• Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe

    Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe

    One of my favorite Christmas Traditions as a young girl was my mom making these delicious Christmas Tree Cookies!  I knew it was Christmastime when I came home to these delicious treats after school.  This Christmas cookie recipe is so easy and always a hit for kids and adults! “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.” My mom is no longer living, so I have continued on the tradition by making them for my kids.  They are…

  • How to make homemade butter in a jar

    How to Make Homemade Butter in a Jar

    I had a container of heavy whipping cream sitting in my fridge for a few weeks.  I kept looking at it, knowing I needed to do something with it, but never knowing exactly what!  My sister finally suggested to me that I should use the cream to make butter in a jar with my kids.  Best idea ever! This actually turned out to be the best idea ever!  Making butter in a jar is so so easy, cheap, and my kids absolutely LOVED it! It was so fun watching my kids shaking their jars and checking every 5 minutes to see if the butter had formed.  My daughter even said,…

  • How to freeze chicken to save you time and money

    Freeze Chicken in Bulk and 6 Freezer Chicken Recipes

    Buying your chicken in bulk will save you both time and money.  Here is a quick tutorial how to prep it for the freezer including 6 freezer chicken recipes you can prepare ahead of time and enjoy later for quick dinners! “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! …

  • 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! After school snack time is one of my favorite parts of the day because it is a time for my kids to sit down, refill their bellies, and talk to ME (if I’m lucky tbh)!  😉 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…

  • 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

    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’s so fun to have a fresh start; the sun is shining (most days) and I love starting off the new season with a fresh clean house!  One of my favorite Spring Cleaning chores is cleaning my windows.  There’s just something about those sparkly clean windows that make me happy!  I have learned how to make my own outdoor window cleaner for quick and cheap window washing! Every spring we deep clean the outside of all of the windows on our house.  It’s a family…

  • 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…