7 Tips For Menu Planning Success

7 Tips For Menu Planning Success

These 7 Tips For Menu Planning Success are going to revamp your approach to feeding your family. Menu planning is one of our top suggestions for keeping your family on track with their dietary needs all while you maintain a manageable budget. A few simple steps can totally revamp your way of feeding your family […]

Chil Corn Dog Muffins

Easy Chili Corn Dog Muffins Recipe

Yes, it sounds insane doesn’t it? Chili Dog Cornbread Muffins may sound quirky and off the beaten path, but at times that is the route to creating something astonishingly delicious. Plus, in my humble opinion almost anything in muffin form is a win. And the really cool thing is, it is so easy and fun to make. […]

10 Awesome Watermelon Recipes

10 Awesome Watermelon Recipes including how to make cupcakes from fresh watermelon, watermelon drinks, and how to cut up watermelon with less mess.

Watermelon and summer go together like peas and carrots. There is something about the fruit that makes people crave it during the hot summer months. Maybe it is the high water content when the days are sweltering or the fact that it’s fun to spit the seeds, but watermelon will always represent summer to most […]

One Ingredient Crock Pot Caramel Sauce

Easy one ingredient crock pot caramel sauce recipe

  My grandmother originally shared how to make caramel sauce using sweetened condensed milk with me back in 2000. She recommended putting the unopened can of sweetened condense milk in a pan, covering it with water, and simmering for 3 hours. While her caramel sauce recipe was easy and delicious, that is a lot of time to have […]

Chopped Pork Sandwich with Avocado, Fried Egg and Bacon

Chopped Pork Sandwich with Avocado, Fried Egg and Bacon- This chopped pork sandwich recipe is an easy pork recipe to follow and the perfect summer dinner.

There is something cool about a sandwich isn’t there? It’s a meal you can hold in your hand, scoring major points on so many levels. I had a hankering for a sandwich, but not just any sandwich. I set out to assemble something memorable and unique and I think I did with this chopped pork […]

10 Great Cherry Recipes

10 Great Cherry Recipes

I grew up in Montana and being from that part of the country, you definitely knew when cherries were in season. The tell-tale stands that would pop up alongside the road, and the talk amongst people about their trip to the Flathead area to get their yearly dose of cherries was enough to get me […]

Chicken Tortilla Cups

Homemade Chicken Tortilla Cups Recipe

Here is another easy, quick and delicious family food friendly idea. Around our house we love food with Mexican flair. So, I took soft flour tortillas stuffed the into a cupcake dish and created something my boys called, AWESOME! Now that’s a ringing endorsement if ever there was one. Chicken Tortilla Cups Recipe Ingredients: 6 […]

Rotisserie Chicken Broth

Rotisserie Chicken Broth

Even after you have eaten every last delicious bite of meat from your deli rotisserie chicken there is still life (or dinner) left in it. You can make a wonderful and flavorful chicken broth from your leftovers and just a few vegetables. Leftover rotisserie chicken recipes are a great way to make sure you get […]

10 Delicious Corn Recipes

10 Delicious Corn Recipes including homemade creamed corn, how to make corn fritters, fresh corn salads and even how to freeze corn on the cob.

I actually look forward to corn season when I can buy fresh ears at a low price and around here in WA, even find them. I pretty much refuse to buy the frozen ears because they are just not the same. I admit that I like to “doctor” up my corn on the cob so […]

Lavender Lemonade

How to Make Lavender Lemonade - A simple and refreshing lemonade recipe that is infused with lavender for a special summer treat.

Lavender Lemonade is the perfect refreshment for a tea party for you and your little girl, a garden party, church social, picnic, BBQ, baby shower, bridal shower, or any old hot summer day simply sitting on your porch.  Sweet, tart, and lightly floral this easy to make drink makes any afternoon a special occasion.  Use lavender harvested from […]

Watermelon and Rosemary Ice Cubes

Watermelon and Rosemary Ice Cubes

Drinking plenty of water throughout the days isn’t something I’m always on top of. Either I grab for something else or just plain forget. Staying hydrated is especially important during the summer months, so sometimes I just need to get a little creative. Flavored water is an easy way to add a fresh twist to […]

10 Amazing Raspberry Recipes

10 Amazing Raspberry Recipes including raspberry chocolate bark, raspberry donuts, raspberry ice cream and other easy raspberry recipes.

Raspberry season is here! This makes me super excited because I love berry season. Here in the Pacific Northwest, berries are very expensive in the off season and they get much more reasonable in the on-season. I buy so much that I freeze them and end up with great frozen berries for use all year […]

Vegetable Grilling Tips

Grilling Veggies to make Ratatouille (640x477)

Ratatouille is a frugal summer dish, but who wants to turn on the oven to cook it? Not me! That is why in the heat of the summer, I cook all of the vegetables individually on the grill and then assemble it! You can find my recipe for Grilled Ratatouille on $5 Dinners. When I grill small vegetables […]

Banana Split Yogurt Popsicles

Banana Split Yogurt Popsicles

A delicious family dessert favorite lightened up with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt in place of sugar laden ice cream. These Banana Split Yogurt Pops fill your craving for sweets without overdosing you on sugar, fat, and calories; the best part is that the kids love them!!! Beside the fun of eating these pops, the kids […]

How to Make Lemonade

How to Make Lemonade with lemons. This homemade lemonade recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Tip for making perfect lemonade every time.

I walked into the kitchen and discovered my son juicing lemons. He had already located the sugar and told me he was going to make lemonade. I took a picture because I wanted my husband to see what happens when I fold laundry or clean the bathrooms, so he might gain an appreciation for a […]

Mojito Fruit Salad: Melon & Berry Salad with Mint-Lime Dressing

Mojito Fruit Salad: Watermelon & Berry Salad with Mint-Lime Dressing - A ruit salad made of watermelon, cantaloupe, and berries flavored with mint and lime.

We love fruit salads! Usually when I make a fruit salad, I simply use watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes. It doesn’t even need a dressing, because let’s face it, watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes are good enough on their own. They don’t require a dressing. But sometimes I like to get a little fancy. On those occasions, I […]

Easy Summer Couscous Chicken Salad

Easy Summer Couscous Chicken Salad

Summertime is the perfect time to bring out all the cold salad recipes. There is so many fresh vegetables to choose from to make awesome crowd-pleasing salads and many salads are easy to put together. This easy summer couscous chicken salad is sure to be a hit at the next BBQ or potluck you attend […]

10 Awesome Coconut Recipes

10 Awesome Coconut Recipes

Coconut has been big in the food culture lately. Not only is coconut oil popular for its versatility in anything from beauty products to cleaning products, but coconut itself is popular because of its health claims. Coconut has been argued to not be healthy since it contains fat and is sweet, but don’t let that stop you. […]