Free Printable Recipe Cards

I love trying new recipes and I like having colorful recipe cards to put the recipes on. I have designed some cards to share with you.
 Free Printable 4 x 6 recipe cards. Click on image and save. Print on card stock paper and use for  your favorite recipes.  Enjoy!

New Years Resolutions

This year is going to be different for me.  This is the year I'm going to set goals and keep them. Of course, like most people, I'm determined to lose weight.
 I have been doing a lot of research on dieting.  I have lost 43 pounds since last year. I've have gained 3 pounds during the holidays, but it's not enough to discourage me.
 Every year we plan to lose weight only to fall off the wagon within a few days. How can we be so serious about weight loss only to stay on track for a few days.  

This year I'm setting up a diet notebook. I'm using a loose leaf notebook so I can easily add items.
 In this book I will track everything I eat by using this form provided by
    Be sure to visit this site, it has tons of info and simple recipes.  You can learn a lot by someone who has lost 150 lbs.
    I will also track my food inventory using this form I made.

    I will keep up with healthy foods by listing them.   When I use something, I add it to my grocery list.  Sometimes I will add a couple more to make sure I am well stocked. 
    I've also set up a recipes section for tasty low calorie meals and low sugar snacks. Most of them I print from my printer.

    I have joined a site named Shrinking on a Budget
     that has weekly menus and recipes they will email you.  It's $6.00 per year.  Not a bad deal at all.

    For exercise I walk, which I has been pretty slack lately. I have plenty of excuses, you know the ones, it's too cold, it's too hot, rain is predicted sometime today, my knee hurts, and on and on.
    I will commit to some form of exercise I can do when my excuses are legit and I need to stay in.
    This is my plan for 2015. 
     I have shared this with you to keep myself accountable.  I plan to post at least once a month on my progress.  Join me,  we can do this together.

    Christmas Gifts in Jars

    I had so much fun putting homemade cookies and candy in jars for gifts this year.  I made tags for them and hung them with twine.  I bought containers at the dollar store but then decided to use mason jars which were less expensive.
    Next year I will make cut out designs for the tops. Of course I found the perfect paper for them after I finished the gifts. It was the Christmas wrapping paper sitting in a corner of my room.
    Check out my buckeyes recipe I made for Christmas.  They looked great in the jars and everyone wants buckeyes at Christmas.
     This year I also made this white trash recipe and added whole pecans.  I will be putting it in jars too.

    Buckeyes Chocolate Candy Recipe

    Right before Christmas, my daughter and I make cookies and our all time favorite, Buckeyes.  I lost my original recipe so I had to find another one.  I think this one tastes better but It might be because I was so ready for them.

     I put them in mini cupcake liners which makes them look more festive.  Here is the recipe for Buckeyes.  Be prepared to fight yourself off of them daily.  Take my advice and give them away quickly.  Everyone loves them.


    •  1 1/2 cups  Creamy Peanut Butter
    • Or 1 1/2 cups crunchy Peanut Butter
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • Chocolate Almond Bark

     With a mixer cream together peanut butter and butter.  Add extract and salt.  Add the powdered sugar one cup at the time.  When mixture can be rolled  into a ball, it is the right consistency.  You can add extra powdered sugar if it seems too sticky.
    Roll into one inch balls and freeze on a cookie sheet.

    While the buckeyes are freezing, melt almond bark chocolate in a double boiler.  Stick toothpicks into  the balls and dip in chocolate leaving a space at the top uncovered.  Pull the toothpick out and pinch the hole to smooth out  the candy.  You may have to refreeze the candy if it slides off the toothpick before you get it covered.  Once they have dried, you can put them into mini cupcake liners.  You will be able to stack the candy.
    Get ready for the compliments, it is that good.

    How to Stock and Organize Your Pantry

     Today I took inventory of all the food in  my pantries and cabinets. I never dreamed I had so many cans, bottles, jars, packets, boxes, canisters, bags, and spice bottles. I'm getting tired just listing them.

    In my defense I'm shooting for a well stocked pantry but I think I missed my mark a little.  When there is so much stuff, there is no way to know what you have.  That's why an inventory list is important.
     Here is my free printable  you can use to list all of your food items. It seems like a lot of trouble to do this but trust me,  it is an eye opener.
     I found I have 10 cans of early peas which were bought on sale.  That is a good thing, but I only have 2 cans of corn so the next time it goes on sale I will know to go easy on the peas and stock up the corn.
      Now I can plan my meals around what I have the most of.  I saw items in my pantry that have been there awhile and that I need to use before they go out of date.  I don't list the expiration date because I purge anything that has expired and only good food items remain. 

     Since my list is in microsoft word, it will be easy to make changes and print out the list when I use or buy pantry items. No more guess work about having an item in your cabinets, once they are organized, they are a breeze to find.
    This list can go on the refrigerator or inside a cabinet so you will know at a glance what you have for meal planning and grocery shopping.

    Ugly Sweater Party and Contest

    This year our Christmas Party will include anUgly Sweater Contest.  I Believe it is going to be so much fun.  There is no boring party happening here.  This Party will be full of fun and giggles.
    Part of the fun is finding the ugliest sweater ever.   Make it a shopping day with the party goers.  The best place I have found is Goodwill.  If you don't have one near, any thrift store usually has plenty of them.
    First send out invitations. 


    It is always so much fun to send out invitations for parties.  It lets your guests know you are serious about this party.
    Ugly and Bright Christmas Sweaters Party Custom Invitations
    Ugly and Bright Christmas Sweaters Party Custom Invitations by reflections06
    Browse Christmas Invitations online at

    Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Holiday Invitation
    Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Holiday Invitation by thatpartygirl
    Check out more Tacky Invitations at Zazzle


    Next we need to find that perfect hairstyle for our Ugly Sweater Party.  This Rudolph style is perfect for the party and also for your office party during the holidays.
    No Source

    A Couple of pipe cleaners, some fun plastic eyes, and a red pom pom put Rudolph right in the middle of all the fun.


    Here is the perfect Sweater Cake.  It would be simple to make and would  make a great centerpiece for the party food table.
    Source: Yahoo
    You will need cute drinks to go with your cute cake.  Nothing could be as cuter than these elves hugging a glass.  They can be used for non alcoholic drinks too


    Love this game to choose a winner of for the Ugly Sweater Contest.  It is one of the fairest  (and fun) ways I have seen to judge the contest.

    Decorations For Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving will be here soon and my thoughts are on the huge turkey in my freezer and how much fun we are going to have with our guests.
    I've started on my centerpiece for the dining room table. I bought these 3 brass candle holders at a thrift store for $4.00.  I cleaned them with Brasso and I think they look pretty good.  Before Thanksgiving, I'm sure I will add something else to the centerpiece.
     We had friends over the other night and I just had to light my candles even though they are for Thanksgiving Day.  Back to Dollar Tree to find more drip less candles.
     We will be playing a Holiday Trivia game I found online.   It is like the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and  "Family Feud".  The game lets you call family members or friends when you get stumped on an answer.  How neat will it be to call people who couldn't make it to the dinner?
     It will be a great  way to get us into the holiday spirit and include others in our celebration.
      Click Here for free printables, answer sheet, and instructions.
     I love this idea found at Balancing Home.
    I will be making this for our guests.  It would be fun to see if we can guess who wrote what they are most grateful for.
    Or maybe the kids would like to make these cute pine cone turkeys.
    Holiday Family Relay
    Holiday Family Relay
      Make feathers from construction paper and have them to write what they are thankful for on each feather.
    Here is an idea for that Halloween pumpkin before it finally expires.
     Use it for cold drinks for the kids.  They will love getting juice boxes and other drinks from this carved out pumpkin.
     It can also be used for extra ice for your guests.
    I love these turkeys from Our Best Bites.  They would be so cute sitting on the table and other places around the kitchen and dining room.  They are simple to make with Oreo cookies, mini Reese cups, Malt balls, candy corn, and frosting.  Go to the above link for instructions.

    Fun Ties for men and Tying Instructions

     I love designing neckties and I always enjoy checking out  the ties men are wearing.  Here are my newest neckties. There are ties for teachers, chefs, new dads, paramedics, pastors, and even one for men who love clowns.
     Novelty neckties that are great conversation starters.  Now you can put a smile on everyone's face.  They make great Christmas gifts or a fun tie for a boyfriend, husband, uncle, father in law, dad, or friend.
    Christmas Skull Tie
    Christmas Skull Tie by cooltees
    Shop for Merry christmas Ties online at

    Red and Green Christmas Tie
    Red and Green Christmas Tie by cooltees
    See here for Ties

    Pink Christmas Bulb Tie
    Pink Christmas Bulb Tie by cooltees
    Check out these Ties at Zazzle

    25th Anniversary Necktie
    25th Anniversary Necktie by cooltees
    Look at another Tie
    Peacock Feathers Tie
    Peacock Feathers Tie by cooltees
    Shop for another Zazzle Tie
    Clown Tie
    Clown Tie by cooltees
    Shop for Custom Ties online at

    Never Give Up Tie
    Never Give Up Tie by cooltees
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    Pastor Tie
    Pastor Tie by cooltees
    Shop for Pastor Ties online at

    Pet Paws Tie
    Pet Paws Tie by cooltees
    Browse for Ties at Zazzle

    Buck Fever Neck Ties
    Buck Fever Neck Ties by cooltees
    View another neck tie at Zazzle

    Fully Rely on God Custom Ties
    Fully Rely on God Custom Ties by cooltees
    Check out Fully Ties online at zazzle

    Well seasoned chef ties
    Well seasoned chef ties by cooltees
    View more Chef Ties at

    Never Trust a Skinny Chef Neckwear
    Never Trust a Skinny Chef Neckwear by cooltees
    Browse more Never trust a skinny chef Ties at Zazzle

    Funny I Love Cows Necktie
    Funny I Love Cows Necktie by cooltees
    See another Tie at Zazzle

    Funny School Bus Driver Neckwear
    Funny School Bus Driver Neckwear by cooltees
    Look at more School bus drivers Ties at zazzle

    HOLLYWOOD NECKTIE by cooltees
    Find other Hollywood Ties at

    Tying a Necktie: Four-in-Hand Knot

    Tying a Necktie: The Four-in-Hand Knot is the most popular type of necktie knot and easiest to learn, probably over 80% of tie wearers knot their ties with this. The knot is long and straight but slightly lopsided.

    Tying a Necktie Four-in-Hand Knot

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