Easy Breakfast Ideas to Save You Time in the Morning

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bowl of oatmeal with toppings and milk

Serve up a breakfast buffet to save time in the morning. These easy breakfast ideas will help you get a great start on your day. Mornings can be rushed and busy. Breakfast can often be an after-thought, despite the fact that everyone KNOWS it’s the most important meal of the day. You find yourself rushing […]

Peppermint Brownie Bites

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Enjoy a super easy dessert with these Peppermint Brownie Bites. Lots of crunchy edges and a gooey center with just the right amount of mint! One of the attractions of baking a variety of different Christmas Cookies is that you don’t have to lock yourself into one particular flavor. You can vary the tastes and […]

Dinner Mishap? Have a Backup Meal Plan

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Not every meal you serve will be picture perfect. While mishaps can happen, you can save the day by having a backup meal plan. It stands to reason that not every meal you plan will go the way you want it to. Life happens. The power goes out. You forget to thaw something. Such is […]

What I spent on groceries in November

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m buying groceries and feeding eight people on the cheap. Hey hey hey! Here we are at the end of November. It was a whirlwind of a month. We celebrated two birthdays as well as Thanksgiving where we hosted an extra five in addition to our […]

How to Roast Peeled Garlic

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Want to learn to roast peeled garlic? You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to have roast garlic at the ready for all your favorite recipes. Garlic is considered by some as a natural medicinal. Research suggests that it can help the body fight against heart disease and cancer. It also protects […]

Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta

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hands holiding bowl of Pesto Cranberry Pasta Salad

Enjoy an easy supper or side dish with this make-ahead Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta Cheese. It’s packed with flavor and makes a colorful addition to your buffet. I like to think that pasta salads are God’s gift to the busy home cook. They are hearty, make-ahead, and so very versatile that you […]

Prep Your Turkey Stock Ingredients in Advance

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Save time after your holiday meals by prepping your turkey stock ingredients beforehand. You’ll save motions and make stock-making so much easier. Everybody knows that homemade chicken or turkey stock is tastier than the can. And it’s a frugal way to stretch your original purchase of fowl. After all, making turkey stock is practically free! […]

Create a Party Pantry for Frugal Entertaining

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Want to host friends and family without going broke? Build a Party Pantry so that you always have on hand the basic ingredients for fun drinks, appetizers, and desserts. You want to open your home to friends and family, but you also know that it can cost a pretty penny to extend hospitality. Much more […]