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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Flat & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

     I love Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I have several different recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, ranging from thick & soft, to thick and buttery, rounded gooey cookie, and even a peanut butter & chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I generally prefer a nice and thick cookie but today I am craving a chewy flat cookie so I made them. 

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Flat & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 pkg. milk chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

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     Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.  In another bowl, cream together the butter in with both sugars.  Beat in the vanilla and the eggs.  Mix until it is light and creamy.  Now combine this mixture in with the dry ingredients.  Once it is all mixed up good, stir in all of the chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.  

    Once an hour as passed,  preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 16 minutes.  Remove and allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes.  Remove and enjoy.  

     Makes 3 dozen.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

35 of my Most Frugal Living Tips

      Before I get started, I wanted to tell you about a recent blog post I did that has gone viral.  I recently wrote a post about How (and Why) to Dehydrate Aloe Vera.  The post got over 3000 views in the first 12 hours.  That is a first for me and I wanted to share my joy with each of you.

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    Okay, now on to today's post.

       Have you ever thought that you wanted to give the frugal life a shot but you just don't know where to start.  Before you dive head first into it, start slow until you figure out what works for you and what does not.  A few simple changes in your life at a time will really add up after awhile. 
  
      We could all use a few new frugal living tips and living frugally does not mean you are doomed to a life of deprivation.  Frugal living is not about deprivation or total sacrifice.  Frugal living is about living smarter so that you can afford the life you want to live...the life you have always dreamed of living.

        Most people would agree that we all need to make changes in our lives.  We should be better prepared for small and large emergencies.  We all need to cut our spending but most just don't know where to start.  In the following post, I am going to give you 35 suggestions to help you with your first steps to positive change.

      With that being said, just know that being frugal is a wise choice.  Being frugal helps you to spend less than you earn.  Having that extra money will allow you to save money for rainy days and to pay down your credit card debt, etc.  Also, if you spend less, you can work less.  If you are currently working two jobs or you are working a lot of overtime, if you can cut some expenses, perhaps you won't have to work as much which gives you more family time.  

      Here are the tips to help you lie a frugal life:  (Any words that are in "blue" or are underlined are linked to other posts that tell you more about the subject or will take you to a recipe).

  1. Make your own bread.  I make 4 loaves of bread a week and each loaf costs under 50 cents a piece to make.  So not only are you saving money but the taste of homemade bread is significantly better than store-bought.  Using my recipe, you can make 2 loaves of homemade bread in ONE HOUR (start-to-finish, including rise time).  
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  2.    Do you ever buy oranges or apples?  If so, keep the netting that they come in.  Just ball up the netting and it works good as a pot scrubber.
  3.   Instead of purchasing napkins, hand towels or tissues cut up your old towels and use the smaller pieces as hand towels.  Any old worn-out t-shirt can be cut up and used as napkins (think cloth napkins) and into tissues or "sneeze rags" as we like to call them (think handkerchiefs).  
  4. Instead of buying small trash bags for your smaller trash cans, use the plastic grocery sacks you get from the store.
  5. When you find bread on sale (day old bread, etc.) buy some up and freeze it and/or make French Toast Casserole or Bread Pudding for a yummy breakfast treat for your family.    
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  6.   Don't use your dryer on beautiful and sunny days.  Hang your clothes out to dry and let Mother Nature dry your clothes for you.  By doing so, you can lengthen the life of your clothes. 
  7.    Speaking of laundry, make your own laundry detergent and fabric softener.  The cost of detergent continues to climb but you can make 6 months worth of laundry detergent for the cost of one jug of detergent from the store.  
  8. Before you make any significant purchase, wait a full 24 hours before you buy.  This stops your impulse buying and helps you weigh the pros and cons of the purchase.
  9.  Don't buy chicken "pieces" at the supermarket (just the thighs or just the breasts) but instead purchase a whole chicken.  The cost is so much cheaper and there are so many ways to use the whole bird.  For example, Dr. Pepper Shredded Chicken, How to cook a complete Chicken Dinner in the Crockpot, Homemade Chicken and Dumplings, or make your own broth/stock.   
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  10. You can also save a ton of cash by purchasing a whole or half of ham.  Purchase it and then you can slice it up at home or you can have the butcher or deli slice it for you.  It is a much more frugal way to have sandwich meat.  
  11.  When you harvest your garden each year (and yes having a garden is a GREAT frugal tip too), save the seeds to be used the following year.  Just another reason we grow only heirloom and non-GMO varieties.  
  12. Make your own pancakes, waffles and instant oatmeal packets.  Again, they are cheaper than the store-bought varieties and taste better too.  You can in an afternoon to make up a bunch and freeze them and when you need some, just pop the waffles or pancakes into the oven, microwave or toaster and you are good to go.    
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  13. People need their cars to get around and to get to work, etc. and there is absolutely no doubt that automobile maintenance and gas is not cheap but there are ways to save money where your vehicle is concerned.  Instead of jumping into your car and running somewhere every time you fancy it, be sure to stop and think before you go:  Do you really NEED to go?  Is there anything else you can do while you are out and about? (Combine 2-3 errands into your trip.) Also, fill up a coffee cup with coffee or a cool beverage and eat a snack before you leave your home to keep yourself from stopping out somewhere and buying it.
  14.    Be your own baker.  Instead of purchasing a cake, pie or cookies from a bakery, bake them yourself.  Here are some great recipes that taste great and cost a fraction of the cost.  Homemade Doughnuts, Death by Chocolate Cake, Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cookies, and Pumpkin Supreme Pie.   
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  15. Make it, don't buy it.  There are so many things you can make yourself instead of purchasing it.  Good examples include:  Rice-a-roni (yes, it can be made at home); gravy and even Potato Chips.  
  16. Also, learn to can and dehydrate foods in season to be used throughout the year.  Did you know you can dehydrate watermelon, eggplant and pineapples?
  17.   We have talked about making your own bread and being your own baker but you should also be your family's cook.  Yes, cook your meals instead of getting take-out or drive-thru.  Cooking on a regular basis is not only fun but your family will appreciate it too.  In fact, on more than one occasion my teenage son has mentioned that he feels sorry for his friend because his friend only eats out and never gets a home-cooked meal.  Some fast-food style foods that you can make at home include Homemade Hush Puppies and French Fries!
  18. Another big expense I hear from families a lot is purchasing coffee from Starbucks or other places.  A man we know spends $6 per cup of coffee.  Oh, my!  That is crazy to me.  Do not ever purchase coffee when you are out.  Make it for yourself at home and take it in a thermos or in an insulated cup.  Click on the link to learn how to make French Vanilla Coffee at home. 
  19. Adopt a minimalist wardrobe.  I know many will not want to consider this tip but it can be done.  I have a very minimal wardrobe.  You do not have to go to such extremes but when you do purchase clothing, make sure everything goes with everything else.  You do not NEED that much to get by, even dressing well, purchase items you NEED and not that you just want.   
  20. Use cash, not credit cards for all your purchases.  Using cash and physically having to hand over that wad of money makes a person think more clearly over what they are buying and how much they are spending.  
  21. Become your own personal handy-man.  Watch Youtube videos or check out books from the library to learn how to repair things around the house or how to build things you may need for your home.  Save money that you would have to pay a repairman for to save for other expenses.  For example, we needed some hay feeders for our goats so we made them instead of buying some.                                                  
  22. Start hitting flea markets & yard sales for items that you need.  Just be sure to go with a specific item in mind and don't buy just for the sake of buying.
  23. NEVER go to a store without a list.  Buy only what you have on your list and don't do any impulse buying.
  24. Try meal planning
  25. If it is legal in your area, set up rain barrels and collect rain water.  The collected water can be used to water your garden or water your farm animals.
  26. Learn to turn off the lights as you leave a room.  We started doing this regularly and have already noticed a change in our electric bill.  
  27. Do not get cable/satellite TV and if you have it already, cancel it.  Watch just Blu-rays and DVD's.  Swap movies with your family and friends or check out movies from your local library.  You can also watch TV online now. 
  28. In the winter time, save money by wearing a sweater and house shoes instead of cranking up the heat.  Do not freeze yourself and your family but do turn the thermostat down a few degrees.  It really will add up.  Also read the following post:  10 tips for a warm home this winter. 
  29. Make your own homemade air freshener.  
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  30.  Don't throw out your leftovers.  Learn a great way to use them in this post:  Homemade TV Dinners.  
  31. Make your own condiments and sauces.  For instance, I make my own Steak Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Taco Seasoning, and even my own Baking Mix (similar to Bisquick).
  32. Instead of taking your kids to the movies or other places for entertainment, stay home and do fun things together such as making puppets; making a ball; or making some Play-Do together.  You don't have to spend money to have a good time.  
  33. If you have a farm, grow your own fodder and stretch a 50 pound bag of feed into 300 pounds of fodder.  
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  34.  Buy in bulk to save money.
  35. Stock up on items you use frequently and keep a well stocked pantry.  75 Pantry Essentials Every Cook Needs


    If you have enjoyed this post and want to read more, be sure to check out my most popular blog post:  Frugal Living:  How our Family of 4 Live off of $1300 a month!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

How (and why) to Dehydrate Aloe Vera

      Because Aloe Vera is so great to have on hand and can be used for so many ways, I wanted a way to preserve it.  By drying it and turning it into a powder, I can use it in a variety of ways and store it for long time usage.  Also, dehydrated Aloe Vera powder is believed to boast the highest concentration of the nutrients present in the plant.



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     Aloe Vera is a tremendously useful plant.  The juice inside of the Aloe Vera plant is great for easing the pain from burns; soothes bug bites and it makes a great moisturizer.  It might sound weird but Aloe Vera is also considered to be a super food.  It contains amino acids, minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium), vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B2, B6, and B12), fatty acids, and enzymes.  It is also high in fiber. 

      When dehydrating the Aloe Vera plant, keep in mind that it takes a LONG time to dry (2-3 days) but it is super easy to do.  If you don't grow your own Aloe Vera, you can generally pick up a giant leaf at your local grocery store.  I purchased the above leaf (almost 3 feet long) for just 69 cents at our local grocer.  They can generally be found in the produce section.  
   
     The first step is to wash the leaf thoroughly.  Next, you will need to peel off the outer layers (the rind) of each leaf.  The rind is thick and green.  I use a paring knife for this part.  

      Once you have the outer layer off, wash it thoroughly.  The yellow juice from the rind has a laxative effect and can also deplete your body of potassium so just be sure to wash and rewash the leaf before continuing.

      Once you have it rinsed, cut this outer layer into manageable sized pieces that are all about the same size (so they dry evenly) and place the pieces onto your dehydrator trays.  Be sure to place them on the tray slimy side up.

      Next, cut up the pulpy part of the Aloe Vera leaf and place them pulp side up on your dehydrator trays.  Turn on your dehydrator to 135 degrees.  It will probably take the rind about 12 hours to dry but the pulpy part can take 48-56 hours to completely dry.  You know the pulp is ready when it turns to a crumbly white powder.
   
      Once all pieces are completely dry, put them into a blender or a food processor and pulse them until they turn into a fine powder.  Store them in vacuum sealed bags or in sealed mason jars.

     To use, just rehydrate the powder by adding 1 teaspoon of water to each 3 tablespoons of powder.  Place the water and powder into a small, shallow bowl and stir; allow to sit for 5-7 minutes, until it turns to gel form.

      If you are wanting to use the powder in food or beverages, then don't rehydrate, just add a teaspoon or more directly into the food/drink and stir well.  It can also be added in powder form into a smoothie or juice for body cleansing purposes.

     Our family uses the reconstituted gel as a toothpaste.  It does a great job and is a great option if you have sensitive teeth like I do.  It also reduces inflammation in my gums.

****NOTE****
    Pregnant women and children under the age of 18 should not eat/drink Aloe Vera.  Pregnant women should avoid it during pregnancy because it can increase the risk of contractions and also because Aloe Vera can lower blood glucose levels (the same reason children should not use it either). My hubby and I are both diabetic and use Aloe Vera to lower our blood glucose levels.  It does seem to help. 


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Smoked Sausage & Brussesl Sprouts Skillet Meal

   This is a very easy dinner to make that is very satisfying.  It offers up a healthy serving of protein and only uses one pan to cook it.  You can serve it as it is or serve it over some rice.  Either way, you will get a simple and tasty main dish.

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Smoked Sausage & Brussels Sprouts Skillet Meal

1 (16 oz.) pkg. smoked sausage
1 (16 oz.) pkg. Brussels sprouts
2. T. dehydrated chopped onions
2 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

     
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     Cut up your smoked sausage into bite sized pieces.   Heat your olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add in the sausage and onions.  Cook until the onions are softened and the smoked sausage has a bit of color to them.

   
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    Stir in the Brussels sprouts, butter and salt & pepper.  

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     Cook for about 5-7 more minutes; stirring occasionally.   Serve as is or over some rice.  Delicious!

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    If you like smoked sausage as much as we do, check out these other recipe of mine:  Smoked Sausage & Radiatore Soup.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

75 Pantry Essentials Every Cook Needs


 
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  Every cook needs a well-stocked kitchen and if you don't already have one, now is the perfect time to start working towards one.  With these items in your pantry, you should be able to whip up a tasty meal quickly.  Being well stocked is like having money in the bank; not only will it make meal time easier but it also makes cooking more enjoyable. 

      Just go through my list and take into account what you do and do not have on hand.  Once you have a list of what you need, just pick up those ingredients the next time you are at the store.  Don't see something you think I should have on hand but it is not listed then just leave me a comment.  I know I'd appreciate it.  Just remember that not every cook needs the same ingredients but at least my list will give you a good start. 

  1. Almond extract
  2. Apple cider vinegar
  3. Applesauce
  4. Baking Mix (similar to Bisquick:  Click the link to see how I made my Homemade Baking Mix)
  5. Baking Powder
  6. Baking Soda
  7. Barbecue Sauce (link to my Tangy Homemade BBQ Sauce)
  8. Beans: navy, kidney, great northern, pinto and black.  Not only are beans inexpensive but they are also a great source of protein and fiber.
  9. Beef broth
  10. Black pepper
  11. Bouillon (chicken and beef)
  12. Cereal
  13. Chicken & turkey broth  (link to my Homemade Turkey Stock)
  14. Chocolate: semi-sweet, dark, and milk chocolate)
  15. Cocoa powder, unsweetened
  16. Coconut oil
  17. Coffee: regular and decaf
  18. Cornmeal
  19. Cornstarch
  20. Crackers, saltine, club and graham crackers
  21. Cream of chicken soup & cream of mushroom soup
  22. Cream of tartar
  23. Dried fruits (raisins, pears, cranberries, blackberries, bananas, nectarines, pineapples, strawberries, and raspberries.
  24. Extra virgin olive oil
  25. Flour: all-purpose, self-rising and pastry flour
  26. Gelatin
  27. Gluten
  28. Gravy mix
  29. Grits
  30. Honey
  31. Hot Cocoa
  32. Hot sauce
  33. Instant potatoes
  34. Jelly & Jam (Links to some of my jelly/jam recipes: Corn Cob Jelly, Crab Apple Jelly, and Cherry Amaretto Jam.)
  35. Ketchup
  36. Malt-o-meal
  37. Maple Syrup
  38. Mayonnaise
  39. Milk: evaporate, powdered/instant, & sweetened condensed milk
  40. Molasses
  41. Mushrooms 
  42. Mustard
  43. Oatmeal: instant and old-fashioned oatmeal
  44. Olives: green and black olives
  45. Panko bread crumbs
  46. Onions, dehydrated
  47. Pasta: spaghetti noodles, lasagna noodles, egg noodles
  48. Pasta sauce (Link to my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce)
  49. Peanut butter
  50. Pickles: sweet, dill and relish (Link to my Sweet Pickle Relish)
  51. Pie Fillings (Link to my recipe on Canning Apple Pie Filling)
  52. Popcorn kernels
  53. Pork & beans
  54. Quinoa
  55. Red wine vinegar
  56. Rice: white, wild and brown rice
  57. Rice vinegar
  58. Salsa (Link to my Extra Hot Homemade Salsa)
  59. Salt: regular, seasoning salt & sea salt
  60. Shortening
  61. Soups: tomato, vegetable, and chicken noodle
  62. Soy sauce
  63. Spices: basil, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cinnamon (ground and whole sticks), cloves (ground and whole), cumin, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley flakes, red pepper flakes, rosemary, sage, and thyme.
  64. Steak sauce (Link to my Homemade Steak Sauce)
  65. Taco Seasoning (Link to my Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  66. Tartar sauce
  67. Teriyaki sauce
  68. Tomatoes: paste, chopped, stewed and whole
  69. Tortillas
  70. Tuna
  71. Vanilla extract
  72. Vegetables, canned:  beets, carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and potatoes
  73. Vegetable oil
  74. Worcestershire sauce
  75. Yeast: regular and instant yeast
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Construction of New Goat Shelter

   We have been needing a new goat shelter for our pygmy nannies.  We have 5 goats in a large pen but their old shelter was in disarray and needed a new shelter before kidding starts in early March.  In the pen, we have Daisy Mae (pygmy fainting goat), her mother Brownie, Dorkling, Gracie, and her daughter Belle.

    We make our goat shelters fairly small for a reason.  When the shelters are big, there are drafts and a lot of unused and unnecessary space.  By making our goat shelters small, then animals are able to share body heat, thus stay warmer in the cold winter months.  

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New goat shelter.

      The first thing my hubby did was go and cut down a few cedar trees to make the posts to frame the building. 

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     Then he will mark off where the posts will set.

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  Then dig the holes.  We have a post hole digger that makes easy work of it (that is if you have the muscles and endurance).  

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     Once the holes are dug, he places the cut posts into the holes and packs them in well.

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     Ron next went out into the woods and cut down some pine trees.  After they were cut down he used his sawmill and cut the pine logs into boards.  Once they are cut, he begins securing them to the posts. 

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   In the picture above, you can see the shape of the shelter and see it is coming together.

     Part of the front is framed up to be a wind break for the goats as you can see in the photo below.

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    He just needed to add a top and cover it with plastic and it was done.

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     Here is a real short video of the finished shelter.


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Guineas & Their Crazy Sounds

    Guineas are pretty neat birds to have on your homestead.  Having guineas around means you have a natural form of flea and tick control.  Guineas are really low maintenance but they are one of the noisiest birds you will ever find.  Click on the video below to see for yourself.


     They are noisy for sure but you learn to get used to their calls and can recognize each one to mean something different.  You will also get to where you can identify the males from the females by the way they call. 

     Besides being good at pest control, they are also remarkable guard animals.  They will alert you to strangers approaching and also keep predators at bay.  Overall, they are really neat and extremely useful animals to have around.  


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