If you happened on this post via search (hello!)–you may want to check out 2012’s meal plan which includes a rotating menu for the year to make 365 days of homecooking happen. The post includes my own menu plan as well as templates for you to download. Happy meal planning! photo credit: John Loo As […]
When I was a kid I was well known as being one of the most picky eaters on Earth. I adored candy, and still have quite a sweet tooth (see my tip for Halloween at the bottom of this post). As a kid I would eat an entire block of Kraft cheddar cheese after school. […]
Despite tough economic times, most people still eat in restaurants on a weekly basis. Busy lifestyles, dual income families, and our car dependent lifestyle have made dining out way of life for many people. We all know restaurant food isn’t great for our waistline, but what about our wallets? Most diners don’t have a clue […]
A great recipe for making homemade fries on the cheap. Frugal fries!
nspiration struck (believe me this is rare in my kitchen!), and I made this delicious summery salad. It’s absolutely perfect for a picnic, or warm afternoon.
Yum. I missed cooking. Working part-time at the dinnertime hour has taken time away from the kitchen lately. Now that my work is ending (tonight is my last night!), I am cooking a bit more. I expect this to continue as we’re going through a belt-tightening-super-strict month. I’ll be cooking every meal, and we’ll be […]
I made this yesterday and had to share. This is especially good when you have a cold, or it’s a blustery day. The chili really warms you up! It is one of my favorite new recipes, modified from the simpler Trader Joe’s version (they include Trader Joe’s wontons which I thought tasted like cardboard!) Since I […]
Here’s how I break down my shopping with one eye on our health (since it saves money over time) and one on our bottom line. Dairy: we buy all organic. If you can’t find organic, find a hormone free milk (it will say it on the label). If you can find a local producer, even […]
I’ve been purchasing extras of our staples on sale, as well as buying in bulk. I occasionally purchase things from a local buying club, Frontier, or by the case at our local whole foods store (they offer a 10% discount on cases). I also try to stock up when I am near a Trader Joe’s […]
I attended my new favorite Holiday Party this year. A Sweet Swap. It was organized by a friend who did a fabulous job of sending out invites, getting everyone to RSVP on time, and getting us to tell her what we were making. She hosted and fed us yummy soup, bread and salad along with […]