October 2009

October 30, 2009

How To Reduce The Typical Household Family Budget

 

In this day and age the big question on everyone’s lips is how to reduce the typical household family budget.

Cutting down on what you spend has always been an interesting topic of conversation but now it seems that people want to do more than talk about it, they now have to look for ways to save money.

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October 28, 2009

Pumpkin bars recipe

Here is my favourite pumpkin bars recipe another nice treat for thanksgiving.

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
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October 26, 2009

How to eat healthy on a budget

Like a great many people, if you are a little short of money at the moment it does not mean that you cannot eat in a healthy way.

 Sometimes it will take a little more work but nothing out of the ordinary and you will be surprised at how much money it is possible to save.

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October 21, 2009

Tuna Pasta Bake

If you are looking for something easy to put together that will not cost much to make it doesn’t get any better than this tuna pasta bake. It is also a great way of using up your leftover pasta with some lovely seasoning.

My Tuna Pasta Bake

Ingredients:

30g margarine

4 tbs flour
2 cups milk

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October 19, 2009

Powerful Tips to Keeping Fresh Herbs

Harvesting Fresh Herbs: Recap

Let’s take a step back and quickly cover what we learned about harvesting fresh herbs from your home herb garden:

  • Harvest herbs before the hottest part of the day. Preferably morning after dew has dried
  • Harvest no more than 30% of the leaves from a herb plant at a time unless you are harvesting an entire
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October 14, 2009

Blueberry Smoothie

My wife adores blueberries and will often make her very own blueberry smoothie in the kitchen. Therefore as a thank you to me she has put together her favourite blueberry smoothie recipe for my readers.

Ingredients:

300g punnet blueberries
2 bananas, peeled and roughly chopped
500ml pineapple juice
2 tablespoon honey
6 tablespoons natural yogurt

Method:

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October 12, 2009

Snack Ideas For Your School Kids

Pre-schoolers and elementary students alike need a little pick-me-up now and then. Whether you need to send in treats on a regular schedule, or you have volunteered to help out with a special event, a special snack from this list is sure to please. Depending on how festive you want the occasion to be, you can package snacks in plain

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October 7, 2009

My Best Ever Garlic Mushroom Recipe

I have always loved garlic mushrooms and this is my best ever garlic mushroom recipe that I regularly make at home for family and friends.

Ingredients

8 oz (225 gm) Mushrooms

1/2 oz (15 gm) Butter

2 Cloves Garlic, crushed

Dash hot pepper sauce

Salt & pepper

Method:

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October 5, 2009

How to get your children eating healthy

Eating out is one of the most favorite family activities. It improves family bonding and lets parents spend more time with their kids. But have you ever thought of healthy cooking for kids? You can still eat at the dining table and have that same bond, minus the expensive bill and unhealthy food.

Start with the basics. Avoid fried foods.

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