How to Roast Coffee using a Bread Machine

How to Roast Coffee at home using a Bread Machine

You read that right – how to roast coffee with a bread machine. If you’ve been a long time reader, or caught our segment on Nightline, you might know that I have been roasting my own beans for a while. And rather than spend hundreds on a nice coffee roaster, I’ve spent about $50 and can roast a whole pound at once in under 15 minutes. This post will take you through my setup and exactly how I do it. *** WARNING *** The products I use to roast coffee are

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10 Frugal Fashion Hacks

You don't have to spend a lot to look good! Check out these 10 Frugal Fashion Hacks!

Let’s face it, looking good can be very expensive. There’s makeup, skin care, clothes, bags, accessories, and shoes (lots and lots of shoes) to buy. And when those gorgeous pair of shoes you saved months for get a scratch it’s important to have an inexpensive way to fix them. These 10 inexpensive fashion hacks will save those pricey shoes as well as get you out of a bind when you are away from home. 1.) When the belt you are wearing breaks and there is no loop to hold it in

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Caribbean Citrus Chicken

This Crockpot Citrus Chicken has AMAZING flavor. Orange juice, lime juice and spices like cumin give it an awesome Cuban flavor!

I LOVE how dark meat in the crockpot turns out. It just falls apart and still stays juicy and moist. This Caribbean inspired Citrus Chicken is a great example of that. Orange juice, lime juice (or lemon, but lime is better) meld with the cumin, oregano and cilantro so well. This is one that you will want to marinade first. Or better yet, prepare for freezer cooking in a freeze bag. That way, the marinade action will occur as it’s thawing. For this, I also decided that it works better

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9 Easy Ways to Repurpose Items in Your Home

Looking for some creative ways to save money How about repurposing items in your own home! Here are 9 ways.

When you are living a frugal lifestyle, sometimes the best place to save money is inside your own home. You can clip coupons and bargain shop in an effort to save money. You can also find simple ways to repurpose items in your home to save money. I’ve pulled together a number of ways that do not require a lot of time but will help you stick to that frugal budget. Save in the Kitchen 1. After you have boiled pasta for dinner and you’re cleaning up the pots and

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan in the crockpot? Yes. And it's actually good. And by good I mean AMAZING!

I was skeptical, but this crockpot chicken parmesan isn’t just good, it’s AWESOME. And I love chicken parmesan. In fact, I have what I believe to be the ultimate recipe for it. But this is just easier. Fewer steps and a ‘set it and forget it’ approach. I was concerned though… how was I going to get the tanginess of the sauce, the tenderness of the chicken, the salty gooiness of the cheese, AND the salty crispy crust from a crockpot? I was mostly concerned about the crispy crust. Crockpots don’t do

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Top Secret Tips of a Mystery Shopper

How about a great way to make money AND have fun! Check out these Top Secret Tips of a Mystery Shopper!

When you’re looking for more ways to make a little money, mystery shopping can be a great fit.  Many people have heard of mystery shopping, but don’t really know where to get started or what to expect from the experience. 1.) It’s important to start your journey with a reputable company that has a solid reputation. MSPA-NA (formerly known as the Mystery Shopping Providers Association of North America) is a great place to start gathering information, according to Kate Horrell, finance coach at KateHorrell.com.  She also recommends visiting the forums

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8 Ways to Become a Reselling Rock Star

This is one of the BEST ways for a SAHM to make extra money! 8 Ways to become a Re-selling ROCKSTAR!

So, you want to learn how to resell? Don’t worry, earning some cash from reselling isn’t all that difficult. But there are definitely ways you can make yourself much more success and have fun doing it! Reselling is taking an item you already own (or purchase to resell) and selling it for (hopefully) more money than you purchased it for. It can take some practice, but it can be an easy way to earn quite a bit of extra cash depending on the items. Here are 8 tips to help you

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