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Are you looking for ways to save money? You're not alone! It can be tough to keep up with when you have surprise expenses.  By changing some of our daily habits, my family started to make some of our household items instead of buy them to help use reduce waste, save money, and frankly because it can be more convenient. I added the items on this list bit by bit over the years. Please do not think you have to make everything all at once! Sometimes I don’t have to make more of something because I made a bit too much the first time and we are still going through it (looking at you Must Can All the Jam! bender a few years ago.) Other times, it’s a one and done kind of thing like sewing on a button, and sometimes I buy the item instead of making it (like yogurt) because I’m too busy with other life things to keep up with the supply and demand.   Save this list of money saving ideas to your Pinterest Boards for later! Share it with your friends!  In othe

33 Picnic Food Recipes Including Allergy Free!

Husband and I are spending a lot of summer playing in our city parks with Lacey to help her with her fear issues. The more we take Lacey out and about to dog appropriate places, the more we socialize her and teach Lacey in a fun way that new experiences are not as scary as she thinks.

This means we are doing a lot more picnicking than we have in recent years. We’re getting tired of sandwiches and I’m a little stumped on what other picnic foods travel well and taste good after a sitting a cooler for a big chunk of the day.

I asked the smartest people I know, my Twitter and Facebook followers (you can follow me on Twitter here and follow me on Facebook here) for their favorite picnic food recipes. 

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Wow friends! You really know how to cook!


 9 Picnic Main Dishes










Shwarma Black Bean Burgers – Cook them ahead of time and eat them cold or warm them up on the grill if you want a hot lunch. 

Chicken Salad Extra Creamy from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage. Cyn Gagen says, “I can attest to the fact that Angie's chicken salad recipe is AMAZING!” 


California Avocado Salad Sandwich a meatless meal from Ezra Pound Cake 

Southwest Lime Chicken Picnic Wraps from Burlap and Denim 



21 Picnic Salads and Side Dishes

Photo courtesy of Avocados from Mexico


Asian Broccoli Slaw from The Hip Vegetarian 






Caprice Salad Skewers from Around My Family Table 


Carrot Chips  from Rob’s World 




 3 Yummy Picnic Snacks


Photo courtesy of Spoon for Bacon




Raw Veggies and Roasted Onion Dip from Spoon for Bacon


10 Summer Dessert Recipes

Photo courtesy of It All Started With Paint




Mason Jar Lemon Meringue Pies from It All Started with Paint 


Egg/Grain/Gluten/Dairy Free Snickerdoodle Cookies – A cookie for foodie allergy folks Yay! 

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler- because I am on a Snickerdoodle kick 


Beach Bucket Cake from Rook No. 17. You can use a stainless steel pail if you can’t find a BPA free plastic beach bucket. 




What are your favorite picnic foods?


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