Saving Cilantro

Don’t let fresh cilantro go to waste due to improper storage. Here’s how to save it. When you’ve got a serious salsa craving, there’s nothing worse than reaching into the fridge for the cilantro and finding a brown, gummy mass of something that once bore the name of that wonderful culinary herb. Cilantro, an ingredient […]

Quick & Easy Side Dishes (or Meatless Main Dishes)

Quick and Easy Side Dishes - Want to pair some tasty side dishes with your main? Check out these quick and easy side dishes that fit the budget and please the palate.

Want to pair some tasty side dishes with your main? Check out these quick and easy side dishes that fit the budget and please the palate. One of the most frequent questions I receive revolves around side dishes. Folks are often confused about what to pair with their main dishes or find themselves in a […]

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

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Enjoy the flavors of summer eggplant and squash in this easy oven-roasted ratatouille.   I’m a lifelong francophile. I’ve loved French culture since I was about five years old. I studied French literature in college, just because really, since there are few “practical” reasons for majoring in French literature. I had the amazing opportunity — […]

Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies - Bake someone happy with these delicious chocolate chip cookies scented with orange zest.

Bake someone happy with these delicious chocolate chip cookies scented with orange zest. Years ago I dove head-first into the world of couponing. We were deep in debt. Coupon deals were just starting to become more prevalent. The recession was strong. And I became a coupon junky. Our grocery budget was $400/month to feed 7 […]

Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup - Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It

Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It’ll do your body good. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake

Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake - Who would have thought that these five ingredients could make heaven on a plate? Make a Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake and you

Who would have thought that these five ingredients could make heaven on a plate? Make a Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake and you’ll see what I mean. I first heard about an Icebox Cake from my husband’s mother. Ruthie had told me years ago about a concoction made with applesauce, graham crackers, and whipped topping. It […]

White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad - Enjoy this filling, yet easy and refreshing bean salad this summer.

Enjoy this filling, yet easy and refreshing bean salad this summer. Bean salads are a perfect addition to summer suppers. Not only are they typically served chilled or at room temperature helping you avoid a hot kitchen, but they are super filling so that you know folks won’t be hungry ten minutes after supper’s concluded. […]

Making Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles - Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too.

Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, […]

Cream Cheese and Nectarine Tart

Cream Cheese and Nectarine Tart - Enjoy the wonderful flavor of summer stone fruit in this cream cheese tart with nectarines.

Enjoy the wonderful flavor of summer stone fruit in this cream cheese tart with nectarines. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins : Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix.

Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! […]