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How to Make a Croque-Monsieur

ingredients Croque-Monsieur

A Croque-Monsieur is the French answer to the grilled cheese sandwich. And it’s pretty darn awesome. French food gets a reputation for being complicated. I can see that. There are definitely some complex recipes. Souffle? Croissant? Yeah, I get you. Even a simple mousse au chocolat takes several steps and dirties many bowls. On the other hand, […]

Give Day-Old Bread New Life

Save Money on Groceries - Buy Day Old Bread | Good Cheap Eats

Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes! Bread is expensive, particularly if you want quality bread with few preservatives and additives. Since Trader Joe’s changed their distributor, my favorite Harvest Whole Wheat Bread is now off our radar. The replacement is, in a word, unsatisfactory. It’s been […]

5 After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

afterschool snacks

Make after school time a happy hour. Provide your kids with these tasty snacks that are easy as well as delicious. We are halfway through our first week of school. So far, so good. I’ve stayed (mostly) on task, teaching six kids, keeping the house (mostly in tact), and no one has starved. I had […]

Baby Cakes

Baby Cakes from Book sm

Add all kinds of variety to your baking with this versatile cookie recipes. Add whatever chopped candies you have on hand to make Baby Cakes a sweet treat at your house. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

Making Homemade Pickles

Refrigerator 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. 😉 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 […]

Olive Bruschetta and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

Olive Bruschettta

This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives and Kitchen Play. This olive bruschetta is utter deliciousness! It’s the perfect summertime snack and a must-make for your next party. As I type, I’ve just returned from the airport where I dropped off my friend Amy. Amy is a wine blogger and world traveler. She was […]

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins

Pear Muffins

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! […]

Naturally Sweet Treats

Naturally Sweet Treats

Enjoy a treat without all the added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. These goodies are sweetened naturally. 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. […]

Mamabars (aka DIY Larabar Recipe)

Mamabars up close

Make your own Larabar Cherry Pie bars quickly and easily with this recipe for “Mamabars”. 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! […]

Coconut Cashew Banana Bread

Coconut Banana

While I have many different banana recipes to rely on — Coconut Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Banana Pecan Coffeecake, and Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting — I decided to try something different.

I wanted something lightly-sweetened. The kids have been great about not going overboard since we went off our sugar fast, but there’s been an increase in bad attitudes that has me wondering.