Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe


We don’t have time during the weekend days to have large breakfasts; however, we do enjoy this on the weekends or for dinner.  Here’s one of our favourites:


What You Will Need:

–   2 eggs

–   2 Tbsp of vegetable oil

–   1 cup of flour

–   1 cup of rolled oats

–   1/2 tsp of salt

–   1 1/2 tsp of baking powder

–   3/4 cup of orange juice

–   2 Tbsp of Butter

–   Optional:  fruit, nuts of whatever you`d like on top of your pancakes


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a bowl, mix the eggs with the oil.

2.   In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

3.   Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients.

4.   Now stir in enough orange juice to create a thick batter.

5.   Heat the butter in a frying pan and pour batter into the pan by 1/4 cupfuls.

6.   Cook until done, turning once and enjoy.


Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Alternative to Jet Dry

FINISH® JET-DRY® Rinse Agent   Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Dry?  Try your average white vinegar as a rinse aid in your dishwasher.  All you need to do is place a cup of white vinegar into the soap dispenser and run a normal cycle.  All those issues that Jet Dry fixes will be gone.  Even with the amount of energy and water you use to run a normal cycle, you’re still saving money.

Garlic-Herb Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

The following recipe is such a yummy treat for a potluck or just your average evening.

 Garlic-Herb Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

What You Will Need:

–   1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

–   2 cups herb-seasoned croutons, coarsely crushed

–   1 bag frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed

–   2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

–   1 cup chive-and-onion sour cream potato topper

–   1/4 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 an onion)

–   1/4 teaspoon pepper

–   1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup

–   1 container garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese


What You Will Need to do:

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the melted butter and the crushed croutons; set aside.
  • In large bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup melted butter and all remaining ingredients. Spoon into baking dish, spreading evenly.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until browned and bubbly around edges. Sprinkle crouton mixture over potato mixture; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until topping is browned.

Spicy Pork Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe


Stir-fry dinners are a staple in my house on busy evenings.  Here’s one that is always helpful:


What You Will Need:

–   1/2 cup of  vermicelli

–   2 Tbsp of soy sauce

–   2 tsp of chili garlic paste

–   1 ½ tsp of rice vinegar

–   1 tsp of sugar

–   1 tsp of sesame oil

–   1/4 tsp of salt

–   1 cup of lean ground pork

–   1 tsp of vegetable oil

–   1 cup of sliced shiitake mushrooms

–   1 cup of coleslaw mix

–   1/2 cup of snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced

–   2 thinly sliced green onions

–   2 minced cloves garlic

–   3 Tbsp of chopped roasted unsalted peanuts (optional)


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a bowl, soak the vermicelli in warm water until it becomes soften which will take about 5 minutes.

2.   In a separate bowl, whisk the soy sauce, chili paste, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, salt and 2/3 cup water together.

3.   In a large skillet, cook the pork until browned.  After, drain and set aside.

4.   Wipe wok clean and return to heat.  Add the vegetable oil and mushrooms while continuing to stir until mushrooms become soft.

5.   Now add the coleslaw mix, snow peas, green onions and garlic.  Continue to cook for a few minutes.

6.   Stir in soy sauce mixture and noodles, tossing to combine.  Continue to cook until everything becomes tender.

7.   Sprinkle with peanuts and enjoy.


Frugal Tip ~ Stop Hair Colour from Fading

To stop your coloured hair from fading as quickly, completely soak your hair with water before applying shampoo and only lather once.  Also make sure to condition your hair every time you wash your hair.


Cupcake Sliders Recipe

Cupcake Sliders


I absolutely love this idea.  I think I’m going to make this for my nephew’s next birthday.  Click HERE to head over to the Betty Crocker website and  find out how you can make this adorable cupcake idea at home too!


Baked Potato Chex Mix Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Chex* Mix


Click HERE to head over to the recipe to enjoy this get take on this Chex Mix recipe.


Cranberry Vinaigrette Recipe


The vinaigrette recipe below is a great way to change any boring salad.  This tastes great with nuts in the salad too:


What You Will Need:

–   1 cup of cranberries

–   ½ cup of orange juice

–   1 Tbsp finely chopped green onion but only the white part of the onion

–   2 Tbsp rice vinegar

–   1 Tbsp of lemon juice

–   1 Tbsp of honey

–   1/3 cup of olive oil

–   1/4 tsp of salt

–   1/4 tsp of pepper


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a blender, combine the cranberries, orange juice, onion, vinegar, honey and lemon juice.  Blend until everything has become puree like.

2.   Slowly add the oil and continue to blend in 15 second intervals until desired consistency.

3.   Strain the puree through a strainer, pushing down on the solids.

4.   Mix in the salt and pepper and enjoy!


Tips for Keeping Your Jeans from Fading

What do you do to keep your jeans from fading?  Back in the ‘80s, it was the style to have faded jeans but today, it’s all about the dark jeans.  I’ve been told the following help with the situation:

  1. NEVER wash your jeans.  Have you heard that?  I’m sorry but I just wouldn’t be able to do it.  I would always be paranoid that I smelled.  With respect to not washing, I heard people use Febreeze to freshen up the jeans.
  2. Wash jeans inside out in cold.  This is what I do.  I think it helps but I don’t think it solves the problem, just prolongs the fading a bit.
  3. Dry cleaning is another solution.  I’m not too keen on having all those chemicals used all the time on my clothes and more importantly, that can become very costly.
  4. Another thing that I do to help is to hang my jeans to dry.  Never, never put them in the dryer.  It is said that you’re almost guaranteed to have your jeans fade a shade when putting them into the dryer.
  5. An old home ready is to put vinegar in your washing machine with the jeans and wash on delicate with detergent designed to be used with dark clothes.  This is my plan to try next.
  6. A wives tail I’ve heard is putting salt in the washing machine with your load of jeans. I’m somewhat surprised by this as I’d think the salt with actually fade the clothing.
  7. Another one that I heard and I kind of find hard to believe it washing your jeans with beer….?

I’d love to hear what you do to prevent your jeans from fading!

Cinnamon Glazed Almond Recipe

Make this snack to enjoy any time of the day or night.

What You Will Need:

–   1/3 cup of butter

–   2 egg whites

–   1/2 tsp of salt

–   1 cup of sugar

–   3 cups of whole almonds

–   4 tsp of cinnamon

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 325°F.

2.    Place butter in a jellyroll pan and melt butter in the oven.

3.   In a bowl, beat the egg whites and salt together.  Slowly add the sugar.

4.   Gently fold in the almonds and cinnamon.

5.   Pour almond mixture onto jellyroll pan – toss with butter.

6.   Bake for 40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes, until the almonds become crisp.

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