Frugal Foodie Mama

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Angel Food Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

I hope you all are ready for everything pumpkin because I am not holding back with this simple, yet delicious Pumpkin Pie Angel Food Cake...
Pumpkin Pie Angel Food Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting via thefrugalfoodiemama.com for Real Housemoms
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I know today is technically the start of the last weekend of this summer, but honestly? I have been ready for all the pumpkin things since like.... last month.  I broke out the cans of pumpkin puree around mid-August and started whipping up some perfectly pumpkin recipes for you all.  First up? These airy, yet moist Pumpkin Pie Angel Food Cake with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Blueberry Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins

These moist and flavorful Blueberry Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins are not only the perfectly tasty way to use up that end-of-season zucchini, but they are also the perfect way to celebrate the last official weekend of this summer... 
Blueberry Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins via thefrugalfoodiemama.com
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This is it folks. These Blueberry Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins are my very last ode to summer 2014.  Fall will officially be here in just 4 short days.  And while I know everyone has pumpkin and apples on the brain already (don't worry... plenty of fall yummy recipes are on their way here very soon, folks!), I also know that everyone is still picking those end-of-season zucchinis from their gardens and snatching them up at super cheap prices at their local farmers markets and grocery stores.

Not only are these moist, tasty muffins the perfect way to use to up that fresh zucchini, they also happen to be a lightened up version of one of the all-time most popular recipes on this blog, my Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins.  Plus, this is another one of my infamous hidden veggie recipes. ;) And you all know how much I just love hiding veggies in my recipes from my husband and son...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

30 Game Day-Approved Slow Cooker Recipes

Don't miss a single play of the game this weekend with these fix-it & forget-it 30 Game Day-Approved Slow Cooker Recipes...
30 Game Day-Approved Slow Cooker Recipes via thefrugalfoodiemama.com - from appetizers to chilis to sandwich fixings & more!
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With college and NFL football season in full swing now, I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes perfect for game day.  But while some of us are only in it for the food, there are still others of us who would like to make tasty treats to serve their guests at their next football party or tailgate while still be able to catch just about every single play of the game. ;)  That is where your slow cooker can become your best friend, folks.

I searched all of my favorite food blogs for the tastiest fix-it & forget-it slow cooker game day grub recipes just so I could share them with you all! :) From chili's to bite-sized appetizers to perfect slow-cooked meats for sandwiches, you are sure to find a recipe here that will soon become your new go-to, must-make for every football weekend.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Budget Friendly, NYC Chic Fall Fashion from Necessary Clothing

A big thank you to my friends at Necessary Clothing for providing me with a mini shopping spree for myself. While I received free product for this post, no other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed below are my very own. :)
Budget Friendly, NYC Chic Fall Fashion from Necessary Clothing via thefrugalfoodiemama.com - Keep It Simple Blouse
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Okay, you all... I am going to let you all in on a little secret.
Food bloggers (or predominantly food bloggers, like myself) do not spend all day in super cute aprons, covered in flour. 
Shhhhhhhhh... ;)

Many of us food bloggers like clothes. Many of us love fashion. And I happen to be of both camps.
But while I love keeping up with the latest trends while still maintaining my personal sense of style, I do not like spending an arm and leg to get the newest looks.  I love to look good and put together, but I don't want to blow my budget on expensive clothing.   
So, I have to say that I was beyond thrilled when Necessary Clothing contacted me about reviewing a few pieces from their site! 
After perusing their site, I was sold. ;) Friends, we are talking trendy pieces from a chic New York City boutique that you can purchase online and that are completely budget friendly.  And they seem to always be getting new pieces up on the site!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tweet! Tweet! {$210 PayPal Cash Giveaway!}

Are you on Twitter? Do you love tweeting? Are you always on the lookout for other fabulous tweeters to follow? Then today is your day! :) Come follow myself and some of my blogger friends on Twitter for a chance to win $210 in cold hard PayPal cash, friends!
$210 PayPal Cash Giveaway just for following bloggers you already love on Twitter! :)
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We just love offering giveaways to our awesome fans!  It's fun to get new followers, and we love to reward the people who are already following us!  Today is no exception-- today we're offering $210 cash just for following us and our friends on Twitter!  You can choose to follow as many or as few accounts as you would like-- but the more you follow, the more likely you are to win!
Take a second and stop by my friends' blogs to see the awesome content they are sharing...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Peanut Butter M&M's Dip that saved after school snacking...

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias , Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Peanut Butter M&M's Dip via thefrugalfoodiemama.com - this easy 4 ingredient creamy dip is sure to save after school snacking! #HeroesEatMMs #shop
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Sometimes after school snack time can be such a struggle in our home. My teenage son always seems to grab for greasy potato chips or some other not-so-healthy snack if they happen to be in the pantry.  And as soon as my youngest sees big brother with a handful of chips, then she must have some too.  So what does this mama do? I whip up a healthy snacking dip that not even the teenager can turn away! I mean, how can he refuse it when this dip includes Peanut Butter M&M's®? 

And since we happen to be HUGE Marvel Comics and Captain America fans in this house (We may be a little excited about the recent release of Captain America 2: The Winter Solider DVD.), I went for a red, white, and blue superheros theme with this after school snack.  I mean, #HeroesEatMMs too... ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Drink Pink" & Join the Fight with mike's pink hard lemonade

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for mike’s hard lemonade. I received a Circle K gift card to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
"Drink Pink" and Join the Fight with mike's hard lemonade via thefrugalfoodiemama.com #mymikesmoment
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With school back in session, my son's cross country season in full swing, and chasing around a toddler all day while somehow trying to maintain some semblance of a clean home (well, most of the time... some of the time?), finding moments for myself lately is rare.  And for the first time since I started blogging over 3 years, I feel like I can now officially claim the status of a work-at-home mom.  Although who are we kidding here? Every mom is a work-at-home mom. ;)

But there are those rare moments when the husband is off from work where I can grab a few minutes of peace and quiet and sneak away for a little mommy time.
A little mommy time with some mike's pink hard lemonade that I conveniently picked up at my local Circle K while stopping for gas the other day, to be exact...