3K Subscriber GIVEAWAY: Vintage Chrome Waffle Iron Baker Maker

We are so excited to reach our 3k YouTube subscriber goal and we want to thank ALL of you for your support.  In keeping with our frugal, large family channel, we are giving away this gorgeous vintage chrome waffle iron baker maker. They do not make quality housewares like this anymore and when we discovered this like new waffle iron, we were so excited to be able to offer it to one of you, our viewers.

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Home School Curriculum Overview for 2nd, 7th, 8th Grade: How Did It Work?

Many of you have asked me how our 2015-2016 school year went. Here is a list of the curriculum that I used. Please watch the video to see what worked well for this past year and what didn’t work so well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment and I will get back to you. By clicking on my links below, you receive a small amount of compensation that helps me continue to blog. Thank you!

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Mom’s Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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My mom has been making her classic strawberry rhubarb pie for YEARS! I grew up with it as my dad’s requested dessert for his birthday.  It is the best strawberry rhubarb pie out there and one that many memories have been made around.  I hope you enjoy this recipe!


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Mom's Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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This classic pie is full of old-fashion flavor.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-12
  • 1 double pie crust
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3 cups rhubarb cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 2½ Tbsp quick cooking tapioca
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  1. In large bowl, add strawberries, rhubarb, tapioca, sugar, salt and nutmeg and toss to coat and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Roll out pie crust and place in a pie pan
  3. Pour strawberry-rhubarb mixture into prepared pie crust
  4. Top with 2nd rolled out pie crust
  5. Trim excess pie crust and pinch/flute edges to seal the crusts together
  6. Poke a few small holes in the top of the crust to let steam escape
  7. Bake in preheated 375° for 60-80 or until crust is golden brown and bubbly