Joining me today for a discussion of how to wear animal print is my good friend Ashley, who gives some excellent tips on basic do’s and don’ts. We began the discussion before filming when I had told her about a woman I had seen at the grocery store who had on some really cute pieces […]
Corn is so plentiful this time of year, nice and fresh, and very cheap! You can use half-and-half or milk, depending on your tastes. I choose based on price because I think they both taste great. I’ve eaten a lot of different corn chowder in my life but I like this version for the summer […]
I’ve written several posts on different ways to save at the grocery store…which can be one of the places families spend the most money. Here’s a few more ideas….
Up until this recipe, I had never eaten much less cooked a chicken burger. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever cooked ground chicken before. This is a nice change from the regular old burger and absolutely delicious!
I’m a fan of not peeling certain fruits and vegetables because I actually like the taste and texture of the peel and I know that a lot of times, it’s actually the skin of the produce that contains most of the vitamins and nutrients. But there are certain fruits and vegetables that you do want to […]
I’m a pretty decent cook if I do say so but desserts have never been something I was good at. And since I’m not a big dessert eater, I guess I just never really tried to master sweets. And I know that if I was baking up yummy dessert recipes on a regular basis, I’d […]
I have a dear friend who has been trying to eat healthier and exercise more often, and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process. She called me the other day in a frustrated mood because after eating salads for two weeks, she had actually gained weight (and she said it sure wasn’t muscle weight […]
When the weather is nice, there’s nothing I like better than just being outdoors. And I especially like entertaining when the temperature is warm and the flowers are blooming which means we can dine outdoors, (and I don’t have to clean the house as much!) I recently hosted a ladies brunch where I used my […]
Eating organic fruits and vegetables is good for you and much safer but most times more expensive, often costing as much as twice (or even more) than non-organic fruits and vegetables. So what’s a family on a budget to do?
Homemade Pasta with Basic Pecan Pesto or Fresh Tomato Sauce (Who Knew It Was So Easy?)
Here’s a great article spotlighting the health benefits mangoes have, including ways they can help with cancer, vision, heart, brain, digestion and the immune system.
This is a delicious recipe that’s quick, easy, inexpensive and full of flavor. Most of the grocery stores in our area have shrimp on sale at least once a month for $5 a pound, and when they do, I load up. I saw this recipe on the Food Network and it sounded very similar to […]
Looking for summer snacks that are healthy, budget-friendly and easy? Here’s a ton of ideas that are not only better for you but yummy…so much so that the kids (and you) won’t even mind they’re good for you! There’s 30 different blogs offering up vegetable, fruit, smoothie, cheese and sweet recipes that are so simple […]
Entertaining really can be fun and stress-free, where not only are your guests enjoying themselves but you actually are too. I find that when I plan ahead and keeps lists, everything seems to go smoothly. I also like to keep some aspects simple, and put more of my energy into whatever it is I really want to […]
I love the taste of homemade ice cream but I haven’t owned an ice cream maker in years and haven’t felt inclined to buy one. Because we don’t eat ice cream that often, I haven’t wanted to spend the money on a new ice cream maker and then there’s the issue of storing it. Over […]
I love the spicy flavor of ginger and have used it forever in various dishes like stir-fries, fresh vegetables, smoothies, and sauces. I prefer to buy fresh ginger root, which is available at grocery stores year-round, and fairly inexpensive…there’s a lot of flavor in a small amount. One of my aunts sent me a recipe […]
Beet greens? Yes, beet greens. One of my new favorite foods. And since you have the greens when you buy fresh beets, I consider them a free food. (I used to throw them away, not knowing you could eat them.) Along with the greens we’re cooking pork chops (on sale for $1.99 a pound at […]
If you’ve never had fresh beets you have to give them a try. If you’ve eaten canned beets and didn’t like them, again, try the fresh ones…you just might be surprised how different (and delicious,) they taste. Beets are in season and available at your local Farmers Markets. We’ve been buying red and gold beets every […]
Earlier this year I had a routine office visit with my rheumatologist where within the first couple of minutes of her saying hello, I just started crying. Now me being me, I apologized for crying as I cried but I just felt so bad physically and mentally, and was just so tired of feeling that way, I […]
Drinking enough water, especially when the temperatures start to rise, is so important. In fact, keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on your overall health. Water… Increases energy and relieves fatigue. Promotes weight loss. Flushes out toxins. Improves skin complexion. Maintains regularity. Boosts immune system. Natural headache remedy. Prevents cramps and sprains. According to […]