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Easy Granola Recipe

January 22, 2015
Short on time and need an easy granola recipe? This one uses items that are right in your pantry!

Granola is one of our favorite breakfast and snack items here. It’s (somewhat) healthy, and if I choose to top my ice cream with it, I don’t feel as bad about it. Kidding! While I love making granola, I don’t love the recipes that require 20 ingredients just to make it. When you’re on a […]

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64 Dollar Grocery Budget – Aldi Breakdown

January 21, 2015
See how this mom uses her 64 dollar grocery budget at Aldi, and turns her groceries into 20 meals for the week!See how this mom uses her 64 dollar grocery budget at Aldi and make 20 meals.

Before we get started, have you seen the first part of this series? Click here to read that first: 64 Dollar Grocery Budget – Aldi. On our 64 dollar grocery budget post from yesterday, we focused on the tips and tricks to help you keep costs down when shopping at Aldi. Today, I’m going to […]

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64 Dollar Grocery Budget – Aldi

January 20, 2015
Looking to use your grocery budget wisely at Aldi? Check out how this blogger used her 64 dollar grocery budget at the famous chain store.

After accomplishing a great 64 dollar grocery budget experience at Target, I thought a trip to Aldi with our weekly grocery budget would be easy. Well, I was wrong. This was the 4th time that I tried doing this challenge at Aldi, and it took a while to figure out why it didn’t work and how […]

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Cream of Carrot Soup

January 13, 2015
This cream of carrot soup has a homemade taste, but can be made in just 15 minutes! Check out the protein-packed secret ingredient.

Carrots are one of the most inexpensive produce in the grocery store. We make sure to buy bags of carrots weekly, since they are always affordable, and liked by everyone in our home. So, a few years ago, when we were stuck in the house during a blizzard, I had to think up a warm […]

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Lessons learned at Patterson Farms #NYSDairyTour2014

January 12, 2015
During the #NYSDairyTour2014, my husband and learned some invaluable lessons at Patterson Farms in Auburn, NY.

Over the past year, our family has been interested in learning more about where our food comes from, whether it’s locally or abroad. As a family, we’ve watched documentaries, tried new foods, and even cooked more meals together. When my husband and I were invited by the American Dairy Association & American Dairy Council for […]

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Kielbasa and Noodles

January 5, 2015
Need an easy and inexpensive recipe for your meal plan? This kielbasa and noodles recipe is fast and within your tight budget!

Many moons ago, when I was a newlywed and new mom, I was a bad cook. Ok, I wasn’t really a BAD cook, but I was just starting out in the culinary part of having a homestead, and well, it was hard! Hard, y’all! My husband liked certain foods that I wasn’t accustomed to, and […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup

November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup uses your favorite items from your holiday meal. Plus, it only takes less than 15 minutes! #TasteTheSeason #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TasteTheSeason I am the proud wife of a man that loves stuffing. Each Thanksgiving, he gets so excited about his favorite side dish. While he loves to have stuffing on turkey day, he very much enjoys a few […]

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Turkey Tetrazzini

November 20, 2014
This turkey tetrazzini recipe is a great way to use thanksgiving leftovers! It's a fast meal that's perfect for weeknight dinners.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, everyone thinks about the food. Rightfully so; the food is why we celebrate. We enjoy the harvest and give thanks. We chow down on our favorite side dishes and desserts, and eat as much turkey as we can handle in one sitting. To me, the spirit of the season can […]

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Why Your Grocery Budget Isn’t Working

November 17, 2014
Do you wonder why your grocery budget isn't working for you? The reason may surprise you.

Each and every time I announce to a group that we have a 64 dollar grocery budget, I get at least one person that says “well, I know I couldn’t do that.” Most recently, I’ve been getting the “you now have another mouth to feed. That budget won’t last.” Oh, thanks! There’s always a myriad […]

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Triple Cranberry Pie

November 10, 2014
Looking for a great cranberry pie to make this holiday season? This one uses fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, and cranberry sauce!

It’s cranberry season! I can’t get enough of the crisp fall air, the changing color of the leaves, and the fact that every store is stocked full of fresh cranberries. I love all things tart and sour, and cranberries are just that. We tend to buy up bags and bags of fresh cranberries, and freeze […]

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