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Happy Monday and Happy Cinco de Mayo all! I am honored to be guest posting today on Money Saving Mom® (one of my favorite budgeting, homemaking, & household economy blogs!) In past guest posts I’ve contributed for Crystal’s awesome site, I have typically shared a budget-friendly recipe since cooking is kinda my “thing”… but today the […]
This recipe really hit a home run in our household! It’s cheesy and totally taco-y… everything you’ve come to love and expect from a Mexican meal, minus one thing – the meat! (I should mention to any newcomers that we are by no means anti-meat in my family. We love meat! We just don’t eat it […]
If you read my last post, you know I’ve been a madwoman in the kitchen this week, baking bread nonstop! I don’t know what’s come over me… some sort of weird pregnancy mania? Kidding, I don’t think it’s that at all, I think it’s just excitement over the fact that I have finally cracked the […]
I have been a bread-baking fool over the last few days. ~ ~ It all started Monday. I was trying to stretch the last remnants of our pantry and fridge til grocery day (as usual) and all my go-to pinch hitters were non-options… (I didn’t even have bread in the house!) But I did have bread […]
Last week, I received a super cool gift in the mail! This gorgeous stainless steel serving bowl, along with four bags of premium-quality nuts and a sweet card… all from my pals at Fisher® Nuts. Um…. WOOHOO!! What food enthusiast wouldn’t be thrilled to receive such a package? I love nuts! I don’t get to cook […]
A few years ago, back when my husband and I were carefree D.I.N.K.s (“double income, no kids”)… we fell into the habit of ordering Domino’s pizza about 2-3 times per week. Please don’t judge me… you would understand if you had tasted the pizza I get there! It is UH-mazing! Crispy thin crust, double mushrooms, […]
This week, I needed a quick and easy dessert idea that also happened to be scrumptious and (as-always) fairly inexpensive. (Dang! Some desserts can really break the bank… have you noticed that??) Now, normally I prefer to cook with healthier, more natural ingredients… but sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy for something […]
Do you keep a well-stocked pantry? ~ ~ To be real with you for a minute, I must admit that during my first 3 years of marriage (pre-baby, when I was working outside the home) I did a very poor job of keeping our home stocked with healthy foods. I swung by Kroger most evenings […]
If you’re anything like me, you have numerous mile-long lists of things you want, things you love, and things you want to try! Most of my lists happen to be food-related, because apparently I’m a bit of a food nut. (No pun intended.) So today, in honor of The Holiday of LOVE (V-Day, of course) […]
This. Recipe. Is. Everything. Everything I want in a meal… everything I want for my budget…and the answer to my ever-present craving for Mexican food. Everything! ~ ~ And I invented this recipe myself, which means I tailored each component to comply with my strictest, highest standards for deliciousness. In my humble opinion, it is […]
~ Most of you know that I run a very tight ship around here when it comes to our weekly grocery budget. It is rare that I make room on my list for high-dollar grocery items like ground beef, macadamia nuts, and canned cream of coconut (the likes of which you’ve seen a lot of […]
I have a new infatuation with the wonder-food that is quinoa. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t… it’s pronounced Keen-Wa. ~ ~ Wanna know why I’m infatuated? Because quinoa is an amazingly tasty grain that is also a fabulous source of protein. (And okay… if we wanna get specific, it’s not technically a grain. It’s a […]
Would someone be so kind as to explain to me why some chocolate tastes like wax? What ingredient do they put in there to make it waxy? (I’d particularly appreciate hearing from someone who works in the manufacture of Andes mints. Seriously?? What’s with those?) ~ ~ I pose these questions because (as usual) I […]
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I squeal with delight because today I am launching my new e-book! “The Unexpected Joys of a Tight Grocery Budget” has officially hit the Amazon shelves this week and I am oh-so-excited about that fact! Not only does that make today’s post the official launch of the book, it means it’s my official launch […]
I did a really fun thing this week… I canned strawberry jelly! (For the first time in my life, I might add.) ~ ~ I hatched the idea almost a year ago as I was ordering seeds for my summer garden… “Strawberries! I need to grow strawberries!” You see, my brother-in-law, David, is the strawberry jelly […]
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