over rice. Makes 4-6 servings

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Home Made Tub & Shower Cleaner


What You'll Need:

1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1/2 Cup Original Blue Dawn Dish Soap
4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Empty Spray Bottle


Heat vinegar in microwave for 90 seconds. Allow to cool slightly. Pour into spray bottle. Add Baking Soda & Original Blue Dawn dish soap. Shake gently to mix. Spray on surface, let it sit 1-2 hours. Just wipe it away & then rinse with water. Will also take soap scum off shower walls/tile & doors!

Just know that the Blue Dawn Dish Soap also comes in extra suds....  if you get this one by mistake...  your bottle will be really foamy....  but after it sits, the foam is not as bad

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fabulous Home Made Cranberry Sauce

Fabulous Home Made Cranberry Sauce

This recipe is so easy and so fabulous, that you will never buy canned cranberry sauce ever again. Your friends and family will truly be impressed and your house will smell amazing. It is a win win recipe

12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
3/4 cup orange juice
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar (can use more if you like it sweeter)
2 oz gold rum

place all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on med high for 15-20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has reduced, stirring occasionally. You will hear the cranberries "pop".... no worries, that is what you want them to do. Remove from heat and serve. Cranberry sauce can be made days ahead and brought to room temperature or slightly heated before serving.

Have a Fabulous & Frugal Day!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

First Snow

Well here it is November, and getting our first snow.  This makes the realization of Christmas not seem so far away.  Am I prepared?  I shudder at that thought.  I am just not in the mood.  Not emotionally or financially in the mood. 
I am sure as the time draws closer I will get in the mood...  in the mood for it to be over.  I have never been much of a fan of Christmas.  I don't like cold weather.  It was fun when my kids were little.  I just hate the commercialization. 
What I do like is baking and making home made gifts.  So I am sure that will be my route this year. I do have a few things that I have picked up through the year for my family members that are far away.  I will mail them their Christmas goodie box the first week of December. 
I will enjoy having Christmas day off of work this year...  it has been many years since I have had this holiday off.  So that is what I will mostly look forward too.

Well with this snow comes soup weather.  I will clean out the fridge today and make some fabulous crock pot soup. 
Stay Warm and have a Fabulous & Frugal day!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cold Buster

Lemon Ginger and Honey in a Jar (Cold Buster!)

The seasons are changing around here. Although the days are still warm, it is chilly in the morning and at night.
The leaves are starting to change color. Fall is definitely around the corner (but don’t tell my tomatoes that!).
It seems like during these season changes, the kids tend to catch more colds. Nothing major, just a slight sore throat or cough. When I see any signs of an oncoming cold, I give them this lemon-ginger-honey tea. It soothes their throat and the ginger helps them fight any nasty stuff going around.
I like to make this concoction and keep it in my refrigerator. Spoon a bit in some hot water for some soothing tea. It keeps for months.

Lemon Ginger and Honey in a Jar
makes about 2 cups
  • 2 lemons thoroughly cleaned and sliced
  • 2 piece of ginger about the size of your pointer and middle finger together sliced into coin size pieces
  • Honey (about 1 cup-maybe more)
1. In a clean 12 oz mason jar (2 cup size) distribute lemon slices and ginger.

2. Pour honey over it slowly. This may take a few tries to let the honey sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Make sure when the honey has filled in all the voids, there is enough to cover the top of the lemon slices by a smidge.
3. Close jar and keep refrigerated. The mixture will form sort of a loose jelly. Add a spoonful with some hot water and drink as a tea.