• What to do with your bulk chicken; including 6 Freezer Chicken Recipes

    “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” I will receive compensation from purchases made through links in this post.  Thank you! I just tried out Savory Butcher for the first time, and I was SO impressed!  The customer service was incredible!  The meat was high quality and delicious!  And the price is right! I bought the 40 lb case of chicken for $1.99 lb, which is an awesome deal.  Their chicken comes fresh from the farm, already…

  • A Month of After School Snacks

    I try to have an after school snack ready for my kids each day when they get home from school each day.  I’m not perfect at this, but I try! The after school snack is a time for my kids to sit down, refill their bellies, and talk to ME!  😉 I will admit, a big reason I make the after school snack a priority is for selfish reasons.  My goal is that as they eat their snack they will tell me all the highs and lows of their day.  It doesn’t always happen this way, but sometimes I see success.  There have been amazing days when they have sat…

  • Monster Rice Krispie Treats

    Disclosure:  “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” When I saw these darling Monster Rice Krispie Treats over at One Little Project at a Time I immediately fell in love with how cute and simple they were to make!  I decided they would be the PERFECT item for the Bake Sale at my kids Halloween Carnival. Happily, these Rice Krispie Monsters turned out just as darling and easy as I had imagined. First, make your rice krispie treats according…

  • How to Make the Perfect Zoodles

    Sweet Frugal Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My zucchini plants have been generous this year, and I have loved cooking with this delicious vegetable!  Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies because, it’s the vegetable that just keeeeeps on giving, and it is also so versatile!  We have been enjoying zucchini in bread, cookies, on the grill, fried, etc. One of my very favorite ways to cook zucchini is to turn it into zoodles! …

  • How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

    Sweet Frugal Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I’ve always said that I was born in the wrong decade!  I truly yearn for the simple life of the early 1900s.  I think that’s partly why I love being frugal.  I get so much satisfaction from growing and making my own food; and living a simpler, less materialistic life. When we make our own ice cream it reminds me of simpler times.  It’s a way for…

  • What I Learned From the July Pantry Challenge

    I am a member of online affiliate programs.  I may receive compensation for purchases made through links in this post.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend things I truly use and love! I just finished my month long pantry challenge!!  If you’re not aware of the term, a pantry challenge is meant to encourage you to use up items you already have in your home, (pantry, fridge, freezer, shelves, etc.), instead of spending money at the store on groceries. My goal was to save a little extra money during the month by spending less on groceries.  To do this I decided to cut my regular grocery budget…

  • Homemade Outdoor Window Cleaner

    I am a member of online affiliate programs.  I will receive compensation from purchases made through links in this post. We have been busy around here with Spring Cleaning.  I might be a little strange, but I honestly look forward to Spring Cleaning each year.  It is such a beautiful time of year for a fresh clean start. Every spring we deep clean the outside of all of the windows on our house.  It’s a family job and everyone helps.  I have been making my own outdoor window cleaner for years.  It does a great job getting off all those pesky water spots. Outdoor Window Cleaner Recipe All you need…

  • Easy Pizza Night ideas

    I talked about one of our favorite family traditions in my post:  My favorite easy Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe.  We all look forward to Friday nights to eat pizza and watch a movie together. To save on costs I always try to make the pizza at home.  Some Fridays we use My favorite easy Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe, but to try to help us not getting bored with pizza (but seriously, who could get bored of pizza?!?) I try to change the pizza up from time to time. Here are two very easy, simple pizza ideas for your next pizza night.  The kids love helping with both of these, and It’s a…

  • Homemade Bathroom Cleaner

    My least favorite room to clean in the house is the bathroom.  I’m sure I am not alone in this!  I always put this job off for days!  I would rather make this homemade bathroom cleaner than actually use it.  😉 I started making my homemade bathroom cleaner a few years ago and have not looked back!  Making your own bathroom cleaner is so easy and is a great way to save money!  Buying it in the store can get pricey.  For this recipe I always have the ingredients on hand and it only takes me a few minutes to put it all together. You will need a plastic spray…

  • Soft French Bread Recipe

    This french bread is one of my favorite things to make.  My friend gave it to me a few years ago.  I don’t have a great track record with homemade bread so I was a little apprehensive the first time I tried it.  But, it turned out so good and instantly became a family favorite!  It is soft and light and tastes perfect as a side for soup or pasta. Soft French Bread Recipe 2 1/2 cups warm water 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. yeast 3 Tbsp. canola oil 1 tsp. salt 5 1/2 cups flour Mix the water, sugar and yeast together.  Let it stand for 10 minutes until…