3 Easy and Super Yummy Breakfasts Kids LOVE {+ Video}

Mornings can be hectic, even when you’re a stay-at-home mom. Sometimes I oversleep and wake up to my my darling middle child pacing my room and saying, “Mom, I have to go peeeee!” Those words are juuust enough to catapult me right out of my warm covers. The only thing worse than waking up in… Keep reading →

Easy, Prep Ahead Slow Cooker Stuffing

Slow cooker stuffing is the answer to all your Thanksgiving {and Christmas} prayers. It’s simple to prep ahead and tastes like perfection!  Stuffing wasn’t a huge deal in my house on Thanksgiving when I was growing up. At least, it never took up any space on my own dinner plate. I think my mom made… Keep reading →

Writing Out a Menu Plan Based Around Cheap Meals

*This is the 6th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* On the first day of the spending freeze challenge, I wrote out a menu plan through this coming Friday. Everything on my plan was based around food we already have as… Keep reading →

Garbanzo Bean and Tomato Soup

Towards the end of last winter, I had soup on the menu for dinner one weeknight. I went to the pantry to get out the ingredients, and we didn’t have a few of the more important ingredients. Normally when something like this happens, I either change plans for dinner or I make substitutions. I wanted… Keep reading →

How to Get 9 Meals from Two Whole Chickens

We are a chicken kind-of-family all.the.way. Maybe it’s because chicken is one of the cheapest meats, or maybe it’s because we just genuinely like it. We eat it about 60% of the time – the other 40% of the time we eat beans and eggs and small amounts of pork, beef, and fish. We eat… Keep reading →

Basic {Secret Ingredient} Vinaigrette

Did you know making your own salad dressing at home is pretty simple? I grew up thinking you had to buy salad dressing, and then I met my husband. His family only ever made salads using olive oil, vinegar, and salt for the most part. Eventually I learned how to make a dressing or vinaigrette… Keep reading →

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Quesadillas are traditionally just melted cheese on a tortilla. But you can pretty much add anything under the sun to make it to your taste. We do that for lunch and dinner a lot around here. That’s why I like to call our quesadillas Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas. I usually just grab whatever… Keep reading →

Ensalada Rusa – A South American Potato Salad

Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a delicious potato salad that many South American people eat. Wait, what? If it’s called Russian Salad, then what does that have to do with South America? Well, the salad actually hails from Russia, but the ingredients have evolved and changed so that they are no longer the same salads,… Keep reading →

Tastes Just Like Ice Cream Smoothie

Have you heard of Ice Cream in a Bag? I had heard of it before, but I had never tried making it until just last week. I thought it would be a great activity to do with my girls (ages 3 and 18 months), but it didn’t really grab their attention. We I shook the bag… Keep reading →

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

When you go grocery shopping, before you grab that can of beans off the shelf, consider this: you can make dried beans in the slow cooker, get much more flavor out of them, and do it all for just about 50 cents per 15 oz. (the same size as a can of beans). There are… Keep reading →