|In The Kitchen with Molly
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From planning meals to putting them on the table, feeding a family is a big job. In the Kitchen With Molly is the next best thing to having a personal chef.
This new E-Book contains 12 weeks of menu plans, one for each month of the year, plus shopping lists and printable recipe cards. With the planning done for you, you'll have more time to spend enjoying your family or tackling other projects that need your attention.
And with Molly, the focus is always on frugality. These recipes not only save you time, but they also save you money. Trimming dollars from the grocery bill can add up to a significant difference in the family budget, and having meals planned means you'll eat out less often. That's good for your wallet and your wai
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A Look Back at the
Living the Good Life ~ Frugally
Has winter left you waning?
Does your budget need a boost?
What's for dinner, anyway?
What keeps your abode bright, beautiful, and bouncing along?
Relax, rejuvenate, and get real! Each month take the wonderful opportunity to learn along with Molly (and her special guests and experts) and make the most of your time and money.
Molly's Money-Saving Digest February 2010
Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.
Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers ~ Quick and Easy 140 deliciously simple recipes --140 wonderful ways to feed your family! Our daily lives often seem to run on overdrive. Too frequently a healthy, home-cooked meal is one of the things sacrificed. If only you had more time! Okay, maybe you really like to cook and it's worth all the effort it takes. But every day, day in and day out, perhaps two or even three meals a day . . . 14 to 20 meals a week, whew! A homemaker needs a reprieve!
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Did you know that in the 1800's physicians suggested that their patients eat chocolate to calm their longing for lost love? And now, in modern times, more than $1 billion is spent on chocolate for Valentine's Day in the United States alone. That's a lot of chocolate! You can check out some more Valentine's Day fun facts here.
In this week's newsletter, I'm going to share some Valentine-themed treats, gifts, and crafts you can share with your loved ones . . . or make for yourself!
From the Blog
If you didn't make it to the blog this week, head on over to see what you've been missing. Don't forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!
- Cover a conversation hearts box with this cute iPhone printable.
- Here is the scoop on my latest recipe book, In the Kitchen With Molly. It comes complete with recipe cards and shopping lists to make dinnertime easier for you!
- The Super Bowl has passed, but you can still bake these fun football treats for a birthday party!
- I shared my Zaycon Chicken Adventure and gave ideas for other ways to save on your grocery bill.
- Here is a special Valentine's Day gift you could give your husband.
- Want to know what I did with all the 162 pounds of chicken I just bought? You can find out here!
- And don't forget to check out this week's Freebie Friday deals.
Valentine's Day Crafts & Recipes
Valentine's Day is a great time to show the people you love that they are extra-special to you! This week I scoured the web to find some fabulous treats, gifts, and craft ideas for you to give your loved ones.
- Instead of contributing to the $1 billion spent on chocolates, make your own Chocolate Covered Cherries, Peanut Butter Cups, and Petit Fours.
- For a more personalized treat, here are recipes for Conversation Heart Cookies and Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes.
- You can make these Brownie Heart Cupcakes or these Dressed-Up Cupcakes and then arrange them on these cute Homemade Cupcake Stands.
- Your kids will love to help you make these Crayon Hearts, Candy Airplanes, and Tissue Paper Flowers.
- It may not feel like it, but spring is almost here! Your friends will love these Affectionate Seed Cards from Martha Stewart.
- You can make this Stamped Heart Card or cute 3-D Photo Card.
- Here are a few other gifts ideas from Martha Stewart: Bath Fizzies, Heart-Shaped Soap, Button Napkin Rings, and a Lace Picture Frame Mat.
Hi Molly Members,
I've been getting the February member pages all ready for you to log in and access tomorrow. We have a great February Digest, some fun freebies and a coupon to a new E-Book that you'll be able to purchase at a significant discount.
I know you're going to love the February Digest!
Not a member yet? We'd love you to join us.Only $3.95/mo!
You might also consider a six-month prepaid membership as a gift for a frugal friend (or yourself)!
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Here is an easy and fun treat you can make with your kids! Wrap each treat in cellophane, tie with a ribbon and present friends and loved ones with a marshmallow bouquet. Even the littlest helpers can participate in making these.
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
Sprinkles or colored sugar
Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
- Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a double boiler on medium heat until the chocolate is melted.
- Pour decorative sprinkles into a bowl.
- Put a lollipop stick into each of the marshmallows.
- Dip the marshmallows halfway into the chocolate and then roll them in the bowl of sprinkles.
- Place the marshmallows in an upright container and put them in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
- Wrap each pop with a piece of cellophane and tie with a ribbon for a sweet gift!
Two Free Valentine's Day E-Books!
I have found two free E-Books for you with many more great ideas. The first E-Book has 21 Valentine Craft Ideas for your kids, and the second has 30 Valentine Dessert and Drink Recipes. Enjoy!
Molly Saves in the Bedroom!
Make your bedroom an oasis this winter!
Let Molly help you save as you feather your nest with comfort for peaceful slumbers.
But the February issue of Molly's Money-Saving Digest
doesn't stop at the bedroom door. It's chock-full of advice for home and family: repurposed projects; nutritious food for family members, including the furry ones; financial teaching for kids; organization and décor; and much more!
- Shower your spouse with love and pancakes!
- Investigate cut flowers and houseplants.
- Feed your family a meal that's both easy and healthy!
- Prepare your kids for keeping their own checkbooks.
- Find out what your dog or cat really needs in his food.
- Let your old wool sweaters keep you warm in another form.
- And so much more!
Read a full description here. Purchase Molly Saves in the Office.