Grocery Budget Tips: Tip 11 – We do some meatless meals

Welcome back to the grocery budget series I am in the middle of writing. In this series, I will share the top 20 ways that I can think of that our large family uses to keep the grocery budget from getting out of line. To learn more, visit our introduction. Here is tip 11:

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Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Garlic Pull Apart Bread

These are amazing rolls. Any time I have baked them, they have gotten rave reviews. I have friends who specifically request these rolls anytime they come over (haha). These are just the best. Ever. They have earned the nickname of “drunk rolls” as they apparently go well with […]

Salsa for Canning

Salsa made from vine-ripened, sun-bathed tomatoes can not be beat. It’s the taste of summer in a jar. It’s entirely possible to make your whole salsa from vegetables grown right in your own backyard. Everyone has their own favorite salsa – here is ours. It’s a mild salsa. My husband likes it smooth, so he […]

Waldorf Salad

This is such a delightful salad… Crunchy, sweet, crisp, juicy.A lot of flavor, texture and color in every bite!


1/2 c slightly toasted, chopped walnuts 1/2 c celery, sliced 1/2 c seedless grapes, halved or chopped 1 sweet apple, peeled, cored and chopped 3tb mayonnaise 1tb lemon juice salt and pepper to taste



Pie Crust – Sweet

I have found this pie crust recipe to be perfect for sweet pies like pumpkin pie and apple pie. It turns out flaky and delicious – a perfect compliment to a sweet pie. You can make this dough ahead of time, even freezing it if you make it well in advance of “the big day” […]

Spaghetti Sauce II

When I threw this together I was just looking for something different from my other favorite recipe. It was so good, I can’t wait to make it again. It was thick and delicious. I did make this again without the Italian sausage (it’s not something I often have on hand) and it was still very […]

Planting Garlic

Growing garlic is a very easy task that requires very little space, very little preparation, and very little time (depending on how many you are planting, of course). There are two main types of garlic – softneck and hardneck. Usually the hardneck varieties are best grown where winters get cold and the softneck varieties grow […]

Celebrating A Year “out here”

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Mulberry Pie (and other things to do with mulberries)

It’s Mulberry season here! It’s exciting because I recently found out we actually have mulberry trees (two weeks ago I took a walk around the property with a friend when we spotted a heavily loaded mulberry tree. Upon further exploration I found about 9 in various forms of development- and I still have exploring to […]