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Dinner and Wine on a Dime

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here. OK, it’s not really […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 24: Homemade Almond Butter

This is Day 24 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today I made homemade almond butter. Due to a family peanut allergy, we’ve not bought peanut butter in about two and a half years. Peanuts […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 23: Popovers that Didn’t Pop

This is Day 23 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash.  I’ve been making popovers for about fifteen years. They have always popped. Until today. My kids were thrilled that I was making them for breakfast. […]

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Save Money with a Pantry Challenge

I’m over at $5 Dinners this week sharing how a pantry challenge can help you save money. Hop on over to read the post and give your 2 cents!

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Pantry Challenge Day 22: Quick Day

This is Day 22 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today went by in a flash. I don’t know why, but the day went by in a flash. This Pantry Challenge update will be quick […]

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Budget-Friendly Inspiration

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

Looking for dinnertime inspiration? Well, this week’s Bundle of the Week is a great deal. Get 5 foodie ebooks for just $7.40. Here’s what the bundle holds: Crock On! by Stacy Myers Crock On! A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook by Stacy Myers features 40 all-original slow cooker recipes covering everything from soups to desserts. This […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 21: Playing a Game of Chopped

This is Day 21 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I played an at-home game of Chopped and hubs said I moved to the next round! The variety of ingredients is getting slim around here. […]

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Pantry Challenge Link Up #3

As you know, I’m “eating down the pantry” this month to save money and be a better steward of what we have. Every day I’m blogging how we’re eating and cooking as a family. And I do mean “we.” My four oldest children are responsible to be chief cook one night a week. You can […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 20: Baking Day

This is Day 20 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today was a baking day. Today actually felt like a vacation. Hubs has worked six days a week since the start of the year. This […]

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Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week Four

We’re entering week four of the Pantry Challenge. Here’s the meal plan. I think it’s a little wrong that I choose to do a Pantry Challenge during a month that has five weeks. Maybe next year we should do it in February instead. Or just make it an even 28 days. This is going to […]

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