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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread, whole grain, fruit sweetened

My hubby loves chocolate whether it is, candy, cookies, or ice cream! Usually, he prefers ice cream in the evenings, and with our current busy schedules to be honest I let the baking go...Since I had not baked something for him in a while, I baked up this loaf of Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread

Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Funtastic Friday #321

Spring Home Decor from Target, shop the displays, Crocheted Flower Numbers, Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies, Mason Jar Leprechaun St Patrick's Day DIY, Mushroom Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce, and Thin Mints Easy Brownie Recipe are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 02.25.2021

Chocolate Whoopie Pies, 20 Things to Buy at the Dollar Store, Copycat Jiffy Muffin Mix, and a DIY Soap Saver Pouch are this week's featured posts!  

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How to Make Your Own Bread Crumbs and Creative Ideas for Use.

Got bread crumbs? You probably do! Not only do they happen naturally, in the bottom of the bread bag, but they a great use for that last slice or heel of bread. As far as frugal recipes go, after bread pudding or french toast for breakfast, it is time to use that bread (or even sandwich rolls!) to make a batch of bread crumbs. Let me show you everything you need to know!

How to Make Your Own Bread Crumbs.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Applesauce Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, a small batch recipe!

Looking for a delicious single-layer cake that will satisfy your dessert needs? Well, you have come to the right place! This Applesauce Spice Chocolate Chip Cake is moist, flavorful, and oh yes, has chocolate chips! Serve it plain or glazed, and offer whipped cream for those that are really celebrating!

Applesauce Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, a single-layer cake perfect for smaller families.
Friday, February 19, 2021

How to Cook Brown Rice in your Instant Pot. A soaked rice method.

Is brown rice on your table often? It is on ours! Since we eat a lot of long-grain brown rice, I wanted to learn to cook it perfectly in my Instant Pot. After a while, it became simple to do, and so delicious to enjoy with meals. Presenting, How to Cook Brown Rice in your Instant Pot, A soaked rice method! Instructions included for both long-grain and short-grain brown rice. 

So easy, How to Cook Brown Rice in your Instant pot!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Funtastic Friday #320

Heart Box, Valentine's Day Marbled Heart Garland, Blueberry Cream Pie, Zuppa Toscana, Ultimate Chocolate Loaf Cake, and 50 Cool Upcycling Ideas for the Garden are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 02.18.2021

Cheesesteak Lasagna, How to Make Journaling Part of your Daily Routine, Tasty Orange Cake, and Easy DIY Farmhouse Coffee Mug Stand are this week's featured posts!  

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

White Beans with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce

White Beans with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce, a delicious ground beef and navy bean dish from my childhood. Simple to make, this hearty pot of beans will satisfy your hungriest of eaters! Once prepped, White Beans with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce simmers until dinner time! Feel free to use navy or great northern beans. 
Frugal and delicious, White Beans with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce.
Monday, February 15, 2021

Root and Stem Salad, a delicious celery salad dressed in a lemon horseradish vinaigrette!

Root and Stem Salad a delicious celery salad dressed with a lemon horseradish vinaigrette. When you think of serving a salad for your next meal, step out of the box. Try a non-lettuce salad for a change of pace and see how fast you will get your family to eat more vegetables...

Root and Stem Salad, another delicious "non-lettuce" salad to enjoy.
Friday, February 12, 2021

Bread Crumb Muffins!

Bread Crumb Muffins are unique! They are also frugal, delicious, and fun to make. They are a fun recipe to make with your young kitchen helper. Plus Bread Crumb Muffins make a great snack, spread with some nut butter and jelly.
 
How to Make Bread Crumb Muffins.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Funtastic Friday #319

Easy Valentine Day Sugar Cookie Recipe, Winter Whites and Frosty Greens Tablescape, Fun Pictoral Maps of Love and Marriage, Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning, DIY Heart See-Through Pouch, and Easy Valentine Day Sugar Cookie Recipe are our featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 02.11.2021

February 2021 Dinner Menu, How to Corner to Corner in HDC, Mix and Match Instant Pot Minestrone, and Green Chili Mac and Cheese are this week's featured posts!  

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Gingerbread and Ginger Snap Cookie Mix

Gingerbread and/or Ginger Snap Cookie Mix. Gingerbread is one of my favorite treats to enjoy. And right after Gingerbread comes Ginger Snaps! But not just any gingerbread, this recipe for Gingerbread and/or Ginger Cookies is a homemade mix that can be used to make both...and both are delicious! 


Gingerbread and Ginger Snap Cookie Mix.
Monday, February 8, 2021

Simple 3 Ingredient Beet Salad

Simple 3 Ingredient Beet Salad is delicious! It is also quick to put together, is small-batch sized for smaller families, and goes great with just about everything! Beets are available now, so what are you waiting for? Try Simple 3 Ingredient Beet Salad with different colored beets, they are all good for you! 


Friday, February 5, 2021

Salmon Cakes with Bacon

Salmon Cakes with Bacon are so delicious! You would never believe that a can of salmon from your pantry could be turned into such a delicious dinner, but it can, and I will share with you how to do it! Salmon Cakes with Bacon, these cakes should be on your dinner table...

Delicious, frugal and easy. Salmon Cakes with Bacon.
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Funtastic Friday #318

How to Make Your Own Putz House, DIY Burlap and Ribbon Valentine's Day Wreath, Free Paper Lantern Template For Tea Lights, 20 Best Healthy Travel Snack Recipes, Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes,  and Marshmallow Valentine Pops are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 02.04.2021

A Day of Discovery, Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins, a Crocheted Heart Bunting, and Instant Pot Eggs En Cocotte are this week's featured posts!  

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Date and Walnut Bars

Date and Walnut Bars, are chewy and delicious! Plus they only call for 5 ingredients! These light and chewy cookie bars are a classic. If you are a fan of dates and walnuts baked together, you will want to get a pan of these in the oven right away...


Monday, February 1, 2021

Red Beans with Garlic and Red Wine

A few simple pantry ingredients quickly combine to make Red Beans with Garlic and Red Wine. Perfect with rice as the main course, or serve these red wine-infused beans as a side dish that everyone will love!

Easy and delicious Red Beans with Garlic and Red Wine.