How to Make Homemade Jello With Fruit Juice

Easy Homemade Jello with juice

I did not know it was so easy to make homemade Jello. I never really make the other stuff before, since it seems to be filled with artificial colors and flavors. There is also a small secret I will share with you. I don’t even like Jello. I guess that is why I rarely ever make it. It just doesn’t seem to cross my mind. My kids love it. Now I have a quick and easy way to make healthy homemade Jello that is also good for them. This girl is pretty excited about this homemade recipe. I love to make food homemade or from scratch. There is so […]

Easy Handmade Valentines: Let It Glow

Easy Handmade Valentines

Valentine’s day is so fun to give little tokens and gifts of love to friends and family. My son love’s to help me make easy handmade Valentines Day cards every year. I was thinking of a few ideas. Then I thought everybody loves the movie Frozen. If you have not seen or heard of it by now, you must be living under a rock. So I wanted to design easy handmade Valentines with a small tribute to the movie for both boys and girls. So I came up with “Let it Glow” and decorated with blue snowflakes. I can’t wait to show you my DisneySide soon with […]

Cook Once Eat Twice: Quick Healthy Meal Ideas

Cook once eat twice

Hello, Pounds4Pennies readers! I’m so excited to stop by for a visit today. I’m Emily from That’s What I Eat, where I blog about how I lost 70 pounds using real, unprocessed food. I’m a wife, mom, blogger, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and lover of all things health and nutrition. It’s nice to meet you! Learn How to Cook Once Eat Twice There are two main complaints I hear all the time when people come to me for help. No one seems to have enough time or money anymore, and they certainly aren’t going to waste either on being healthy. I love to spread the […]

Easy Handmade Valentine Cards: Valentine Arrows

Easy Arrow Valentines day cards

I think handmade Valentines are so cute and very inexpensive to make and add a little personal touch. Handmade Valentines don’t have to use all your toner when you print them out either. I have made a cute little arrow valentine cards you can put a pencil or glow stick in for a cherished Valentine. I know my kids always enjoy giving gifts they help make or assemble. Handmade Valentine Cards Supplies for handmade arrow Valentine: Pencils (Check the dollar store for Valentine’s pencils) Paper white card stock and Printer Arrow Valentine Printable Tape Scissors Craft Knife Directions how to make handmade Valentine cards:  Arrows 1. […]

Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets Recipe

Homemade pizza pockets with cheese

Who doesn’t love pizza? Whenever I say the word pizza, I swear my kids (even the big ones) start jumping up and down. I have found pizza does not pack well for lunch, so I wanted to make my own Homemade Pizza Pockets for school lunches and quick snacks. The best part about these little pizza pockets is they freeze really well and only take one minute to heat up in the microwave. How cool is that? This is a huge win for this mom. This recipe makes two batches, so I made one cheese and one pepperoni. We made our own homemade pepperoni this […]

Enter to Win $300 in Paypal Cash

I am excited to bring you an awesome giveaway I have put together with 20 other bloggers. We have decided to reward our amazing fans with a $300 in Paypal cash giveaway. Who couldn’t use an extra $300 to pay down those Christmas bills? I know I could. Please read the details below on how to enter and be sure to share with your friends to let them know where they can enter to win too. $300 Cash Giveaway Every week on 200 bloggers link up and share all their ideas for Family Fun as part of a blogging link up party called Family […]

Homemade Pizza Dough from a Bread Machine

Homemade Bread Machine Pizza Dough

When I was growing up, I lived in a small town. There were less than 5,000 who lived in town. There was only one pizza place you could get pizza. It didn’t even open up until I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I always remembered the smell of fresh dough and baking pizza as soon as you opened the door. I loved that place and it is still my favorite pizza. We all love pizza. Pizza dough is so easy to make in a bread machine. My bread machine is pretty old. I have had it forever and it still works. I love it has a […]

Best of 2014 From Pounds4Pennies

Wow what an exciting year this has been. I have to say this year has been so much better than last year. Last year really sucked. This year has been about making memories with my family and taking small amounts of time and making them great. I think my kids will remember this year as a year of fun and family. Next year we are planning trips with aunts, uncles and cousins. This has always been a dream of mine, to vacation with family. Now I am going to share with you the big hits of 2014 from my blog. These are the posts everyone […]

How to Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

How to eat healthy at holiday parties

This article is sponsored by DSM. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are my own. Eating healthy during the holidays is always tough. There are so many treats and goodies to sample. Especially at parties and family gathering, but it is not impossible. Both Mrs. Claus and I have a few healthy tips and tricks to get you back on target for this holiday season. Tips for Eating Healthy at Holiday Parties First fill up on the good stuff. If there are fruits and vegetables offered at a party, make yourself a big plate of crudities to munch on first. This will help you […]