Meals to Make Your Vacation More Relaxing

With spring break and vacations in the air, it’s time to enjoy some vacation meals. Easy to pull together and tasty to boot, these dishes will help you take a break from the kitchen. Maple Granola with Oats, Nuts & Seeds Spring has sprung! Hopefully, you’re getting a chance to enjoy it with your peeps. […]

Easy Grab and Go Meals to Send You Packing

Having a repertoire of “grab and go meals” is a great way to save money and eat well on busy days. When I lived in France, I loved grabbing their version of a sandwich: a baguette dressed simply with ham and butter or cheese and some vegetables. It was an easily portable meal that satisfied […]

Have Breakfast for Supper (Recipe: Stuffed Breakfast Potato)

Have breakfast for supper! It’s a great way to save money and easily go meatless. Unbelievably, one of the most popular dinnertime meals at my house is breakfast. I know. It’s a morning meal, but for some reason this meal makes everyone break out in a dance when I serve it for supper. And when […]

How to Dish Up Afternoon Tea on a Dime

Afternoon tea can be a wonderful way to break up the day, enjoy a sweet and a hot spot of tea. Tea time has such a cozy ring to it. My kids embrace tea time, little hobbits that they are, because of all the British literature that I’ve fed them. Well, that, and the cakes […]

What to Make with Fish

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on fish and other seafood when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of great deals and good food. Spicy Fish Rub Last fall a friend of mine from our homeschooling group had a wealth […]

What to Make with Venison

photo source: The Happy Housewife While neither I nor my husband are hunters, nor anyone in the immediate family either, I do have several friends who are able to offset their food costs through hunting. And we’ve been the happy recipients of venison or wild boar sausage on one or two occasions. Hubs isn’t a […]

What to Make with Pork

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on pork when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of the other white meat. Easy Skillet Pork Chops Stockpiling, or “anticipation buying” is a surefire way to save money on food costs. […]

What to Make with Chicken

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on chicken when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of that tender chicken. Buffalo Chicken Wraps Bone-in chicken breast regularly goes on sale for just under $1 throughout the US. (I say […]