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Happy Independence Day!

June 27, 2011
In This Issue
From the Blog
Let Freedom Ring!
Molly Members
Allergen-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
DIY Confetti Launcher

In the Kitchen With Molly  



Need a hand in the kitchen? Molly can help.


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 waistline.


A Look Back . . .

June 2010 Digest:          
Home Sweet Home (Business)

June 2009

Molly's usual focus is on ways to spend less (you'll find that too), but in this Digest, Molly takes a look at ways to earn more money--from home! Maybe this issue should be called Molly's Money-Making Digest.


June 2009 Digest:

Frugal Family Vacations



What kind of vacation can you look forward to on a frugal budget?

You'd be surprised!


Rest, relaxation, and adventure don't have to cost a bundle!

Explore summer fun and vacation ideas, plus innovative ways to save, in this all-new edition of . . .



Molly's Money-Saving Digest June 2009

Visit My BlogFrog Community!

Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers ~ Quick & 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!

Molly Goes Camping

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Do you long to enjoy and explore the great outdoors with your family?


Want to make that special connection with your kids?


Don't let a few varmints, mosquitoes, or mishaps spoil your fun.  Go camping!


For the price of spending a night or two in a motel, you can outfit your family for adventure and make memories for a lifetime!


Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Molly and her fellow campers show you how, in  

Molly Goes Camping. 



Molly's Super Summer Fun Pack



Make your summer spectacular with

Molly's Super Summer Fun Pack. This collection of E-Books will help you save time and money on every aspect of summer, and you'll have a great time doing it!


All six for only $15!  





Organize With Molly- Organization Bundle


 Since our organization-focused Digests have been reader favorites, hands-down, we've decided to put together a special "organization bundle" just for you. 


When I hear the words "Independence Day," I'll admit, the first things I think of are corn on the cob, barbecued chicken, fireworks, and a fun-filled day at the lake or park with my family. When you are out enjoying your day off, do you take the time to stop and think about what you are really celebrating?


This year, while you are out having fun with your family, don't forget that we aren't just celebrating a day off work. We are celebrating our freedom. And be sure to thank a serviceman or woman for protecting this great country so we can enjoy the many opportunities and blessings it has to offer.


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 Fireworks and Flag

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! 
  • If you have a little boy, check out this cute DIY truck shelf.
  • Guest writer Andrea Woroch shares where all the coupons are.
  • There's still time to enter to win the Crayola MP3 player! And be sure to check back on Thursday when I'll be posting a new drawing that I'm especially excited about. 
  • Do you have children who want to get on Facebook or Twitter? You might find this social media contract to be helpful. Be sure and read the comments to see the great ideas and resources that Econobusters shared. 
  • I made homemade sorbet for the first time, and you can too! It's a perfect summer solution for those who want or need to avoid dairy. 
  • Don't forget to check out this week's Freebie Friday!



Attention Bloggers: I am looking for a few more reviewers to review my monthly Money-Saving Digests. If you have a blog that you update regularly and would like to join the Molly Team, please email me at I look forward to hearing from you!




Molly's Super Summer Fun Pack! Over 50% Off!





Show your support of Econobusters by sharing posts you like with your friends. The number of "tweets" and "likes" will also give me a better idea of what you'd like to see more of. Thanks so much!

Let Freedom Ring!



Here are some food and decor ideas for a fun-filled Fourth of July with family and friends.

Fourth of July 

Molly Members
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 Hi, Molly Members,

Did you see the Super Summer Fun Pack mentioned above? Guess what? Members can purchase it for only $10! That's right, all SIX E-Books for only $10! Log in to your Member Pages and click the June resources link. I've added your special discount code to the top of the page. Just use it when you purchase Molly's Super Summer Fun Pack and receive an additional $5 discount. Enjoy!



Not a member yet? We'd love you to
join us. Only $3.95/month! And remember, if you don't want to join with monthly payments, you can pay in advance with our six-month or 12-month prepaid membership options. For only $23.70, you can enjoy six months of Money-Saving Digests, plus receive additional free E-Books and resources. This is a small investment to keep yourself armed and encouraged on your money-saving journey. The tips in each Digest easily recoup the cost!  


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


Holidays can be challenging when you have food allergies. When we celebrate at another person's house, I always bring at least one dish that I know my family can eat. DeBi has provided another allergen-free recipe for us just in time for your Independence Day celebration!





2/3 cup butter-flavored, dairy-free shortening
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Using an electric mixer and a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the shortening, sugars, applesauce, and vanilla until smooth. 
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and oatmeal. 
  5. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and stir until combined.  
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop dough in rounded teaspoon-size balls, two inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  8. Let cool slightly on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  

The oatmeal makes these cookies light and crisp. These cookies contain no dairy, eggs, peanuts, or tree nuts.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies




DIY Confetti Launcher


This neat craft project is sure to keep kids and adults entertained. Head on over to Disney FamilyFun to learn how to make a homemade confetti launcher!



Molly Saves! In the Kitchen  


Kick your kitchen up a notch!


Follow our recipe to keep the heart of your home beating efficiently!


Molly's Money-Saving Digest for June helps you get a handle on the busiest room in your home: your kitchen! From keeping track of recipes to cutting the time you spend cooking, this issue has practical advice for moms on a budget. But the Digest doesn't stop there. You'll find plenty of other useful advice to get the most out of your money and your time.

  • Try a salad and dessert combo that you can make ahead and take along.
  • Learn what size your pet should be (it will probably surprise you)!
  • Is your teen considering a car? Molly tells what to look for.
  • Discover which natural remedies you already have in your pantry.
  • Find out which foods make for a good facial.
  • Read about a frugal cookbook that Molly recommends.
  • Explore ways of getting food that don't involve a grocery store.
  • Find inspiration in one reader's story of a frugal idea that paid off. 


June's special feature is:

Molly Saves! In the Kitchen


If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then Mom is the heartbeat. Many moms direct a lot of time and attention to that one room of the house, cooking meals and serving up love to their families every day. That job becomes easier when your organizational skills are put to work--planning ahead, using your time efficiently, and knowing where to find what you need. This month's Digest gives you some basic ingredients of a well-run kitchen:

  • Learn which pantry items can substitute for the one you forgot to buy.
  • Check out some free Internet resources, including grocery lists and planners, advice on organization, and frugal decor ideas. 
  • Join Eleanor Joyce in her imperfect quest to save recipes for posterity.
  • Read about even more ideas for organizing and saving your recipes.
  • Discover how to remodel your kitchen on the cheap--with Craigslist.
  • Find out two keys to getting food on the table fast.
  • Follow our tutorial to make your own lazy Susan.

Read full details and see a sample here.