5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat!

5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes

I don’t know where you are, but where I am (St. Louis) we’ve had some weird weather the past month. One week it’s so hot and humid you can barely breathe and the next week you start wondering if Fall is around the corner.  It’s definitely been a strange summer, but I am not complaining because I enjoy the fact that we haven’t hit temps like we did last year. But even with the “cooler than usual” temps, it’s still hot and we are still finding ways to beat the heat.

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Tax Time + Bigger Refund = Not So Frugal Spending

I filed my taxes the other day, and was absolutely thrilled to see I was getting a lot more back then I normally do. I qualified for a higher EI credit and I made a little bit more this year. I am a freelancer too, so I don’t get back as much as others usually… 

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Income Tax Check Time

I filed my taxes the other day, and was absolutely thrilled to see I was getting a lot more back then I normally do. I qualified for a higher EI credit and I made a little bit more this year. I am a freelancer too, so I don’t get back as much as others usually… 

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Great Foods for $1

Teaching others to live frugally is my expertise, and there is nothing better than finding a deal in the grocery store on food, as I tell many of my students. I love to save money, and I love to buy food, so combining the two, is a winning combination in our household. Did you know… 

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Marking Your Meals (Freezer Cooking)

Freezer cooking is a time and money saver, but you have to be organized in order to make it all work. Having a jumble of unmarked meals strewn all around your freezer, is not a very good idea, when you spend all that time trying to save yourself the hassle of constant meal preparation as… 

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A Freezer Cooking Weekend

Freezer cooking is an easy method to stay frugal and help you save money on food costs. Preparing foods in advance can save time as well. It does require a little extra time once a month, but is totally worth it throughout the month when you are short on time and can throw a meal… 

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BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes for a summer BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers or chicken straight off the grill. It’s fairly easy to make, and looks quite pretty sitting on the plates ready to eat. But don’t worry, it’s delicious also, but I won’t guarantee it will keep the calories away. BLT Pasta… 

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How to Avoid Common Writing Mistakes – Humor Edition

I have seen this before and had it posted on my other blog a few years back. I came across it again, made me smile, and I figured I’d just share it with all of you too. So, sit back and enjoy (and learn something too! Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read. Never… 

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Where to write…

My very favorite place to write happens to be outside. In nature. Doesn’t matter so much where as long as its beautiful. In the Winter, its a lot harder for me to write anywhere outside because it is just too cold. So, instead I make myself nice and comfy on my sofa, grab a cup… 

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The Pocket Muse 2

I picked up The Pocket Muse 2 by Monica Wood, today. I know I’m a little behind the times, as it was released quite awhile ago.  I really enjoyed the first one though and have had it for a couple of years. When I am just plain stuck, for whatever strange reason, just looking at… 

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A Case of Extreme Frugality

Wow. Sometimes people seriously go to extremes to be frugal. And honestly, the woman I am about to tell you about, did it more for the principal of it being her money, but she fought for over 10 years about 14 cents. Is that not the craziest thing ever? It all started over a cheap… 

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