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, […]

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Refrigerator Items

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Frugal Fridge Items - Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples.

Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples. 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 […]

5 Great Ways to Prepare for Quick Summer Meals

5 Great Ways to Prepare Quick, Summer Meals - Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy.

Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy. The following content is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple: I don’t know about you, but my summer days are just packed. If it’s not the summer school I assigned myself my kids or the weekly outings or this whole writing […]

12 Easy, Make-Ahead Appetizers

12 Easy, Make-Ahead Apps - Want to entertain easily and effortlessly? Or just wind-down with a fun little app for the fam? Check out these easy, make-ahead appetizers.

Want to entertain easily and effortlessly? Or just wind-down with a fun little app for the fam? Check out these easy, make-ahead appetizers. The weekend approacheth! That means time to tone down the activity — at least a little — and get ready for some relaxation and/or socializing. I’ve been working like a fiend this […]

Making Burger Patties for the Freezer

Making Burger Patties for the Freezer - Want some easy freezer meals without heating up your summertime kitchen? Well, burger up, folks!

Want some easy freezer meals without heating up your summertime kitchen? Well, burger up, folks! Today I took the kids down to Balboa Park for a free museum visit. San Diego County residents get free admission to select Balboa Park museums on Tuesdays. We’ve lived here for 5 1/2 years and NEVER done it. I’ve always […]

Homemade Spice Mixes (Recipe: FishMama Spice)

Homemade Seasonings and FishMama Spice Mix - Add a little spice to your life with homemade seasoning blends. You

Add a little spice to your life with homemade seasoning blends. You’ll save money by buying spice in bulk and save time by having a multi-purpose seasoning at the ready. 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. […]

Plan a Regular Rotation for Lunches

Eat Well with a Regular Lunch Rotation - Planning a regular rotation of lunch items can make meal planning and prep loads easier.

Planning a regular rotation of lunch items can make meal planning and prep loads easier. Having a weekly rotation or formula for the week has been one of my fallbacks for years. I love the beauty of Taco Night or Grilling Day. Last summer I shared my tips for dinnertime and the variety of ways that you can […]

Great Recipes for the Grill

Great Recipes to Grill - a roundup of 20+ great recipes for the grill.

With hot weather on the horizon, now is the time to fire up the barbie! By cooking outside, you move the heat of meal prep out of the kitchen, helping your home to stay cool. You also add great flavor to your meals. We love our grill, despite the fact that it is breaking in […]

Unique Tools for the Kitchen

Unique Tools for the Kitchen - Kitchen tools can be a super help to making good, cheap eats. Here are a few tools, you might not think belong in the kitchen, but they do.

Kitchen tools can be a super help to making good, cheap eats. Here are a few tools, you might not think belong in the kitchen, but they do. 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 […]

Set Up Your Kitchen For Success This Week

Set your kitchen up for success with these 7 simple steps.

Set your kitchen up for success with these 7 simple steps. Want to have a great week? Consider these simple steps toward setting up your kitchen and your meal planning for a successful week of good cheap eats. 1. Clean out the refrigerator. Spend ten minutes ditching the science projects, consolidating duplicate items and putting […]