What I spent on groceries in October

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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.Want a peek into our […]

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Crispy Chicken Patties

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Chicken Patties on white platter

Ready for a fun and flavorful dinner? Cook up a batch of fried Chicken Patties. Better than any chicken nuggets, they make a hearty main dish protein or a tasty filler for sandwiches. You know how some meals just seem more fun than others? One doesn’t look forward to an “experience” when served a bologna […]

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Ready to Celebrate Simply this Year?

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take this intensive 2-week workshop to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze

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Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze on cake stand

Looking for an easy cake recipe? This Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake with a luscious maple glaze comes together easily and quickly, perfect for dessert or snacking. Got a hankering for cake? Prefer not to spend a pretty penny nor fill up on hydrogenated fats and preservatives? Then it’s time to get baking! Baking and cooking […]

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How to Meal Plan on a Budget

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canned goods on shelf

Meal planning is simply the process of choosing which meals to prepare in the coming days. Learn how to meal plan on a budget so that you can save money and waste lessĀ food while eating well! Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad Eating good food, both nutritious and tasty, doesn’t require an unlimited grocery budget. Some of […]

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Greek Tzatziki Recipe

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Have a hankering for that delicious yogurt sauce that comes with gyros? You can make your own easily at home with this simple Greek Tzatziki Recipe. Take-out is tempting. That’s all there is to it. Someone else makes dinner for you — and even does the dishes! It’s quick, or at least feels immediate even […]

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Breakfast Sandwich Recipe: Easy & Freezer Friendly

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breakfast sandwich with table spread

This Breakfast Sandwich Recipe is not only an easy meal on the go, but it’s also one that you can stash in the freezer for those super busy mornings. Check out how simple it is to make a batch for yourself! You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but mornings…, […]

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How Food Presentation Can Transform Your Meals

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Food doesn’t need to be expensive to be special. In fact, food presentation can make the simplest, cheapest eats seem like a feast for a king. While few of us have unlimited grocery budgets, it’s not that hard to put out a fancy spread. Oh sure, you can spend a small fortune on groceries, but […]

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