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 […]

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 […]

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

I’ve had my eye on a huge stick of pepperoni at BJ’s for a while with the thought that I could freeze it and use for a lot of different recipes.  It’s so much cheaper than buying those little packs of pre-sliced stuff.  We are planning on making calzones soon, so I thought it would […]

Southern Style Pork Egg Rolls

Southern Style Pork Egg Rolls

This is the last installment of our smoked pork adventure.  After making pulled pork tacos, we decided to take our cue from the Far East and make egg rolls.  The ingredients are basically the same, but the flavors and method is a little different.  We actually made the cabbage, carrots and cilantro mixture for the […]

What’s In My Freezer?

What’s In My Freezer?

I thought I’d give you a peek into my freezer. This may be a little terrifying for you. Mine does not look like those beautifully arranged freezers that you see all over Pinterest. I have high hopes of mine looking like that one, but for right now, I am lucky to get meals put in […]

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

What I mean by “build a meal” is cooking and preparing things ahead of time that will help you to build a meal later.  In my last post on “How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – The Basics,” I discussed how I meal plan and make things from scratch.  I’m going to break it […]

More Baby Food Recipes

More Baby Food Recipes

Camden has been trying all sorts of new mashed baby foods. I am starting to incorporate more textures into his meals, and will be starting finger foods soon. I thought I would post these recipes before I forget and move on to new more grown up recipes.   Potatoes and Green Beans I started by […]

New Baby Food Combo

New Baby Food Combo

  Camden has already had a variety of fruits and veggies, so I decided it’s time to develop his culinary tastes with herbs and spices.  I did the same with Arabella, and I really think that’s why she so willingly ate ethnic foods as a toddler.  She was accustomed to a little spice! Not spicy […]