A Plan to Give My Family Better Breakfasts

As someone who grew up eating cereal and milk for breakfast every morning, I still cannot believe that after more than a year I haven’t gone back. I swore off breakfast cereal in December 2013 while I was pregnant with my second daughter. There were several reasons, such as not enough calories and nutrition. Ok,… Keep reading →

Quick & Easy Oven Fries

As a newlywed, I made a lot of new recipes. Even if I came across a great recipe that we both liked, it would be months before I decided to make it again. That’s one thing my husband complains about: I don’t make his favorite foods enough. But I’ve learned more recently that it is… Keep reading →

7 Healthy Foods to Introduce at 12 Months

This post is a continuation of the Solids Feeding Schedules I wrote up until my daughter, Bella, was a year old. Now she is a budding 13 month old and is moving up in the world of food. That doesn’t mean, though, that I give her only table food and let her figure out food… Keep reading →

Scrumptious Split Pea Soup Recipe

I guess you could say I was a pretty picky eater growing up. I pretty much avoided onions in anything. I still ate salsa, but I only dipped the chips straight in and straight back out again so that none of the chunks of onions (or other veggies) could get on my chip! I’ve almost completely… Keep reading →

Money Saving Spice Cabinet Solutions

I think I have too many spices. Is 35 too many? Ok, so maybe I actually have 41 due to duplicates. At least I’m no longer in denial. 😉 If you’re like me, and you hoard spices, this post is for you. Do you have a cupboard full of spices that you rarely touch? Do you… Keep reading →

Finger Foods for Babies with Few Teeth

Both of my girls were late teethers. Sofía’s first tooth came in at 10 1/2 months and Bella’s first tooth came in only a bit before that (bad, I know, I didn’t write it down!). So when it came down to food they could eat that was not pureed, it became a bit tricky. Or so I thought…. Keep reading →

Save Moolah on Groceries with Substitutions

Years ago, when I first started cooking, I taught myself how to cook by reading recipes and following them to the T. It’s actually a very effective way to cook if you have a great recipe. Not so much if the recipe is terrible! After much trial and error, I am now to the point… Keep reading →

Poor Man’s Bread

Our focus lately has been on saving more money. One of the most effective ways to do that with pretty immediate results is through a grocery budget. So a couple weeks ago, we got more serious about bread-making. While I would love to make bread every morning, it just doesn’t happen. My husband has actually… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 6 Update

If you are just joining us, this is the 6th month update of feeding my baby homemade baby food. Each update I give you the details of what foods I introduced to my baby (Bella) during the previous month. Pssst! You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. What a month! Bella… Keep reading →

How I Fill My Freezer Without Doing Any Freezer Cooking Days

I bet you know at least a couple people or more who do freezer cooking days once or twice a month. They do this to save both time and money in the future, and it pays off for the most part. But what about those of us who don’t have a big chest freezer? I… Keep reading →