Grocery budgeting is challenging. First, you’re figuring out how much you already spend on food. Then you look at how much you should spend on food. Then you have to stick to what your budget says to spend on food. My head is already spinning.
I’m not usually one to complain about food, but spending time in the kitchen cooking dinner is just not on my to-do list this month. Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes. Dance with my kids? Absolutely. Prepare a five course dinner only to have a disaster of a kitchen to clean afterwards? Um, notClick to Continue »
The holiday season is approaching! Are you ready? I’m not sure I am! I’m always trying to think of ways to make Thanksgiving easier and how to make easy homemade gifts.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the pumpkins. The pumpkins that are in everything and on everything and around every corner you turn. I must admit that I’m NOT that big on pumpkins. I don’t mind Pumpkin Spiced Coffee, or Pumpkin French Toast, or Pumpkin Fudge every now and then. It is tasty when the fall windClick to Continue »
The summer has ended and a normal routine is in the making. With cooler weather around the corner I’m looking forward to soups and comfort foods to fill our bellies. Hearty Minestrone Soup is one of my go-to’s for fall nights. I can load it up with vegetables and use up foods that might otherwiseClick to Continue »
What is clean eating, you ask? Simply put, it’s cutting out pre-made processed foods and eating real whole foods. Cutting out sugar and changing the way your family eats can be challenging. I suggest taking baby steps. Start by looking for these top 5 ingredients to avoid in food. Then, take steps to clean out the kitchenClick to Continue »
It’s a new month for meals! I love pulling out my pen, paper and calendar and making up a meal plan. The challenge of balancing what my family loves to eat and staying on track with my frugal grocery budget excites me. I hope I’m not the only one. Ahem!
Did you know you can make bread in the slow cooker? I didn’t know either until our oven broke! It’s amazing what you can cook in a slow cooker. I use it all the time in the summer to keep from overheating the house. There’s a lot of appliances you don’t need for the kitchen, butClick to Continue »