How to Make a Relish Tray Just Like Mom’s

table set with drinks candle and relish tray

A relish tray is a great dish to add to the appetizer or dinner table. My mom’s recipe is super simple with veggies, olives, and pickles. Holiday appetizers can get so complicated. We fool ourselves into thinking that we need to make a big froofroo spread before the bigger froofroo spread we call the holiday […]

Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls to Make Your Weekend Mornings

dozen cinnamon rolls on parchment paper with glazing

Homemade Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls are easy to make and super delicious. This recipe calls for rolled oats and whole wheat flour, making the classic baked goodie just a little bit better for you. Sweet baked goods are a dime a dozen, are they not? It seems that everywhere you turn you can easily find […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh baked Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect treat for harvest parties and fall celebrations. Bake up a dozen today! Some days you just want a little treat. Nothing big. Just a few bites of sweet to top off a meal or to go with a mid-afternoon coffee break. Homemade is best, […]

Easy Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot

The easiest Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe comes together in just minutes, tastes great, and feeds a crowd easily. Try this tonight! Mac and Cheese is pretty easy to make, right? Open the blue box, dump the noodles in boiling water, mix the dry mix with milk and butter…. Oh right. You want real […]

Bean and Rice Soup to Help You Eat Well & Spend Less

spoonful of bean and rice soup

This Bean and Rice Soup comes together in minutes. Packed with flavor it’s a great way to use up leftovers, eat well, and save money! Beans and rice. Rice and beans.  If you’ve ever listened to folks give budget cooking advice, you’ve probably heard some version of the beans and rice mantra.  But the thing […]

How To Cook Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, & Stovetop Directions)

Cooking pinto beans from scratch is a great way to enjoy beans as a side dish or as a meatless main dish. They are so much cheaper than canned beans. Wanna save some money on food costs? Well, then, maybe it’s time to embrace the bean. If you read any money-saving advice when it comes […]

Pinto Beans & Rice

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Pinto beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. Are you looking for an easy, affordable meal that doesn’t look or taste like fast food? There’s nothing so homey and […]

Italian Sub Sandwiches You’ll Want Every Week

two italian subs on a platter

The classic Italian Sub is an easy and affordable sandwich to make yourself. You’ll enjoy a great lunch at a price that can’t be beat! There are sandwiches. And then there are sandwiches. The former are those slap together, boring things, bread and meat, and maybe some cheese, that serve their purposes just fine, but […]