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Love the flavor? But hate the mile long list of trans fats and other unnecessary ingredients? Try this sweet, creamy and decadent homemade version. Not only is it delicious and better for you, you can create flavors that ID only dreams of. Make several batches and create a few flavors for variety in your daily…

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My mom purchased  this awesome KitchenAid stand mixer several years ago. You wanna know what I’ve used it for the most? Shredding meat. Yeap. It’s my cooked meat shredder. Before I started using my stand mixer, I was using the two forks method. The stand mixer saves you so much time and shreds the meat…

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Who doesn’t love a no-bake recipe. Especially one that calls for chocolate! Try this simple recipe for your Valentine and make it seem like your spent hours in the kitchen. No Bake Milky Way Cheese in a Jar Ingredients 6 8-ounce Mason Jars 8 oz, Cream Cheese 12 oz, Heavy Whipping Cream 1/2 tsp, Vanilla…

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Trying to get people to embrace an organic lifestyle is really not all that tough. Once folks see what is in the foods they are used to, organic looks pretty good. The biggest problem with buying organic foods is the price. Like most healthy things in life, they put a premium on foods that are…

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There are certain things that we should never purchase at drugstores without a major coupon, reward or other fantastic sale going on. It definitely helps to know how to shop at the drugstores to save the most so you know what bargain to expect. At times, we all have fallen to temptation of convenience. Who…

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Wanna know the secret to perfectly cooked bacon? It’s not in the brine or smoking. Nope, it’s in your oven. Literally, your oven is your secret. Best Way to Cook Bacon We love bacon. In fact, we love it so much we purchased an entire pig that was packaged up with lots of bacon. Full…

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When we head to the grocery store as savvy savers, we generally have a game plan in place. We have our coupons, circulars and store policies (and Favado) in hand and we are prepared for most any problem that could come up. Despite these efforts, we will still find ourselves in difficult buying situations. Grocery…

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Since we talked about cooking from scratch this week, I thought it would be fun to put together a list for you of 50 things you can cook from scratch! Apple Chips Applesauce Baby Food Bagels Beef Jerky Bisquick Mix Breadcrumbs Caramel Corn Caramel Sauce Chai Tea Chicken Stock Cocktail Sauce Cornbread Cream Cheese Frosting…

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I love the look of beautiful bottles of oils filled with fresh herbs, and seasonings. I am also not one of those people that just put it on a shelf and never use it.  Flavored oils can be used for cooking your favorite dish, tossed with pasta, as a dip for crusty bread, or over…

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Cooking from scratch is a great way to stretch your budget a little further. Making homemade food also lets you control what your family is eating. There is a common misconception that cooking from scratch is hard or takes a lot of time. This is actually false. Cooking from scratch is fairly easy and once…

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