Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Butter

This year we plan to put as much of our pumpkin to use as possible.  We will be toasting the seeds like usual. Some new additions this year will be putting those guts (the stringy innards) to use.  You can even make pumpkin bread by taking your favorite zucchini bread recipe and swapping the shredded zucchini for chopped pumpkin guts.  

  • 3 1/2 cups pumpkin guts, pureed
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Toss all the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened, making sure to stir frequently.
Put thickened mixture in a container and chill until you're ready to serve.
Pumpkin butter is not safe for preserving.  Just like Apple Butter it never lasts long enough in our house to need preserving though.   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Walmart Savings Catcher App

The Walmart Savings Catcher app is far from perfect but it is a nice back up for saving money while shopping.  (still doesn't match with a few of the stores local)
This was the saving on our first receipt I entered. 
I am seriously the worst couponer ever.  I clip them and organize them only to forget them at home while shopping. There is also the times when I get to the register and forget I have them with me.  ::shame::

Visit the Walmart Savings Catcher website for more information and to get started. 
You can also download the app at the Apple Itunes store or Google Play.

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