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How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6 Last week I posted a video on how to meal plan. I had a good reception of that, but did get asked a few times, how much groceries my family of 6 goes through in a week. This is actually something, I get asked, or gets mentioned on a regular basis. Even though we are a family of 6, the first thing someone needs to realize is that my…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning I know, this is a day late and a dollar short. Taco Tuesday was yesterday. Well, this gives you enough time to add anything you may need to your grocery list, and get it in plenty of time for next weeks Taco Tuesday. The taste of this Homemade Taco Seasoning is better than anything you could ever buy at the store. What’s In Commercial Taco Seasoning? First let’s take a look at the common ingredients in commercially…

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How To Meal Plan (With Video)

How To Meal Plan (With Video)

How To Meal Plan (With Video) I grew up doing a meal plan. When I left for a summer job while in college, I made a meal plan. After I was married, I still made a meal plan. Now as a family of 6, meal planning is even more important than it was before. Having to make extra trips to the store for an ingredient or two every night, or even just 2 or 3 nights a week, is going…

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DIY: Pot Roast Seasoning

DIY: Pot Roast Seasoning

DIY: Pot Roast Seasoning I love pot roast. Okay, so I don’t eat beef, so I don’t actually love the pot roast, but I love potatoes and carrots cooked with a pot roast. I usually buy a package of McCormic pot roast seasoning. I have been making a lot of my own spice mixes, but pot roast seasoning was one I had yet to make. Roasts were on sale last week, so I bought two. I then forgot to buy…

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Amazingly Simple – 10 Calorie – DIY Hot Chocolate!

Amazingly Simple – 10 Calorie – DIY Hot Chocolate!

Amazing Simple – 10 Calorie – DIY Hot Chocolate! I am committed this year, to getting myself back to a more acceptable weight (for myself, I want to be happy with what I see). While I drink a lot of water, and hot unsweetened tea, I LOVE hot chocolate. In November when I started this journey, again, one of the hardest things for me to give up was my hot chocolate. I still enjoy a cup now and then, but…

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Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt (this post contains affiliated links)   I love yogurt, but the things is, it is not as good of a snack as it is made out to be. Plain, unsweetened yogurt is great for you, but all those other varieties have added sugar. If I am going to give my body sugar I want it in a cookie. Something that you KNOW is not the greatest for you. Our third born has been quite the adventure when it…

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DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

Chocolate Covered Cashews The holidays are upon us. Christmas is just over a month away, and that means it’s time to have all of my homemade gifts planned. My dad really loves chocolate covered cashews. I was going to buy him some for Christmas a couple of years ago. First of all, the chocolate covered cashews were hard to find in store, and then once I did find them, they were really expensive and in really small packages. That year…

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New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

Is there anything better than a New York Style Cheesecake? We are not a cake loving family. In the past we have done themed birthday cakes, which the kids love looking at, but they almost always get thrown out. I don’t tend to feed cake to the chickens, it’s not very healthy for anyone. But if you are offering up cheesecake, it’s a completely different story. Everyone (except Zach) loves cheesecake. The kids request it for their birthdays. Our wedding…

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole It’s that time of year again. Kids are in school, it’s cold outside, and we need something warm and fast for breakfast. I make this specifically for my husband, and he can grab a slice and go. This casserole stays together well enough where you could pick it up and eat it one-handed (if it isn’t to hot). Last year we were given the opportunity to acquire some large bags of tater tots, at about 50%…

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DIY: Bone Broth

DIY: Bone Broth

Make Your Own Bone Broth What Is It? Bone broth is a broth made from the bones of an animal. Stock (not broth, I know, I’m getting to that), is usually made with vegetables and bones with meat still on them. You process stock for a short amount of time. Think 4 or so hours. Bone broth is like a jacked-up stock. Bone broth simmer’s for 24 – 48 hours. While simmering most of the trace minerals and collagen will leach out of…

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