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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 7 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs.

Everyone needs a few frugal favorites! For busy days, and to help keep the budget in shape...

Since we all make dinner nightly, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 7 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs was put together just for you! I think you will find one or two new favorites here. 


Friday, July 30, 2021

Watermelon with Mint and Feta, one of the best tastes of summer!

Watermelon with Mint and Feta! One of the best tasting, most refreshing bowls of fruit you will enjoy...Don't let the combination of ingredients frighten you, they go together as perfectly as the ocean and a sandy beach. 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Funtastic Friday #343

How to Make a Paper Snippet Roll, a Grinch Ornament, Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken, How to Make Fried Peach Pies Using Canned Biscuits, and Pom Pom Critters are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.29.2021

Our Smokey Mountain Vacation, How to Make a Butler's Pantry, In Garden Vermicomposting, and Asian Noodle Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cranberry with Thyme Vinaigrette

We love this Cranberry with Thyme Vinaigrette. Let's be honest, homemade salad dressings are fresher and more creative than store-bought. And you know exactly what ingredients are in your dressing... 


Monday, July 26, 2021

Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, dinner # 6 from frugal chicken thighs.

A grapefruit, a sprig of rosemary, a little time and a few chicken thighs, and before you know it dinner is ready! Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, your new summertime favorite.
 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Meatloaf from 72 Market Street Cafe

Let's talk about meatloaf.......one of the time-honored family favorites, that everyone enjoys. Plus you get great sandwiches the next day!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Funtastic Friday # 342

Screened in Porch Updates for Summer, How to Declutter Your Bedroom, Apple Pie Shortbread Bars, How to Reupholster a Foot Stool, Stir Fried Red Cabbage With Ginger and Chives, and Oven Baked Ribs are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.22.2021

A Simple Summer Center Piece, Marbled Banana Bread, and No Yarn Bowl? Hack One! are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Graham Cracker Muffins with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter.

Did you love graham crackers as a kid? If so these muffins are perfect for breakfast, especially when you have guests. For some reason, I don't bake a lot of muffins ordinarily. But anytime there are guests at the table, muffins go in the oven! 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce

If you are looking for a Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce, to take the place of jarred sauce from your local grocery store,  take a look at this recipe. Made the easy way, in your slow cooker. 


Friday, July 16, 2021

Let's make a Root Beer Float Punchbowl! Perfect for your next get together...

Two or three ingredients come together for one of the most fun desserts ever! Let's make a Root Beer Float Punchbowl. No, it is not pretty, but gosh, so much fun and so delicious!


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Funtastic Friday #341

20 Easy Crockpot Summer Meals, Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Ring, S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches, How to Make Kosher Dill Barrel Pickles, Mini Mason Jar Crafts, and  DIY Farmhouse Upcycle Pot Holder are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021

How to Make a Fabric Ball, Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak, Wyatt's Dark Chocolate Brownies with Fudge Frosting and Chocolate Chips, and Air Fryer Steak Bites are this week's featured posts!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Stir Fried Red Cabbage with Ginger and Chives

Fresh, different, and delicious! If you are looking for a new recipe to try that incorporates those qualities Stir-Fried Red Cabbage with Ginger and Chives is calling out to you! This beautifully bright, crisp-tender vegetable side dish is perfect with just about any main dish you serve. 


Monday, July 12, 2021

Three Household Tips to Make Life Easier, more Comfortable and Organized.

Another reuse, recycle or repurpose post! Today we are using shower curtain rings, an ear of corn holder, and pillowcases in new ways, for today's featured ideas...


Friday, July 9, 2021

Pears and Pecans in Orange Caramel Sauce

Fresh fruit for dessert is always a good choice, but sometimes a little bit more is desired! Pears and Pecans in Orange Caramel Sauce is the answer. Some fruit, some sauce and a little bit of cream...


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Funtastic Friday #340

Altered Cookbooks with Better Homes and Garden Binder, Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches, A Laundry Mud Room Reveal, DIY Yogurt Jar Hanger, Modern Mountain RV Makeover, and Adorable Ocean Themed Oreos for all Ocean Lovers are this week's featured posts!


Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.08.2021

A Lilac and Brass Tablescape, Limoncello Gin Fizz, The 5 Best Homestead Meats to Raise, and Rhubarb and Custard Slice are this week's featured posts!  


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Fresh Oregano and Garlic Scape Pesto, enjoy it now, and freeze a batch for winter enjoyment!

It is garlic scape season! Did you know that the green shoot growing above the ground must be trimmed off, sending all the energy to the garlic bulb? That is where scapes come from, and they only hit the market one time each year!


Monday, July 5, 2021

Parsley Buttermilk and Parmesan Cheese Salad Dressing

Does your family crave creamy salad dressings over a tangy vinaigrette? If so Parsley Buttermilk and Parmesan Cheese Salad Dressing is calling out to you, so why not give it a try?


Friday, July 2, 2021

My real kitchen, here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

I LOVE kitchens, love them! The bigger the better, with as many kitchen gadgets as is possible. So why then do I have a kitchen with no running water and only a single burner hot plate? 


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Funtastic Friday #339

How to Make BerryWorld Pimms and Lollies, How to Make Flags from Fabric Scraps, How to Make an Orzo Pasta Mason Jar Salad, Cream Cheese and Radish on Sourdough Toast, and Patriotic Rock Painting are this week's featured posts!