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Chocolate Strawberry Scones

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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. Necessity is the mother […]

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Cherry Limeade Muffins

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This recipe came about from my desire to use the fresh produce I had on hand. Namely, cherries. I decided to take my favorite raspberry muffin and sub out the raspberries for cherries. Then while I was at it, I thought of the Cherry Limeade Cupcakes that Katie made last weekend, and decided to morph […]

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Crispy Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Chicken strips are a restaurant standard, but they taste so much better prepared at home. Add these Crispy Chicken Tenders to your meal planning rotation. Chicken strips are certainly a crowd pleaser, as many a restauranteur can attest. They appeal to diners of all ages, a ubiquitous player on the kids’ menu. What most people […]

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Mom’s Macaroni Salad

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This recipe is a classic from my childhood. I made it last week while my mom was here. She said, “I love your macaroni salad.” I said, “What are you talking about? It’s your macaroni salad.” Her response? “It’s better when you make it.” So, if you really want to make this good, have someone […]

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Guest Post: Lemon Blueberry Panna Cotta

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The following guest post was written by Katie Goodman, cook extraordinaire. She regularly writes about “what’s good in the kitchen” at goodLife{eats}. Katie also designed my other blog and my writer’s site. She has a great eye for what looks good as well as what tastes yummy. I recently made Panna Cotta for the first […]

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Sweet Cherry Pie

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Tammy said it could be done. And so did Smitten Kitchen. The books said no, but these girls said, yes. So, I went with the yeses and made a pie with sweet cherries. And it was good. Yes. It was very good. Cherries were on sale for $0.99/lb. A few days with stained fingers was […]

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Albertsons Gift Card Winner

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Congrats to Marj (#11) who won a $100 gift card to So Cal Albertsons. Thanks for playing everybody. Pop over to LifeasMOM to see who won the card I was giving away over there.

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Super Secret Sub – It’s Under Wraps!

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What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You have a Super Secret Sub that’s out of this world and full of flavor. What’s so secret about this submarine sandwich? Well, it’s under wraps, of course! (I love a good pun.) Now seriously, wraps have had hit-or-miss popularity over the years. Sometimes you […]

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Red, White, and Blue Trifle

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If you have leftover pound cake for an earlier dessert — or a cake pop activity, save the scraps. They will make a delicious sweet dish when coupled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. What a fine thing it is! Per serving 1 slice poundcake or other cake 1 cup fresh fruit, like pitted cherries, […]

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Bacon Cheddar Egg Bake

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Bakery bread that is close to its “sell by” date is often marked down in order for it to sell quickly before it spoils. You can often nab some fantastic deals on baked goods if you keep your eyes open while shopping. You should try to eat it right away for best quality. But, if […]

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