Recently, my daughter’s school declared that parents are no longer allowed to bring in the typical birthday party treats: cupcakes, donuts, or birthday cake. This left me with the challenge of finding healthy, yet fun alternatives. I really wanted to come up with something creative – yet easy and affordable – to make her school birthday celebration special. Here are some of the ideas I
If you aren’t familiar with it, the Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer, all wrapped into one. Pressure cooking has been the preferred cooking method in many kitchens for years, but the Instant Pot takes pressure cooking to a new level. It’s a huge improvement from traditional stovetop models that have
In my ideal world I would buy groceries without any regard for price. I would buy only the highest quality products and I would happily pay for exotic (read: expensive) ingredients. In reality, I’m a lot more careful. A grocery budget can quickly spin out of control, and while coupons and sales are great ways to save money, it also pays to focus on recipes that are inherently frugal.
Maybe you enjoy traditional Christmas cookies like gingerbread men, frosted sugar cookies, or candy-cane shaped confections. Or maybe you’re the first one to reach for something new and different – like meringues in the shape of Christmas trees. Whatever your sweet tooth desires, we’ve found a recipe for that. Here are 10 Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to try.
Our oven blew out two weeks ago – nobody was hurt – and so I’ve been relying on my favorite crock pot recipes of late. My little one has been asking to make bread, so I decided on a whim to Google “how to make bread in a crock pot.” I was shocked that A LOT of people do this. Long story short, bread made
A friend shared these recipes from Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami. Did you know that the average American consumes an estimated 4,500 calories over the course of Thanksgiving day alone? That may mean ingesting as much as 2,000 milligrams of salt. And it’s not just the big meal, it’s all the snacks and drinking that leads up to it. 4 delicious
The end of summer marks the end of my garden…sigh. Nothing beats the taste of homegrown veggies, that’s why I’ll be canning the surplus from my garden this year. There are TONS of great recipes to try involving vegetables you can get fresh from your local farmer’s market or your own garden. You can also take advantage of the delicious fresh apples available this time
Halloween is a time when sugary sweets are everywhere and almost unavoidable. Why not counteract all that white, bleached sugar with some healthy Halloween alternatives that are just as fun? With more and more schools encouraging healthy substitutions for parties, now’s the time to Trick your kids into some healthy Treats. Here are 8 Healthy Halloween Treats.
Found this fun video of a mom and daughter team who make arroz con pollo (chicken with rice) together, which is one of my favorite dishes if you haven’t ever eaten it. Living in Rhode Island, there is a dearth of good Latino food, so I have to make it at home. You’ll never guess what her secret ingredient is!
Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks! While I adore these sweet seasonal treats my wallet doesn’t. Rachelle’s Starbucks latte habit cost her $2,971 a year…and I just don’t have that kind of cash to spend on coffee. These pumpkin spice coffee recipes are a great way to give your coffee that delicious pumpkin flavor without breaking the bank. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer This easy pumpkin
My boyfriend recently told me that he buys lunch every day at work! What does this amount to? About $10 a day or $200 a month. What!? His main reason for buying lunch is that he’s too busy in the morning to stop and make a lunch. That’s why I decided to find these quick and frugal make-ahead lunches. These are great for making the
After a long day at work the last thing I want to do is come home and cook. Unfortunately, by the time I get home at five-thirty I AM STARVING! Due to this fact, I prefer to cook quick easy meals on weeknights so I can resist the urge to pick up fast food eat as soon as possible. This list of quick dinners includes everything from
These past few weeks my work schedule has been crazy! I’ve been coming home exhausted with no desire to cook anything for dinner. Since I’ve been trying to cut back on spending money on take-out I decided to break out the slow cooker. This makes it easy to throw something together before work and come home to a delicious pre-cooked dinner. Here are a few