Category archives: Recipes

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Summer may be starting to wind down, but it's still plenty warm outside. And on hot days, I crave something cold and light. Normally I would grab a bowl and scoop some chocolate espresso fudge ice cream into it, but I'm trying to eat healthier these days. So big bowls...

My Favorite Sparkling Peach Iced Tea

My Favorite Sparkling Peach Iced Tea

One of my favorite indulgences is those sparkling lemonades and iced teas you can get at coffee houses. They make me smile right up until I have to pay for it. They are not cheap! So I used to consider them the occasional treat, which is kinder to my pocketbook,...

Recipe: Dutch Baby Pancake

Recipe: Dutch Baby Pancake

Breakfast is my favorite meal. Most mornings it's pretty simple—oatmeal, smoothie or cereal. But on the weekends, I like to whip up something special. Lately I had been on a bit of a pancake kick, which was starting to get old. Pancakes are delicious, but they can be time-consuming to...

Freezer Meals: Spaghetti Casserole - Your Family Will Love It

Freezer Meals: Spaghetti Casserole - Your Family Will Love It

As a kid, I thought TV dinners were great. They came in this handy tray filled with yummy things like chicken nuggets and french fries in their own compartment. Now days, I'm less of a fan, but I still appreciate the convenience a frozen meal offers. We have the best...

Crockpot Coke Roast Beef with Easy Remix Meals

Crockpot Coke Roast Beef with Easy Remix Meals

My family loves crockpots. At big family gatherings, there will be at least 2-3 crockpots working hard, and I have become a huge fan of them as well. Crockpots are not the sexiest or most glamorous kitchen appliance. They seem a bit old-fashioned and are often put away in a...

30 Minute Meals: White Chicken Enchiladas

30 Minute Meals: White Chicken Enchiladas

As a former non-meal planner, I have really embraced planning my weekly meals around what's on sale. Every week I challenge myself to see how much under budget I can be, and I'm happy to report that most weeks I put a few extra dollars back in my pocket. On...

Frugal Super Snacks: Crock Pot Kielbasa Bites

Frugal Super Snacks: Crock Pot Kielbasa Bites

The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away and soon millions of people will gather around their big screen TVs with their friends and family to cheer their favorite team to victory. Honestly, the only thing I care about is the food. It's also the only reason I ever...