Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School - Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts.

School starts in just a few weeks! Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts. I don’t know about you, but the clock is ticking on our summer vacation. We’ve got about two weeks before we jump into the new school year. Perhaps you’re hearing […]

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 […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil and Garlic

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  When I was growing up, Thanksgiving suppers were pretty much the same every year. The meal included the following: Roast Turkey Canned Gravy Smashed Potatoes (I never knew whipped potatoes; ours always had lumps; I thought that was normal) Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing Escalloped Corn Cold Dilled Green Beans Baked Beans Dinner Rolls Pretzel Berry […]

Tips for Cooking a Turkey

Tips for Cooking a Turkey Good Cheap Eats

Cooking a turkey is something that has become what of a sacred act for Americans every November. One might never cook a turkey any other time of the year, but come what may, turkey must be served on Thanksgiving Day. Cooking Methods How to Cook a Turkey – Is it your first time cooking a […]

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Turkey Dinner

If you don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole turkey, opt for a smaller portion by roasting a turkey breast half instead. It used to be that every year I would buy a whole frozen turkey, let it take up valuable refrigerator space for the week before Thanksgiving, and then frustrate myself to no […]

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

Disclosure: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Chihuahua Chili As I type, my slow cooker, the one that I bought in 1995 (or was it 1998?) is simmering away at a Black Bean & Vegetable […]

Quick, Easy, and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

quick and easy appetizer dinner

Welcome guests with some goodies! These snacks are quick, easy, and just a little bit elegant. Last week I had the opportunity of welcoming two very favorite people into my home. My littles and I headed down to the airport to pick up Stephanie and Amy. On the way home we stopped at the French […]

Mushroom – Tarragon Dressing

Forget the boxed dressing! It’s easy to make your own. This Thanksgiving I decided to bust out of the box and make everything from scratch. I’ve slowly been making this transition over the years. But, I have always relied on Mrs. Cubbison’s boxed stuffing mix. This year I broke with tradition and made my own […]

5 Great Breakfasts for Fall (Recipe: Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake)

Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake

The chill of fall is a call to cozy breakfasts. Check out these great morning meals, including a recipe for Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake. Fall is supposed to be a little chilly. Fall started over the weekend. San Diego didn’t get the menu. Oh, we’ve had a chilly morning or two, but the afternoons have […]

Too Many Pumpkins? Never!

One of our favorite family stories is Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. It’s the classic tale of elderly Rebecca Estelle who hates pumpkins. During the Depression she and her family had survived for weeks on only pumpkins, so she swears never to eat them again. You’ll have to read the delightful story to find […]