Grab This Week’s Free Kindle eBooks on Amazon

 Here’s my weekly round-up of free Amazon Kindle ebooks on Amazon! I found many more books: for cooks,  kids, and then miscellaneous books I’m interested in {and since I am a crunchy mama…I’m calling them books for crunchy people!}

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If you don’t have a kindle, but have a computer, iPad, or smart phone, head on over to download a Free Kindle App. Or you could go here and buy a Kindle ! Make sure you check the prices as they change quickly on Amazon. While everything was free when I posted, it’s highly likely that they will change!

Grab This Week’s Free Amazon Kindle eBooks

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Free Fiction eBooks on Amazon

Stars in the Grass

The Only Solution

The Wedding List

Little Girl Lost

Stranded on Vail Mountain

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Educational Free Non-Fiction eBooks

Gardener’s Container Bible

Knitting Stiches Handbook

How to Budget

11 DIY Apple Craft Recipes & Face Masks

Upcycling Crafts

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Free Delicious Cookbooks on Amazon

 

30 Family Meals To Prepare On Weeknights

Halloween Recipes

Baking without Bothering

The Dutch Oven Cookbook

Salsa Recipes

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Kids Books for your littles

The Little Blue Digger

What Went Wrong with Mrs Millard’s Mech?

Scary Halloween Stories for Kids

Dinosaur and Monster and The Magic Carpet

The Highwayman Who Ran and Ran

Many thanks to Shelly from Frugal Family Home for her help compiling this list of free amazon Kindle eBooks. 

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Easy Pumpkin Scones – One of our favorite family breakfasts!

These easy pumpkin scones are one of our very favorite family breakfasts. They are on my weekly menu plan quite often. I love them because I can prep the dry ingredients ahead of time for the freezer, and then just add butter, mix-ins, and milk for a quick homemade breakfast.

Easy Pumpkin Scones
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We honestly haven’t had scones in quite some time, in part because it’s been so hot that I haven’t been doing hardly any baking. My son asked me this week to please make him some scones, so this morning I was happy to oblige with these.

Easy Pumpkin Scones – One of our favorite family breakfasts!

pumpkin scones First, mix up dry ingredients and add butter. Cut with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles little peas.

easy pumpkin sconesAdd in the pumpkin and the milk and fold until combined.

easy pumpkin sconesTurn the dough out onto a baking stone and pat into a circle – it should be about 3/4 inch think.

Enjoy! Do you like scones? What’s your favorite type?

easy pumpkin scones I like to add a couple TBS course raw sugar at this point. It just gives the scones a nice crunch! And boy do my kids yell at me if I forget to add the sugar on the top.

easy pumpkin sconesUse a serrated knife to cut the scones into eight, pie shaped pieces.

easy pumpkin sconesSeparate the scone pieces so they don’t touch and bake at 375 for 22-25 minutes. I usually bake mine longer because I like them crunchy. 🙂

These products will help you make the best pumpkin scones!


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Viola! Easy pumpkin scones! To make the process even easier, make mixed out of the dry ingredients for your freezer! Do you prefer crunchy or non-crunchy scones?

Here’s your printable Pumpkin Scone Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (You can mix unbleached and whole wheat if you want. If use freshly ground soft white wheat.)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use raw sugar)
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup (You can use buttermilk or regular milk. I use whole milk most often.)

Instructions

  1. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cut in the butter with with a pastry blender until the mix resembles peas.
  3. Add pumpkin and milk.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a cooking stone.
  6. Form a 9" circle.
  7. Top with extra sugar if desired.
  8. Cut circle into 8 pie shaped pieces.
  9. Separate the pieces so they don't touch.
  10. Bake for 22-28 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!
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Want more scone recipes? Try these:

I have lots of scone recipes on the blog. The sky is the limit when it comes to baking delicious scone flavors! I hope you enjoy these recipes.

Apple / Pear Scones

Whole Wheat Rhubarb Scones 

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Scones

These 5 Easy Tips will Help You Keep Fall Mums Alive All Season

Looking for tips to help you keep fall mums alive all season? Look no further! These  five easy tips will help you keep your mums beautiful until it’s time to replace them with winter decor!These 5 Easy Tips will Help You Keep Fall Mums Alive All Season

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I love decorating with fall mums – available in many colors and varieties, mums are a great addition to your outdoor fall decorating scheme. The have long lasting blooms and look great in pots and landscape as well! Check out all of these pretty ways to decorate with mums from Midwest Family Living! Like most things in life, a little effort will keep your mums looking their best all season long!

These 5 Easy Tips will Help You Keep Fall Mums Alive All Season

Re-pot fall mums after you get home

repot fall mums after buying if they are root bound in the pot

It’s important to give your mums room to grow.  Most mums you buy at the store are totally root-bound so make sure to check your mums and put them in a pot at least twice their current size if you want them to keep growing all season.

Place your fall mums in an good location

how to keep your fall mums alive

Mums need at least six hours of sunlight a day, so skip shady locations and make sure to place mums in spots that get plenty of sun! Remember that as the days become shorter the position of the sun changes. A spot that was sunny in the summer may no longer be sunny. Just be mindful of the changing sun position during the fall. If you get your fall mums early in the season, you may need to move them to a new location as fall progresses.

Make sure your fall mums get enough water

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It’s very important not to let your mums dry out or they might just die on you like the one above. Then again, it’s also important not to over water them either. How much water is enough but not too much? That’s the million dollar question. Just make sure the dirt stays moist, but not drenched. 😉

Don’t forget to deadhead to keep fall mums alive

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I know deadheading is no fun, but if you want your mum to re-flower – you have to get rid of the dead ones first. Grab a trusty pair of snips and cut away while listening to your favorite music or chatting with a dear friend. Or just use your fingers. Honestly, I think the easiest way to deahead mums is just to pinch off the dead flowers with my fingers. You have to be careful or you will kill the baby buds that might be lurking under the dead flowers, waiting for their chance to shine!

Cover or bring them inside if it’s going to freeze overnight.

Continued cold weather will kill your mums so watch the forecast. If a freak frost is in the forecast, either cover your mums or bring them inside over night. This practice doesn’t work long term, but it can help your mums last a few more weeks if you want to prolong their lives!

tips for keeping your fall mums beautiful


More posts on fall gardening & plant care you may like:

Tips for decorating for fall

How to start a fall vegetable garden now

How to cover a raised garden bed to extend your growing season

15 Fall gardening tasks 

Types of heirloom garlic to plant this fall

Fun ways to decorate pumpkins without carving

Want to know how to keep fall mums alive all season long? These five easy tips will help you keep your lovely fall mums beautiful for as long as possible!

Prep Ahead Weekly Meal Plan Perfect for Fall

In the ongoing effort to make life run more smoothly, I’m sharing a new prep ahead weekly meal plan that’s perfect for fall. If you’re looking for ways to simplify getting a healthy and delicious meal on the table QUICKLY, this post is for you!

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Prep Ahead Weekly Meal Plan

For some reason, making and sticking to a weekly meal plan is something I seem to struggle with most of the time. Winging it doesn’t really work that well, am I right? Hopefully this make ahead weekly meal plan will be as beneficial to you as it will be to me. 🙂

How a prep ahead weekly meal plan helps me:

  • Makes sure I have all ingredients on hand.
  • Reminds me to pull meat out of the freezer to thaw ahead of time.
  • Helps me save money by buying ingredients when they’re on sale.
  • Helps me minimize food waste by using everything in my fridge.
  • Reminds me of quick tasks I can complete in the afternoons or mornings to make meal prep time easier.

How does having a weekly meal plan help you? Can you think of any more benefits?

Monday:

Beef sheet pan meal with root veggies (recipe coming this week) and brussel sprouts with bacon & parmesan. Prep ahead tasks: cut brussel sprouts in half, marinate beef chunks.

Taco Tuesdays are best with freezer friendly large batch taco meat

Tuesday:

Taco Tuesday using our favorite freezer friendly taco meat recipe! My kids’ favorite meal of the week. Prep ahead tasks: make sure to have cooked beans on hand to help stretch the ground beef. Make taco seasoning if you don’t have any on hand. Wash / prep veggies & cheese.

Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Wednesday:

Roasted Tomato & Butternut Squash Soup with Broccoli, Feta & Sunflower Salad and Crusty Artisan Bread. You can use your own homemade roasted tomato sauce for this recipe, or any of your favorite jarred sauces. Prep ahead tasks: chop veggies, make the artisan bread. Roast butternut squash.

Favorite kitchen tools that help me prep ahead


salmon street tacos

Thursday:

Salmon Street Tacos made using Homemade Blackening Seasoning & No Fuss Instant Pot Pinto Beans. Prep ahead tasks: thaw salmon. Make seasoning if you don’t have any handy. Make pinto beans.

Friday:

Family Pizza and game night – try your hand at a DIY Pizza Bar or serve up these family favorite pizzadillas.

Prep Ahead Weekly Meal Plan Perfect for Fall

Saturday:

Beef Laab – Spicy Thai Beef Salad with steamed rice. Prep Ahead Tasks: cook rice in rice cooker or Instant Pot.

Sunday:

Pork Chops on the Grill. Fried Apples-n-Onions. Prep Ahead Tasks: chop apples and onions and store in fridge. Make sure you pork is thawed and ready to for the grill.

 

More posts to help you save time & money in the kitchen

15 Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals

25 Genius Meal Prep Ideas

Homemade baking mix recipes to help you cook from scratch

15 Ways to save money on organic food

5 Practical tips to help you start cooking from scratch

 

This prep ahead weekly meal plan will help you get healthy, from-scratch meals on the table in a hurry. It's perfect for fall and delicious!

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