Roasted Chicken for Easy Weeknight Meals

Roasted Chicken for Easy Weeknight Meals

To make my life easier, I like to do as much cooking ahead as possible.  I’ve mentioned roasting chicken before, but I thought I would show exactly how I do it.  I learned this method from Short Stop Blog a while ago, and it has definitely given me so many options for throwing a meal […]

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Here’s another tip for not wasting ingredients you only use once in a recipe.  I made a Green Smoothie a couple of weeks ago that used 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk.  I’m sure people were asking, “What do I do with the rest of the can?  This stuff is not free!” I poured the rest […]

How to Spice Up Store Bought Pasta Sauce

How to Spice Up Store Bought Pasta Sauce

I thought I would share a tip on how to make your store bought sauce into a homemade healthier meal.  For starters, I like to add something fresh like some diced up onion, red pepper  and minced garlic.  You could use green pepper if you prefer.  I get mine on sale at Trader Joe’s for […]

Upcycled Storage Containers

Upcycled Storage Containers

This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I had been saving coffee canisters for several months.  Some I have stored things in and put away.  Then John asked if I wanted this chip container for anything.  I decided now was the time. I found this craft paper […]

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

This recipe came to me after Arabella wanted some boxed macaroni and cheese at the Dollar Tree.  I was a little horrified because it wasn’t even Kraft brand.  I told her I could make her way better mac n cheese at home.  I had a recipe for spinach queso dip that I had been wanting […]

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to share a green smoothie recipe.  My kid’s love these.  I would have never guessed that they would.  One day, I made one for myself thinking they wouldn’t want any of it.  Arabella drank most of it, and Camden started begging for some.  I […]

Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Making your own breakfast potatoes is so much cheaper than buying the frozen ones.  John and I have been making our own for a while now, but this method shortened the time involved.  My dad taught me this time-saving trick he learned from one of his fishing buddies.  Once a year, my dad and uncle […]

Creamy Tuna Spread

Creamy Tuna Spread

This recipe is affectionately called “Tuna Dip” in my house.  I’m writing about this now in honor of my birthday, which is tomorrow, because that is the first time I had this.  My good friend Jessica had invited me over to her house on my birthday a couple years ago to hang out with our […]

Ham and Corn Chowder

Ham and Corn Chowder

This is a recipe that my sister has been making from Pampered Chef for years.  It’s always good after Thanksgiving if you have ham leftover.  We still have some ham in the freezer from our recent ham dinner, so I have been wanting to make this.  As usual, I was missing some ingredients, so I […]

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

I know this might sound obvious, but you will save a lot of money with some careful meal planning and using everything you buy from the grocery store.  When I plan a meal, I plan for the leftovers to be another meal.  Sometimes it’s lunch the next day and sometimes it’s another dinner.  To keep […]

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