Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

10 Delicious Desserts for Chocolate Lovers + Merry Monday Link Party 151

Summer is on its way and that means barbecues, late nights by the fire, and more family time. It also means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers. Whether you have a family pitch-in or are sharing stories around the fire pit in your backyard, there are ideas here for you. After you’ve checked out your favorites stick around and link up at the Merry Monday Link Party! We love seeing your posts each week!

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

 

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Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Derby Day Truffles with Candied Bourbon Pecans (Quinn at Dad What’s 4 Dinner)

These may be called Derby Day truffles but I will be eating these babies all summer long.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Fireless Simple S’mores Snack (DJane at MommaDJane)

No fire pit? No problem with these delicious fireless S’mores.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Fudge Pie (Stacie at Simply Stacie)

How do you make chocolate even more amazing? You put it in a pie of course. This one definitely won’t disappoint.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Milk Chocolate Cake Pops (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

These cake pops are perfect for those summer birthday parties. The best part is that there is no cake-cutting required!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies (Kit at The Kittchen)

These brownies are decadent to the extreme. I totally recommend surprising your husband on the next date night with this amazing recipe!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Almond Joy Poke Cake (Erin at DelightfulEMade)

Get your favorite candy bar flavor in cake form with this yummy recipe!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

New Zealand Fudge Cake (Stacie at Simply Stacie)

There are no words for how amazing these look! You will just have to check them out.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

 

Caramel Chocolate Chip Butter Bars (Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine)

These delicious bars have it all: caramel, chocolate, and cookie. They are the perfect dessert for a BBQ.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares (Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea)

I love chocolate and peanut butter together. Throwing pretzels in puts this dessert over-the-top in deliciousness.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Brownie Batter Milkshake (Erin at DelightfulEMade)

Cool down on those hot summer nights with this amazing milkshake recipe. So good, you’ll be sad when it’s gone.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Seriously, how can you pick just one of these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers? Luckily you have all summer to give them all a try without totally blowing your diet. Now, it’s time to get on to the party. Link up your latest and greatest with us so we can be inspired. Don’t forget to check out what your friends have been up to as well!

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Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.


Merry Monday Link Party #151

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Crazy Easy Homemade Freezer Bagel Pizzas

If you read Why You Need a Grocery Freeze then you know that I am super frugal when it comes to our food budget. Freezer recipes are a big part of that. They save money and make meal time a breeze. Another way to save money is to make your own “convenience foods” at home. You know the ones. These are your Pop-Tarts, Go-Gurts, and frozen pizzas. Making these at home will save you a fortune. One of our favorite homemade convenience foods is these homemade freezer bagel pizzas. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

These are great for lunch time. We love to throw them in the oven on Saturday game days because the kids love them and it keeps us from hitting a drive-thru. A bonus tip to save you even more money: only buy the mini bagels when they’re on clearance. You can get an entire bag of them for under $2. Since you will be freezing the pizza you don’t have to worry about the freshness not lasting.

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Ingredients

  • Bag of Mini Bagels
  • Jar of Pizza Sauce
  • 12oz Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 1

Open your bag of mini bagels and split each of them.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 2

Fill a baking sheet with a single layer of bagel halves.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 3

Next, cover each bagel half with a tablespoon of sauce. Use 2 tbsp. per bagel half if you like them saucier.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 4

Sprinkle some cheese over each bagel half.

Step 5

Place the baking sheet in the freezer until frozen.

Step 6

After the pizzas have frozen, remove the tray and transfer the pizzas to a freezer bag.

Step 7

Label your freezer bag and return it to the freezer.

Step 8

Repeat steps 2 through 7 until all of your bagels are done.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

When you are ready to cook your pizzas place the desired number of bagel pizzas on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. It doesn’t get easier than that. These homemade freezer bagel pizzas are a perfect convenience food to have on hand. Pull them out any time you need a quick meal. If you want even more easy freezer meals, check out these delicious homemade freezer chicken nuggets. They are a much healthier alternative to drive-thru chicken nuggets and your kiddos will love them!

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

 

Crazy Easy Homemade Freezer Bagel Pizzas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients


  • Bag of Mini Bagels

  • Jar of Pizza Sauce

  • 12oz Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions


  1. Open your bag of mini bagels and split each of them.

  2. Fill a baking sheet with a single layer of bagel halves.

  3. Next, cover each bagel half with a tablespoon of sauce. Use 2 tbsp. per bagel half if you like them saucier.

  4. Sprinkle some cheese over each bagel half.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until frozen.

  6. After the pizzas have frozen, remove the tray and transfer the pizzas to a freezer bag.

  7. Label your freezer bag and return it to the freezer.

  8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 until all of your bagels are done.

  9. When you are ready to cook your pizzas place the desired number of bagel pizzas on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

10 Easy Meals for Busy Moms + Merry Monday Link Party 149

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. That’s why meal planning is essential. It makes life so much easier when you can cross one thing off of your to-do list at the beginning of the week. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week. They are all super easy and delicious. There are even a few delicious breakfast ideas to make your mornings easier. After you’ve checked them out, stick around and link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Five Can Dump Soup (Marilyn at Merilyn’s Treats)

It doesn’t get much easier than this soup. It’s a great go-to for the nights when time gets away from you.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Easy Taco Salad (Meagan at Just 2 Sisters)

How do you make tacos even better? Turn those amazing flavors into a salad! This one definitely delivers.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Ginger Soy Chicken Stir Fry (Shannah at My Suburban Kitchen)

Don’t spend money on expensive take-out. Instead make your own stir fry at home with this delicious recipe.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Sourdough and Sausage Tuscan Egg Bake Recipe (Camille at Growing Up Gabel)

This is a super yummy warm breakfast idea! It is so good your family will be begging to have it for dinner too.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole (Erin at Delightful E Made)

Fit more taco goodness into your meals with this casserole! No worries about fighting with your kiddos to eat this dinner!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Breakfast Bread Boat (Kit at The Kittchen)

This is another hearty, warm breakfast. It comes together quickly and fuels the rest of your day.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

One Pan Pork Marsala (Shannah at My Suburban Kitchen)

Enjoy a fancy Italian dinner in the comfort of your dining room with this delicious recipe. Everything about this dish screams decadent except the ease of making it!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Ranch Chicken Cobb Salad (Kit at The Kittchen)

No boring salad ideas here. This one is so full of flavor you won’t mind making it the main dish for dinner.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Sweet Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Baked Penne (Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine)

Broccoli Rabe is one of my favorite ingredients. If you haven’t given it a try yet, this is the perfect recipe to do so. You won’t regret it.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche (From here!)

Not only is this is a super easy recipe, it’s freezer-friendly. Make up a huge batch when eggs are on sale and stock your freezer for weeks!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

These recipes are so easy and delicious that the hardest part will be waiting to try them out. Are you looking to make back up freezer recipes, too? Check out our recipes page for more awesome freezer meals! Now that you’ve knocked out this week’s meal plan it’s time to party. Share your latest awesome posts with us below.

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Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!


Merry Monday Link Party #149

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

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Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

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  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Easter – foods, crafts, and DIY projects
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

Easy Lucky Lime Punch Recipe

One of the best things about the holidays is the creative foods and drinks that come along with them. Unfortunately they can also lead to sugar overload. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for indulging in mint chocolate brownies and green cereal treats. After doing so you may want something a little tarter to wash it down. That’s what is so great about this easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe. It is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing treats.

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This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

To be clear, this drink is not sugar-free. It is simply packed with that tart lime flavor. Kids will still love sipping it from their crazy straws. Mine did!

 

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 Quarts of Fat Free Lime Sherbet
  • 12 oz. Frozen Limeade Concentrate
  • 2 Liter of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Decorative Green Sugar (Optional)

Step 1

Empty your entire container of sherbet into your serving container.

Note:

  • The container your choose needs to be large enough to hold one gallon. Most punch bowls accommodate that but if you are using a pitcher check the volume capacity.

Step 2

Next, empty your lime concentrate into your container.

Step 3

Slowly pour your 2 liter of lemon-lime soda over the sherbet and the concentrate.

Step 4

Carefully stir together until well mixed.

To Coat Glasses

Step 1

Fill a small bowl with water and a second bowl with sugar.

Step 2

Dip your cup into the water and then immediately dip in your sugar.

 

This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

If you want you can bump the sweetness up and top your punch with some whipped cream. I chose not to because I love the tartness of the lime. The sherbet provides a nice foam on its own that I sprinkled some extra sugar on. However you choose to serve it, everyone will love this festive Lucky Lime Punch! Don’t forget to check out more awesome St. Patrick’s Day ideas like this easy Shamrock Wreath and these super fun St. Pats Party Hats!

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Easy Lucky Lime Punch Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Gallon

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Calories per serving: 185 per serving

Easy Lucky Lime Punch Recipe

Ingredients


  • 1.5 Quarts of Fat Free Lime Sherbet

  • 12 oz. Frozen Limeade Concentrate

  • 2 Liter of Lemon-Lime Soda

  • Decorative Green Sugar (Optional)

Instructions


  1. Empty your entire container of sherbet into your serving container.

  2. Note: The container your choose needs to be large enough to hold one gallon. Most punch bowls accommodate that but if you are using a pitcher check the volume capacity.

  3. Next, empty your lime concentrate into your container.

  4. Slowly pour your 2 liter of lemon-lime soda over the sherbet and the concentrate.

  5. Carefully stir together until well mixed.

  6. To Coat Glasses: Fill a small bowl with water and a second bowl with sugar. Dip your cup into the water and then immediately dip in your sugar.
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This easy Lucky Lime Punch recipe is the perfect citrus counter-balance to all of those amazing Saint Patrick's Day sweet treats.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

10 Delicious DIY Drink Recipes + Merry Monday Link Party 143

Parties take a lot of effort. Even the simplest parties have you stressing over the cleanliness of your home, accommodating food tastes, and more. Admit it. After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on. After you’ve imbibed or caffeinated, stick around and check out the Merry Monday Link Party below!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

 

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After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Delicious Shamrock Float (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

This amazing little drink couldn’t be easier to make. With only 3 ingredients you can spend less time mixing and more time with your friends!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

S’mores Mocktail (Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog)

You can’t beat a drink with that delicious s’mores flavor! These decadent mocktails are perfect for a family-friendly party!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Irish Cream and Mint Iced Mocha (Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama)

Oh. My. Gosh! Talk about a dessert in a cup! This Irish cream and mint iced mocha gives you a jolt of sugar and caffeine to keep you going all night!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Almond Tequila Sangria (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

Did you know that almond tequila was a thing? You are definitely going to want to get some to make this delicious sangria!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Ginger Pomegranate Martini (April at April Golightly)

A good martini is always the perfect party accessory. They don’t get much better than this ginger pomegranate martini.

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Beauty and the Beast Punch (Olfa at Our Family World)

Celebrate your love of Disney with a delicious (and easy-to-make) Beauty and the Beast punch.

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

St. Patrick’s Day Green Sangria (Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom)

Adding mint to sangria is absolutely inspired. This green sangria is a must-try for any occasion.

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Irish Coffee Recipe (Nicole at Tikkido)

Follow up your green sangria with a delicious Irish coffee. It is the perfect pick-me-up after all of that party prep.

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Power Rangers Fruit Punch (Olfa at Our Family World)

Is anyone else incredibly excited for the release of this movie? Make the wait seem a little less long with this delicious fruit punch!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

How to Make a Latte at Home (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

Sipping coffee after dinner is a tradition in our family (for the adults, I should say). Find out how to make delicious lattes at home with these easy steps!

 

After all of the hard work you put into your parties, you deserve to visit with your guests over a delicious drink. Weather it’s a big family dinner or a small holiday party, here are 10 delicious DIY drink recipes perfect to sip on.

Your next party will be a hit with any of these recipes! How delicious do all of these drinks look? You have my permission to try a few or all of them. Now that you’re hydrated, sort of, let’s get on to the Merry Monday Link Party! Feel free to link up or simply be inspired by all of the amazing ideas being shared.


Merry Monday Link Party #143

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Storage & organization ideas/solutions – focus on nursery room/kids room
  • Cleaning tips – focus on kitchen cleaning
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • St. Patrick’s Day – recipes, crafts, printables, and more
  • Recipes – focus on peanuts, sauces, crab dishes, Ranch dressing dishes, and noodle
  • March Madness Ideas

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Grocery Freeze Tips

Last week you learned what a grocery freeze is and why you need one. You picked your date and made your inventory. Now you’re ready to dive in deeper and be successful! These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. They will also give you small tips that will make you more successful and less-likely to give up. If you’re ready to rock your grocery freeze let’s get to the tips!

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These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Stretch Your Food

A grocery freeze will force you to stretch you’re your food, especially meats. For example, I turned 5 lbs. of ground beef into 6 meals. I mixed up and froze meatballs and baby meatloaves which gave us 3 freezer meals. Then I browned the remaining 2 lbs. and made stuffed peppers, soup, and homemade Hamburger Helper from it. This brings us to the second tip:

Learn to DIY

Your convenient meals will be the first to go during a grocery freeze. Learning how to make your own bread, tortillas, and seasonings will be imperative for success. For example, when we didn’t have any spaghetti sauce or even tomato sauce, I made my own with jarred tomatoes that I pureed and seasoned. Little DIY’s can make all the difference.

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Save Freezer Meals

Make the meals that you can’t freeze earlier in the month while your excitement is still high. As the month wears on, start utilizing your freezer meals.

Substitutes

Remember to come up with creative substitutes instead of buying missing ingredients. If you run out of milk used condensed milk and water. Don’t have any bread crumbs? Smash up some crackers for your recipe.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Utilize Soup

Soup is one of the best meal-stretchers around. Above when I told you that I made soup from the ground beef? That soup was made from the excess rice and ground beef mixture that the peppers were stuffed with. Instead of having leftovers we had an entire extra meal.

Let Nothing Go to Waste

Leftovers can be turned into new meals to stretch food further during the month. Dice leftover pork chops to throw into fried rice. Toss leftover spaghetti noodles with butter and vegetables for an easy pasta dinner.

Transform Produce

If you have fresh produce that is starting to wilt or go bad, transform it. You can learn to can it, add it to freezer meals, or cook it up store it in the fridge to be a side dish. You can also freeze it to add to recipes later.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Temper Your Caffeine Fix

Coffee is a staple to my existence but sometimes during a grocery freeze, I run out. Crazy, I know. Since I’m not ready to give up my daily caffeine, I have found other ways to keep it coming. If you know that you do not have a lot of coffee for the month, make a half of a pot to stretch it further. You can also substitute with tea (iced or hot) that contains caffeine to get you through the month.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

There you have it! Now you have the grocery freeze tips you need to rock your grocery freeze. Do you have any tips that you use to stretch your groceries further? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! If you missed Why You Need a Grocery Freeze you can check it out now to rein in your grocery budget and prevent food waste.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have

Is meal planning on your list of resolutions? If not, it should be. Meal planning saves you time, save you money, and saves your sanity on busy weeknights. It can be tempting to just jump in and pick out 7 recipes for the week, write them down in your planner, and call it a day. Unfortunately if you do it that way you will never be successful. You will go to make one of your meals, realize you are all out of the milk you need to make it, and promptly call the pizza man. You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

 

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Create Your Inventory

 

Step 1

Print out your pantry and freezer inventory.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Step 2

Write down what you have in your pantry and freezer in the itemized areas on the sheets.

Tips:

  • Remember to include your quantities in the square provided when filling out your inventories.
  • I like to write down the number I currently have in the first box then mark it out and update it as ingredients get used. (See picture above for reference.)

Step 3

Decide on some freezer meals that you can make. Prepare those meals and add them to the “meal” section on your freezer inventory sheet.

Tips:

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Meal Planning Tips

Now that you know exactly what ingredients and meals you have, you are ready to start meal planning. There are many different ways to do this so I’ll share specifics in another post. For now, I want to share some extra tips that make meal planning easier for my family.

Breakfast and Lunch

Don’t forget about breakfasts and lunches when meal planning. Even if you don’t typically eat these meals at home they will affect your meal plan. For instance, if you don’t pack a lunch to work each day then you will need to make a plan for your leftovers. This can be as easy as planning a leftovers night for one of your dinners. You can also incorporate leftovers into a brand new meal later in the week.

Group Meal Items Together

There is nothing more frustrating than going to make a planned dinner and finding that someone in your family has eaten one of the ingredients. Prevent this by grouping meal items together in a labeled basket in your pantry. For example, if you need rice noodles, coconut milk, and peanuts for Tuesday’s dinner place them all together in a small basket labeled “Tuesday”. Next, simply let your family know that items in the labeled baskets are off-limits for snacking.

Get Creative

Instead of running out to purchase an item you’re missing, get creative. See if something else you have on hand will work as a substitute. Here is a pin with common ingredient substitutes to help you out. Also, don’t forget that most veggies can be swapped for any other with only a small change in flavor. Most proteins can also be switched (or ommitted altogether).  I substitue ground turkey for ground beef all of the time.

Pre-Portion Leftovers

I am a firm believer that the easier you make leftovers to eat the higher the probability that they will. Instead of dumping leftovers into large containers after dinner, pre-portion them into smaller containers. When you or your family members need a quick, single-serving meal these pre-portioned containers can be heated up. This will also make lunches a breeze whether you eat at home or pack them for work.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Now that you have your pantry/freezer inventory you are ready to save money and time with meal planning. Don’t forget to keep updating your inventory as you use items and meals. This will help you save money by keeping items from going to waste as well as keep you from eating out due to convenience. Before you go, tell me, what is the biggest money-waster for your family when it comes to food? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Mornings are hectic. Even with careful prep the night before mornings are still rough between wrangling little ones full of energy, getting the oldest ready for school, and making breakfast. Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day and more mornings than I care to tally my kiddos get cereal. Not because I don’t like breakfast food. I totally love it. It is my least favorite because I do not function well in the morning. That is why easy breakfasts are imperative. I need meals that are fast, easy to make, and yummy. This quick and easy sausage quiche is a great hot breakfast that fits the bill. It takes about 45 minutes to make but because you can freeze it, getting a hot breakfast on the table is easy.

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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Sausage
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • Frozen Pie Crust

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350º.

Step 2

Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

Step 3

While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and butter.

Step 4

Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

Note:

  • If you are making this to freeze for later, do so at this step. See below for more tips.

Step 6

Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

How to Freeze

I use the pre-made pie crusts already in tins for this recipe. That makes is easier to freeze without tying up my pie plates. To freeze this recipe, keep your pie crusts frozen until you have finished preparing your filling. After the filling is ready, pull out your pie crust and pour the filling into it. Place it back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. Next, pull out your set quiche and place it in a re-sealable freezer bag or a Food Saver pouch. Freeze your quiche for up to 2 weeks in the re-sealable freezer bag and up to 30 days in a Food Saver pouch. When you are ready to cook it, pull out to defrost then bake as in the recipe.

 

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: Eighth of the quiche (1 slice)

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Ingredients


  • 1 Pound Sausage

  • 5 Large Eggs

  • 1/3 Cup of Milk

  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper

  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella

  • Frozen Pie Crust

Instructions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.

  2. Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

  3. While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and better.

  4. Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

  5. Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

  6. Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.
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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Throw it in the oven when you wake up and let it bake while you and the kiddos get ready for the day. One quiche serves 8 but my family loves it so much that they always go back for seconds. If you are serving a hungry family of more than 4, I recommend make 2 quiches to serve. Want more deliciously easy breakfast ideas? Check out these protein-packed freezer breakfast burritos.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

High Style Holiday Entertaining on a Budget (+ Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer)

The holidays are a prime entertaining time. You love getting together with friends and family to celebrate this magical season. Unfortunately television advertisements, the magazines you read, and store displays convince you that throwing the ultimate soiree means spending a fortune on fresh décor, fine china, and table linens. All of this is before you even get to the food. Stop chasing an idea of perfection that will land you broke long before Christmas arrives. Here are tips for high style holiday entertaining on a budget including an easy and budget-friendly Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer!

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Décor

Instead of rushing out to buy new swags and lights, use the décor you already own to decorate. If you don’t have much décor, concentrate the pieces you do have in one area (like the dining room). This will give the appearance of a full and festive party.

Another easy and inexpensive way to beef up your décor is to use Christmas wrapping paper. Wrap the pictures on your walls to look like presents. You can also wrap your food tables and even your doors to easily coordinate all of you entertaining décor elements.

Choose a Neutral Tablecloth

Create an upscale dining table with a gorgeous fabric tablecloth. The trick is to choose one that is a solid color such as green or white that can be used for multiple holidays throughout the year. Personalize the theme of your table with place settings and centerpieces. By choosing a tablecloth that can be used year-round it makes this a splurge worth investing in.

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Buy Disposable

When hosting a large holiday gathering the cleanup us a nightmare. Make it easier this year by purchasing disposable serving ware and utensils. These no longer have to mean a cheap-looking gathering with paper plates and napkins. You can buy plastic utensils and serving trays that look like silver as well as gorgeous plates in every color and style you can imagine. Take it a step further by getting plastic wine and champagne glasses that only look like crystal. Finally, no more worrying about kids breaking glasses or being forced to compromise your style.

Rock Your Food

The most memorable part of holiday entertaining is the food. If your guests don’t like it, or worse, have not gotten enough to eat they won’t be focused on the awesome memories being made. Don’t let your high style décor go to waste by underwhelming guests with food. Make sure that you have more than enough to eat and drink to keep guests happy all night.

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Appetizers are a must whether you’re serving a full meal or not. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be hard. Before you reach for that bag of chips to unceremoniously dump in a bowl, make this decadent Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini appetizer. With the help of Stella Cheeses creating a high style appetizer is easy and budget-friendly.

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Ingredients

 

Step 1

Cut 28 small circles out of your French loaf using a metal cookie or fondant cutter.

Tip:

If you don’t have one of these cutters, a regular medicine cup will work also. This is what I used and they turned out fantastic!

Step 2

Place 1/3 cup of butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until melted.

Step 3

Pre-heat your oven to 350º.

Step 4

Brush melted butter on butter on both sides of your bread circles and place on a non-stick baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake bread at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Thinly slice 28 squares of Stella Asiago cheese roughly the size of your circles.

Step 7

Place toasted bread circles on spoon rests and stack a square of cheese on each circle.

Step 8

Place a dried fig on top of each stack and drizzle with honey.

Step 9

Grate a small amount of Stella Parmesan over each honey-drizzled fig.

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

These delicious Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect marriage of savory and sweet. The presentation is effortless and instantly bumps up the style of your appetizer table. This year you can wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! What are your favorite budget-friendly entertaining tips? Let me know in the comments! Next, check out the amazing contest Stella is having for your chance to win a $5000 trip to Napa Valley, CA wine country!

Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer

Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer

Ingredients


  • Sliced French Loaf

  • Stella Aged Asiago and Parmesan Cheeses

  • 1/3 Cup of Butter or Margarine

  • Dried Whole Figs

  • 1 tbs. Honey

Instructions


  1. Cut 28 small circles out of your French loaf using a metal cookie or fondant cutter.

  2. Place 1/3 cup of butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until melted.

  3. Pre-heat your oven to 350º.

  4. Brush melted butter on butter on both sides of your bread circles and place on a non-stick baking sheet.

  5. Bake bread at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

  6. Thinly slice 28 squares of Stella aged asiago cheese roughly the size of your circles.

  7. Place toasted bread circles on spoon rests and stack a square of cheese on each circle.

  8. Place a dried fig on top of each stack and drizzle with honey.

  9. Grate a small amount of Stella parmesan over each honey-drizzled fig.
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Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe. In fact, I have been making this recipe for so many years that I didn’t even realize how long it took to make until making it for you. Don’t let that scare you away from making it, though. The hands-on time is minimal and it makes 2 whole meals you can freeze for later. Oh, and did I mention that it’s delicious?! Make it and find out for yourself.

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There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 32 oz Bag of Dry Pinto Beans
  • 2 Sticks of Margarine (1 cup)
  • 1 Leftover Ham Bone (With some meat still on it)
  • Water (12+ Cups)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Step 1

Place your beans into a large pot and cover with water.

Step 2

Boil the beans for 1 hour. Add more water as needed to keep the beans covered the entire hour.

Step 3

Drain you beans in a strainer and pull out any bad ones (these are the ones that are still hard or discolored ones). Transfer your strained beans to a bowl and set off to the side.

Step 4

Put your ham bone into your pot and cover with water.

Step 5

Boil the ham bone in water for 30 minutes. Again, add water as needed to keep the bone covered during cooking.

Step 6

Next, move your ham bone to the strainer with tongs (don’t pour out your water).

Step 7

Add your beans to the ham bone water.

Step 8

Bring your beans to a boil again. Boil them for an additional 2 hours. Remember to add more water as needed and stir occasionally.

Tip:

  • I recommend setting a timer for every 20-30 minutes to remind you to check on them and give your pot a stir.

Step 9

While your beans are boiling, remove the remaining pieces of ham from the bone. Throw out your bone when done.

Step 10

Cut the ham into small pieces and toss into the bowl your beans rested in.

Step 11

Turn down the heat to low on the beans and add your ham, margarine, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Step 12

Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until everything has thickened.

 

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

This makes a large amount of beans. If you are serving to your family for dinner, divide the batch in two and freeze half for a later meal. To freeze both meals, allow the beans and ham to cool to room temperature and add each half to a separate gallon freezer bags. Freeze for up to 30 days (longer if using a vacuum seal system like a FoodSaver). Our family love to have sweet cornbread with our beans. Make this easy on yourself by mixing up a box of Jiffy Muffins according to instructions. Next, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar to the mix. Note: don’t add more than this because adding too much will result in hard, cornbread chips instead of moist deliciousness.

You can’t beat the price of this meal. Even adding the cornbread still brings it to $3 per meal! For our family that works out to 60¢ per person. Talk about a frugal meal to add to your monthly meal plan! Get more awesome meal ideas like healthy freezer-friendly chicken nuggets or easy bacon and broccoli alfredo on our recipes page.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

Ingredients


  • 1 32 oz Bag of Dry Pinto Beans

  • 2 Sticks of Margarine (1 cup)

  • 1 Leftover Ham Bone (With some meat still on it)

  • Water (12+ Cups)

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions


  1. Place your beans into a large pot and cover with water.

  2. Boil the beans for 1 hour. Add more water as needed to keep the beans covered the entire hour.

  3. Drain you beans in a strainer and pull out any bad ones (these are the ones that are still hard or discolored ones). Transfer your strained beans to a bowl and set off to the side.

  4. Put your ham bone into your pot and cover with water.

  5. Boil the ham bone in water for 30 minutes. Again, add water as needed to keep the bone covered during cooking.

  6. Next, move your ham bone to the strainer with tongs (don’t pour out your water).

  7. Add your beans to the ham bone water.

  8. Bring your beans to a boil again. Boil them for an additional 2 hours. Remember to add more water as needed and stir occasionally.

  9. While your beans are boiling, remove the remaining pieces of ham from the bone. Throw out your bone when done.

  10. Cut the ham into small pieces and toss into the bowl your beans rested in.

  11. Turn down the heat to low on the beans and add your ham, margarine, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

  12. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until everything has thickened.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.