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The Frugal Bacon Lover: Five Meals from One Pack of Bacon

The Frugal Bacon Lover: Five Meals from One Pack of Bacon

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Post by Contributing Author, Vanessa of Bible Beer and Babies

I love bacon.

The smell. The deliciousness. Even the sound of sizzling and splattering in the pan. I firmly believe there are two pains in this life worth enduring — childbirth and bacon grease splatter. So, totally worth it.

Bacon? It’s on that will-kill-you list. Not because bacon is bad… shhhh, don’t say that, it will hear you! But, because all those nitrates are such a huge no-no. (Whether they’re actually as bad as the experts claim, I don’t know — and with three kids, a blog, a full-time job, and never-ending sleep deprivation, I don’t have time to do that research.) (more…)



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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One

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We have this problem with cake around our house. It’s not a problem eating it. Or enjoying it. The problem is, if there is cake in this house, my children cannot focus on anything else. Anything else. It’s like their brain becomes taken over by the cake alien and all they can think about is CAKE!

“Mama, is that cake still there?” “Mama, what’s for breakfast? Cake?” “Did Daddy eat the rest of the cake?”

Hey kids! Time to go outside and play in the sprinkler! “Okay, Mama! But when we’re done, can we have cake?”

“Mom…if I do all my chores today, can I have cake?” (more…)



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The Complete Guide to Mock Sourdough Bread

The Complete Guide to Mock Sourdough Bread

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This post has been brewing in my head for about two years – and it’s finally here. I’ve hinted around and told you a few times it was coming…better late than never? The early bird gets the worm? Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today? All I can say is…it was my kids’ fault! :-p

I’ve been making this bread for 10+ years. It’s SO popular with my family and friends and everyone asks for the recipe once they have it one time. Some of you have asked for a post and some of you have asked for a video. Sooooo, I decided to do both. This post will be an exhaustive look (I’m exhausted already) at the recipe and the video will walk you through the steps…we’ve put it into three parts (well, Barry did because he’s the genius behind the scenes) so that you can watch them all together or little by little if you’re like me and taking a 2 year old to the potty every 15 minutes.  (more…)



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No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

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Note –> Non healthy recipe ahead! Non healthy recipe ahead! Okay, you’ve been warned. But man alive – some things are just worth it. Amen?

I hesitated to even write this post. I mean, there are probably 1 million No Bake Cookies recipes all over the internet. But, alas I found myself making my one millionth batch of these and I took a few pictures.

There are load of these recipes and lots of them have very different ratios, so I wanted to post my Mamaw’s version. I’ve seen it a few places as well…and I know it works. And I like sharing stuff that works. Because ain’t nobody got time for duds ’round here.  (more…)



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How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Pressure Cooker {video}

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Pressure Cooker {video}

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Whoop! I told you in the pressure cooker post that I wanted to do three more videos where I showed you exactly how to use each cooker. And behold! I got one done! I hate stuff hanging over my head…so – one down, two more to go!

In this video I show you how to cook a whole chicken in a pressure cooker. I’m using a 6 quart Fissler pressure cooker on a Duxtop Induction Burner.

I used this general recipe from Food.com for a Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken. The only difference is that I only browned it on the breast side for 7 minutes and flipped it over THEN put the lid on – instead of browning it on all sides. Also, I let my pressure fall naturally instead of doing the quick-release method. (more…)



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