Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook – 19 Days and Counting

NYM Make-Ahead and Freeze CV 450

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. 19 days and Counting! […]

Continue Reading »

Cool Drinks, Hot Drinks

keurig lemonade

The weather just can’t make up its mind. With cool drinks on hot days and hot beverages on cool nights, we’ve got the best of both worlds. We had record temps here in San Diego over the weekend. I just stopped sweating yesterday. This week is supposed to see the 80’s but Friday and Saturday […]

Continue Reading »

12 Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

12 easy meals to make

Don’t think you have time to make dinner? Too tired to cook, but don’t want to eat out? Think that there’s “nothing” to eat in the cupboards? Yes, yes, and yes. I’ve been there many a time. And there have been many occasions when I’m tempted to make a run for the border. Now that […]

Continue Reading »

Grocery Geek: Elvis Has Left the Building


The month is half over. When did that happen? The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for me, prepping for our vacation, going on vacation, and recovering from vacation. Note to self: a vacation takes three times as long as the actual trip. This weekend I’ve spent time doing some housekeeping and getting things […]

Continue Reading »

Hashbrown Breakfast Stacks (10 Ingredients or Less)

Hashbrown Breakfast Stacks

Hashbrown Breakfast Stacks come together easily with less than 10 ingredients to create a tasty and filling breakfast or meal anytime of day. Recently, I’ve been tired. I’m eating well and sleeping fairly well. But, chronic pain is weighing me down. The doctor attributes it to inflammation. Yet, the anti-inflammatories make me ill. So, there […]

Continue Reading »

Get Ready for the Game with Healthier Tailgate Snacks

Healthy Spinach Dip

As we’ve established already, I love Foodball season. Today at Food Your Way, I’m sharing a collection of healthier tailgate snacks to enjoy this season. Hop on over and choose one to make for tonight’s game.

Continue Reading »

Summer Vegetable Saute with Mushrooms

sliced vegetables

A little known fact about me is my deep, abiding love of mushrooms. My mother tells the story of how I once ate the entire plate of sauteed mushrooms that they once ordered — for themselves — at a steak house. I was just a toddler. So I’m pleased to have the opportunity to share […]

Continue Reading »

Easy Nacho Appetizer Away from Home

Easy Nacho Appetizer Away from Home

Meal prep away from home can be quick and easy. Try this nacho appetizer that is (almost) homemade and totally delicious. We hit the road early on Friday morning for a long weekend away from home. Somehow Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding Eastern Sierras have an amazing effect on us. We love it here. Slowly, […]

Continue Reading »

Meal Planning from the Mountains

mammoth mountain

Plan some meals for the busy week ahead. It’s a great way to save time and effort later. Our family is on our annual fall vacation right now up in the Eastern Sierras. It’s our third visit to Mammoth Lakes. I’m constantly amazed at the beauty surrounding me. My camera phone is filled to the […]

Continue Reading »

Grocery Geek: Shopping for the Freezer

costco sept

Last weekend I spent some time in the kitchen filling the freezer for the coming month. Freezer cooking helps me stay a little ahead of the game. While there are many ways to easily fill the freezer or make freezer cooking work for your particular situation, I’ve found that doing a big cooking session at […]

Continue Reading »