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Leftover Chicken: How to Cook a Whole Chicken to Make 3 Meals

Leftover Chicken: How to Cook a Whole Chicken to Make 3 Meals

I saved a ton of money and time buying one whole chicken and making it into three wonderful meals. Buying whole chickens is much more economical than just getting boneless skinless chicken breast. Whole chickens have a better variety of meat and nutrition available as well. Making delicious meals from leftover chicken is super easy.

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7 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for your Kid-Friendly Party

I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun kids party drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors?

I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun kids party drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors?

I don’t drink alcohol but I love having a fun party drink to serve. I have done a lot of different things over the years, but I love the idea of making fruit punch from real food ingredients. There are a thousand recipes for fruit punch but most of them have cool-aid or soda or some other ingredient that I like to avoid in my diet and my kid’s diets.

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Leftover Pork: How to Cook 1 Pork Roast to Make 5 Meals

I cannot believe how amazingly versatile, inexpensive, and wham-pow tasty pork roast is! You can make a ton of meals from it with leftover pork roast.

I cannot believe how amazingly versatile, inexpensive, and wham-pow tasty pork roast is! You can make a ton of meals from it with leftover pork roast.

Using leftover pork is a huge time saver and money saver. Leftovers are a lifesaver for a busy family! The price of the roast depends on where you live, but it’s one of the most economical meats you can get. I got this 6-pound roast for about $11 here in Oklahoma. I buy pork shoulder, butt roast, or picnic roast. Whichever kind is on sale, and they all turn out great.

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe with Homemade Pumpkin Puree

PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPE-HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PUREE: I love using pumpkins with my kids and decorating with them, but I HATE wasting food. We roast our pumpkins and make our own homemade pumpkin puree. Then I freeze it in the freezer in 2 cup portions so it’s ready for recipes. This pumpkin cookie recipe is bomb!

I love using pumpkins with my kids and decorating with them, but I HATE wasting food. I don’t like buying them and not using them. We roast our pumpkins and make our own homemade pumpkin puree. Then I freeze it in the freezer in 2 cup portions so it’s ready for recipes. This pumpkin cookie recipe is bomb!

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Fresh Green Beans Recipe

FRESH GREEN BEANS RECIPE: My daycare kids LOVE my world famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

My daycare kids LOVE my world famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

A few years ago, when I had some older boys enrolled in care, they would ask me to cook this green bean recipe all the time. I would make them as soon as we could get enough green beans from the garden. They dubbed them world famous and who am I to argue with that. Pre-teen boys know where it’s at! It’s comfort food. 

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How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Making fresh homemade mozzarella cheese is by far the easiest cheese I have made. It's unlike any cheese you've tasted from the store.

Making fresh homemade mozzarella cheese is by far the easiest cheese I have made. It’s unlike any cheese you’ve tasted from the store. It also takes the least amount of special equipment. Just a few simple cheesemaking ingredients and a few minutes of time and you’ll be enjoying delicious fresh cheese!

Cheesemaking ingredients

All you need is milk, citric acid, liquid rennet, and cheese salt. You will also need a big heavy stock pot to cook it in and a heatproof bowl to continue to heat it in as you knead it.

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Simple Peach Crumble Recipe with Fresh Peaches and Oat Topping

This simple peach crumble recipe using fresh peaches and a crispy oat topping is sure to delight your taste buds.

This simple peach crumble recipe using fresh peaches and a crispy oat topping is sure to delight your taste buds.

We love peaches. We have an amazing peach barn called Livesay’s in a nearby town and we LOVE to frequent it all summer long. From June to about September, they are cranking out peaches and we are enjoying them. We also grow a few on our own trees. 

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