What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky!

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky!

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Upcycled Craft Ideas:  Twine Wrapped Bottle Centerpiece

Upcycled Craft Ideas: Twine Wrapped Bottle Centerpiece

I'm always looking for upcycled craft ideas and since we have plenty of leftover beer and wine bottles in the house, this one sounded like fun.  Upcycled crafts ideas are great because you take something old that no one really needs and turn it into something pretty!  I had bought a huge roll of hemp twine a few weeks ago for only $10 at Michael's (even less since I used a coupon!).  Toss in the cost of the bottles (FREE!), some glue and a few decorative accessories and you have a DIY centerpiece for very little money out of pocket. When I was researching on the internet about how to wrap a bottle with twine I really thought it would be difficult to do.  Or at least very time consuming.  Not being the most patient person when it comes to crafts, I thought for sure this project would … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Creme and a Breakfast for Dinner Recipe Roundup

Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Creme and a Breakfast for Dinner Recipe Roundup

This pumpkin crepes recipe has been sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions are my own. Do you ever get tired of hearing your family complain about what's for dinner?  Ewww...why did you put beans in that? Why are we having fish AGAIN.  What's this green stuff?  My kids and husband are pretty good eaters but they always seem to have SOMETHING to say about dinner!  Except on nights we do breakfast for dinner!  Those  nights are always filled with plenty of YAYS and requests for seconds!  Those are always good nights!  Because I am a huge fan of happy kids and no complaining I usually do breakfast for dinner at least once a week.  If you are a fan of breakfast for dinner I put together a collection on Foodie.com of recipes you might want to try.  Check out the widget below for … [Read more...]

How to Save Money at the Pharmacy

How to Save Money at the Pharmacy

I spent almost 15 years working in a retail pharmacy and it broke my heart every time someone told me they couldn't afford their medications  Healthcare is so very important but there are many people that struggle with rising medical bills and are looking for any way they can to save money at the pharmacy.  Medications are not generally cheap but there are a lot of ways that you can cut your pharmacy bills.  If you find yourself spending a fortune for your medicine every month, here are just a few ways that you can start saving a little bit of money! How to Save Money at the Pharmacy 1.  Stick to generics whenever possible.  Brand name medications cost significantly more and do the exact same thing.  Ask your doctor which medications will work for your health problems and which of … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Your Cutting Board

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Your Cutting Board

I have a bit of a cutting board problem in my house.  I have about 10 of them in all shapes and sizes and I use them constantly.  There are gigantic ones for rolling out pie crusts (which I HATE doing!) and tiny ones for chopping up a jalapeno from the garden to put on our pizza.  I seem to be washing them multiple times a day and since I use only wood cutting boards they get dried out fairly quickly.  What happens when your cutting board gets dried out?  They split in half and you are left with very expensive fire wood for the next campfire!  My cutting boards were in serious need of attention this week so I decided it was time to clean, sanitize and moisturize them with some homemade wood butter! If you are as much of a cutting board user as I am you need to make sure you take … [Read more...]

Homemade ginger syrup recipe and what to do with it!

Homemade ginger syrup recipe and what to do with it!

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was horribly nauseous for about 10 hours out of every day.  Whoever started calling it 'morning sickness' got it totally wrong for me.  I was sick from lunchtime until bedtime for 6 months.  Since ginger is such a great anti nausea treatment I started inhaling it every way I could find it.  Ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger snaps and even hard ginger candies went with me everywhere.  The nausea went away when my daughter was born but I had developed a taste for ginger that has stuck around ever since.  It is incredibly cheap and available year round at just about every grocery store.  When I decided to make ginger syrup I sent my husband off to the grocery store for the ginger and he paid a ridiculously small amount of money for a 1/2 pound of it.  … [Read more...]

Your Back to School List Should Include Identity Theft Protection #LifeLockUltimatePlus

Your Back to School List Should Include Identity Theft Protection #LifeLockUltimatePlus

This back to school discussion has been sponsored by LifeLock but all opinions expressed here are my own. Every year before my kids go back to school I have to register them with the county at the school they will be attending.  I have no idea WHY I have to reregister them every single year but I do and it is a huge pain in the neck.  I go online to the school's website and have to fill out a ridiculously long online form with all the required data.  This year as I was filling out the back to school form I came across a question I don't think has ever been on there before.  The school wanted my children's social security numbers!  Having been the victim of identity theft in the past I am always a little hesitant about handing out social security numbers and I chose to leave that part … [Read more...]

Link up your #recipe to What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Link up your #recipe to What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Genealogy Tips: How to Start Researching Your Family Tree #surnameproject

Genealogy Tips: How to Start Researching Your Family Tree #surnameproject

These genealogy tips are brought to you by Ancestry.com but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I was young my father discovered the joys of genealogy.  What did that mean for me?  It meant that we went to every family reunion armed with paper and pencil to interview everyone that was willing to talk to him.  It mean that we spent a LOT of time wandering around old grave sites and doing rubbings and taking photos.  It meant that the basement started to gather a huge collection of old books and an impressive photography setup.  Dad was passionate about genealogy and even now, 30  years later, he still has an active database of family that he spends time researching.  The one thing you need to know about genealogy is that it is never 'finished'!  Genealogy Tips: Researching Your … [Read more...]