Make your own drink coasters craft directions DIY #Thanksgiving #DIY

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I found this great craft that I thought I would share with you all. You and your children can make several different types you can make. There are Kid designed, Tile coasters, Greeting-card coasters, Photo coasters, and T-shirt Coasters. Find out how to make them here.

You can make the perfect holiday coasters, to match your decor, or any other type you would like to make. You could make some special ones to use just for holidays, you could use special Christmas cards to create them. There are so many ways to create these coasters and the best part is you can make them with your whole family so they can be treasured for many years and make wonderful memories for your family as well.

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After the Turkey Coma make Turkey Freezer meals with the left overs #TurkeyRecipes #Thanksgiving #FreezerMeal

There are a TON of great Turkey Freezer meal recipes. So instead of just freezing the extras as just turkey meat here are some great recipes for you to make Turkey meals for those fast dinner nights that we all have. They are easy to make and you already did half the battle by already cooking the Turkey. :) There are several other recipes as well on the pages of these links so get creative for the family.

Here is a list of some great freezer meal recipes:

* Turkey & Corn Tortellini Soup Freezer Recipe

* Turkey Noodle Casserole

* Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is Easy to Make and Easy to Freeze

* Enchiladas With Turkey Recipe

* Southwestern Turkey Taco Soup Recipe

* Honey Thyme Turkey With Lemon Noodles Recipe

* Crock Pot Chili With Turkey

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Libby’s Pumpkin Log Recipe #Food #Thanksgiving #PumpkinLog #FallRecipe

pumpkin log

Libby’s Pumpkin Log is one of our favorite recipes. It is just a heavely treat that I make for Holiday’s and for the winter as a treat for the kids. They can’t get enough of it, so I make it frequently for them. You can replace the Libby’s Pumpkin with Fresh Pumpkin as well for this recipe.

If your looking for the perfect compliment to your Turkey or Ham look no further! It’s an amazing treat for the family and they are sure to ask you to make it every year for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. I do highly suggest making more then one because they will go QUICK! Even if your not a huge pumpkin fan, I can tell you that you will LOVE this as it is not over the top with the pumpkin flavor it just adds a great complimentary flavor to the log. This is always requested for each holiday meal by our family and once you taste it you will know why! It’s one of the first things that my kids ask me for.

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My amazingly moist Turkey recipe #ThanksgivingRecipe #TurkeyHelp #TurkeyRecipe

cooked Turkey

I have to say that I LOVE Thanksgiving and having Turkey! So when it comes time to make my bird, I can’t wait to get it in the oven so that we can eat! The neighbors are always calling and asking how I am making my Turkey because they can smell it all the way in their homes! So I am going to share my recipe with you all today.

I use a Chardonnay wine that is the cheapest they have usually a $3 bottle.
Italian seasonings
Turkey rub
a bit of onion and Garlic salt
8 tablespoons of butter

I wash my bird first, then put it in the Turkey pan. I poke the Turkey skin to make sure the wine can get in under the skin. Then I pour about a 1/4 of the bottle over the top of the turkey. Then I pour about 1/4 inside the turkey. I then add spices above to the top and inside the turkey. I place it in the oven at 250 for about 1 1/2 hours and then keep basting it every 30-40 minutes. After the first hour I turn the oven up to 265 and then keep it there till my bird is done. The dark meat and the white meat are equally juicy and everyone is ready to eat. I do it this way every year and it comes out perfect. I do have the little pop up button my my turkey to let me know just when he is done to perfection. ( Love the pop up button) It’s so easy to do but everyone thinks you slaved on your bird to make it taste soooooooooooo good! I figure what they don’t know won’t hurt them. lol The alcohol all cooks off while baking your bird but it has just a wonderful taste. Do NOT stuff your bird if your making it this way do your stuffing in a different pan.

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5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals You Can Make At Once #FamilyFavorites #HamburgerRecipes #Freezermeals

I Like to Purchase a 10lb Package of Hamburger and split it up to make 5 Freezer Meals All At once so that I can have them for Hectic Nights or when I’m sick. So Here are 5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals that are quick and easy to make that will get you in and out of the kitchen Quickly. They are all Frugal Meals as well that will save you both Time and Money.

Spaghetti Sauce~ 2 lbs of Ground Beef and Your Favorite Spaghetti Sauce add in your mushrooms or anything else you put in normally. Put in Freezer bag, label and freeze.

PoorMan’s Casserole~ 2lbs of Ground Beef and you can use your different frozen Veggies that you have left in the freezer or use 2 bags of Frozen Mixed Veggies of your family Favorites,and 2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup (Do Not Add Milk). Put all of the ingredients into a Freezer bag and mix, then Freeze. If it’s for a family of 2-4 you can split it into 2 Freezer bags.

Directions for Serving
When you make it you will defrost in the fridge over night, then Put in a Cake Pan add 1 1/2 Cups of Milk to Meat Mixture, Make enough mashed Potatoes for 6 people and put over the top of the meat mixture. Bake For 30 minutes. Top with American Cheese and put back in oven till cheese is melted.

Taco Soup

2 lbs Ground Beef (cooked & Drained)
2 cans of Cream style Corn
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Golden Corn
1 Package of Ranch Dressing mix
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
1 bag of Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream
1 (8oz bag) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Crockpot

After your Ground Beef is cooked and Drained add it to the Crockpot. Then Drain the juices from the Golden Corn and add to the meat. Add in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT for the Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips and Cheese. Stir and put on high for 3 hours or you can put it on in the morning and put it on low till ready to eat. Put the Taco soup over the Tortilla Chips and top with cheese and Sour Cream.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs (2lbs of Ground Beef)

32 Meatballs (Homemade)
1-32oz Jar of Grape Jelly
1-32oz bottle of Ketchup
1 can of drained pineapple chunks
1/4 cup of pepsi or Coke (pop)

Mix the Grape Jelly, Ketchup and the pepsi or coke together in a crockpot. Then add the meatballs to the mixture and the pineapple. Stir and put on low for about 3-4 hours then serve. If when you taste the sauce it’s to sour add a little more grape jelly if it’s to sweet add a little more ketchup.

NOTE: This recipe sounds gross from the ingredients but it’s soooooooo good! You can add a little green pepper if you would like as well.

Meatloaf

2 lbs of Ground Beef
2 shakes Lawry Seasoning Salt
1/2 tspGarlic Powder
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
3 eggs
1 sleeve of crushed crackers

Mix all together then bake at 350 for about an hour. Let it cool and put in freezer bag after draining the grease out from it.

There are your 5 easy dinners that take no time to make.

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Freezer Breakfast Meal Recipes That You Can Make For A Great Morning Start #BackToSchool #Breakfast #Freezermeals

I have to say that I love making the Freezer Breakfast Meals, I do this 1 time a month and we have breakfasts for the whole month. The kids love it because they can choose what they would like and we can even take them on the go with us if we are running late for an appointment. It just makes mornings so much easier and I know they are eating something healthy to start their day.

Breakfast Buritos

A Dozen Eggs
12 Flour Tortillas
1 Green Pepper
1 package of Bacon or Sausage Patties or Links (family prefers)
1 package of Cheese
Milk

Scramble the eggs in a bowl and mix in a little milk to make them fluffy. Then add chopped Green pepper, and your already cooked meat choice. Scramble the eggs with everything in the eggs. Then take your tortilla (one at a time) fill them and fold them into a burrito. Let them cool down a little. Then put them in a freezer bag. Label them and put the date on them. It will make 12 of your Burritos.

Homemade Egg Mc Muffins

12 Whole English Muffins
12 Eggs
1 Package of Bacon
1 Package of American Cheese

Fry your eggs so that the yolk is still in tact, while your bacon is cooking, (I usually cook the bacon in the oven while doing this) Then toast your English Muffins, You then put 1 egg on each Muffin. Top with your bacon and cheese. Wrap your Egg Mc Muffins in a paper towel and then put in freezer bags to freeze. Label bag and put in freezer.

Pancakes

You can use a mix if your family prefers it, or you can make homemade pancakes. I also like to add Fruits or chocolate chips to them to give the kids a variety so it’s not always the same thing over and over again.

Make your pancakes, with Blueberrries, chocolate chips, banana or whatever you would like. Then let them cool. Now, I love to use my Bread bags for freezing them. Once the bread is gone I shake out the crumbs and save them to freeze my pancakes in. You can use any Bread bag to freeze them in. Then once they have cooled freeze them on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes then put them in the bag it helps them to stop sicking together.

Waffles

You can again make homemade or use a Box mix the choice is yours. You will make the waffles and let them cool. Then put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them for 5 minutes and then put in freezer bags. Waffles are at times to big to use the bread bags for if they are the larger ones. If you are making the square waffles use the bread bags as well.

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Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree and Freeze for your Homemade Pumpkin Pies #Pumpkin #PumpkinPuree

pumpkin photo

Get those pumpkins while they are clearing them out from Halloween and make your Homemade Pumpkin Puree. If you have not done this before it is an easy process and doesn’t take much time at all. Be sure to save the seeds and bake them so the family has a healthy treat as well. :) This will make great pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, pumpkin logs and more all winter long!

I use 3 pumpkins for the winter to keep them on hand for when I want to make something with a sweet treat and have some fall flavor. We can never get enough of the pumpkin logs in the winter! YUMMY!

First, I cut off the top like when your carving them for Halloween so I can get out the seeds and the pulp that needs to be removed. I then start the seeds soaking with the salt and water to get them ready for baking. Then I slice the pumpkin into 4-6 wedges and place in a shallow baking pan with about an inch of water in the bottom. I set the oven to 350 and bake for an hour. At that time I take them out make sure the meat is soft and ready for me to make puree. If it’s soft I let it cool. Then when I can touch it with my fingers I take it off the rind and start to place it in my blender, you can also use a food processor or food mill. Then when I have it all puree I put it in a collander that I set inside of a large bowl so that the added juices drain. Then it is ready to use in recipes or freeze after draining.

To Freeze:

Place Puree into 1 quart size freezer bags, I usually put about 2 cups into each bag. Then remove the excess air from the bag and seal. Label the bag with Pumpkin Puree and the date and keep doing this till all your pumpkin puree is in bags unless your going to be using it right away then leave out what your going to use and freeze the rest.

How to use:
If your pumpkin puree is frozen remove it from the freezer the night before and let it defrost in the fridge so it will be ready to use. Then just follow the recipe for your homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin log or cookie recipe. This gives your pies, cookies and other items a whole new taste and you may NEVER go back to canned pumpkin again!!!!

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How To Make Crock Pot Apple Butter #Recipe #HomemadeGift #AppleButterRecipe

It’s that time of year where there are apples of every kind and everything from sweetness to tart. There are so many great things you can make with them but one of our family favorites is Apple Butter and . It is perfect for the winter season on toast, bagels, even your morning pancakes get a great flavor with apple butter. This is such a simple recipe to make but the delicious flavor will last and last when you can it to have it all winter long. You can also make it in the Spring to have all summer long for a wonderful treat.

It’s always great to have canned foods on hand for the family for when you get sick. There are always easy goodies that you can still make with ease. The family will love the effort that you put into making it for them. Don’t forget the holidays are coming up and they would also be great in a gift basket for family and friends. There are so many great ways that you can use this recipe to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

If your going to make them for gifts, just add some fabric on top of the jar lids and a little bow to make them adorable. You could also make your own labels for them as well to add some more flair to them and make them look so cute!

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Free Printable Letters from the Easter Bunny #EasterBunnyLetter #Easter #EasterBunny

There are 20 different printable letters from the Easter Bunny. Just pick the letter that you like and print it out. Your Child is sure to get excited about their letter from the Easter Bunny.

It would be perfect to place by their Easter baskets so that they find the letter from the Easter Bunny. Making Easter even more magical for your child this Easter. I will be doing them for my grandkids and kids this year. I know they will just love them.

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