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Start Your Day Right!

November 21, 2011
In This Issue
From the Blog
Healthy Breakfast Options
Molly Members
Cranberry Orange Bread
Paper Pumpkin Decoration


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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 . . .
November 2010 Digest:
November 2010 


Is overspending something you hope to under-do this year?

Are you always prepared with an impromptu meal for unexpected guests?
Need help with a successful holiday approach?
Steer clear of festive flops and dinner disasters and remember the reason for the season as Molly's Money-Saving Digest for November 2010 helps you stay focused and fulfilled during the often hectic holidays!
This month's special feature is:


November 2009 Digest:

Family Photography


November 2009    


Photo treasures--Don't you love to look back on those memories? 


With today's digital camera capabilities, we have awesome opportunities to snap those perfect shots of our  families, and often we do--only to have them sit for years, unused or lost somewhere in computer limbo.


It's time to do something about it!


Smile BIG now . . . November's special feature is:





































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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


molly goes camping 


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. 









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. 



Blueberry Muffins

I don't know about you, but I tend to eat more sweets this time of year than any other--with cookie exchange parties, holiday gatherings, and baking with my family, I just can't seem to get away from them. For that reason, I try extra hard to make sure that everyone in my family starts the day with a healthy breakfast.


Experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the energy and brainpower you need to get going! This week, I share some healthy breakfast options to start your day right.


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From the Blog 

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Healthy Breakfast Options



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It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it's the meal most frequently rushed or skipped altogether. What makes a healthy breakfast, anyway? Opinions will vary, of course, so I've searched for a wide variety of healthy options to help you start off on the right foot.  





Molly Members
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 Hi, Molly Members,

This month, we have all kinds of great links for the laundry room and your Thanksgiving celebration, so log in and check out your November resource page after you download the November Digest.
Molly Members receive the E-Book Living and Learning on One Income. It can be difficult to live on one income, especially in this economy. This inspiring E-Book tells how 12 families have made it work. This is a $12.45 value. Enjoy! 

Living and Learning on One Income 



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 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!  




Cranberry Orange Bread


This recipe is from Pat Mills, who blogs at Only By God's Grace. Cranberries have proven health benefits and are readily available in the fall. You can stock up on fresh cranberries now and freeze them for later.





2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
Grated peel of 1 orange
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
2 tablespoons hot water
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg. 
  3. Add the orange juice, peel, butter, yogurt, and hot water. 
  4. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. 
  5. Gently fold in the cranberries.
  6. Spoon into two 8.5- by 4.5- by 2.5-inch greased loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.  


If you have an original family recipe you would like to submit for the newsletter, please email me at If your recipe is chosen, we'll feature it here with a link back to your blog!


Paper Pumpkin Decoration



Here's an interesting fall craft for you. Take a look at this tutorial at Craftberry Bush that shows how to repurpose an old book (these are abundant at thrift stores) into a unique pumpkin decoration. You could also use recycled printed paper for this craft!


Molly Saves! In the Laundry Room   


Conquer Mount Washmore!


Climb to the top of your laundry heap and raise a victory flag!


This month, Molly helps you tackle that job that never seems to end. From saving on supplies to making your laundry room a space you actually want to be in, Molly's Money-Saving Digest for November has this chore in the bag. But the Digest doesn't stop there. You'll find plenty of other advice to help you get the most out of your money and your time.

  • Get tips and recipes for two Thanksgiving side dishes.
  • Put your slow cooker to good use during the busy holiday season.
  • Find out how to put together a first-aid kit for your four-legged family members.
  • Teach your kids how to save money at the grocery store.
  • Turn a throw-away box into a useful storage bin.
  • Learn more about avoiding colds and flu--and what to do if your valiant efforts fail.
  • Holiday stress is almost a given. We'll tell you how to combat it.
  • Find out which book Molly recommends to help you create your ideal Christmas.
  • Stretch your dollars by purchasing items that do double duty.
  • Be inspired by one thrifty mom's top 10 ways to save money.

November's special feature is:
Molly Saves! In the Laundry Room


You may not have 10 children, but your laundry pile can make it seem as if you do. Large or small, families generate a lot of messy clothes, towels, and linens, over and over and over again. In America, we have it easy compared to many of the world's women, with our running water and washing machines. A little perspective is a wonderful thing--but despite our conveniences, laundry can be an overwhelming job. This month, Molly helps lighten the load.


Read more and see a sample HERE.