Keep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

When the thermometer rises, it’s time to turn to recipes which keep the heat out of the kitchen. Using kitchen tools like your microwave, pressure cooker, air fryer, and crockpot will help eliminate sources of excess heat. Thankfully, there is a huge assortment of seasonal produce, which aligns perfectly with the goal of creating meals … Read moreKeep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

Super-Thrifty $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Each of my $50 Menu posts features an entire week’s worth of recipes, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner for six people for about $50. This was a weird week for our menus. I found myself with bits and pieces of produce, which would make recipes, but they didn’t seem large enough portions for six people. … Read moreSuper-Thrifty $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Inexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

Cabbage reaches its lowest price per pound in mid-March as St. Patrick’s Day specials hit the shelves. However, don’t neglect to search your local farmer’s markets. In June or July. I have found seriously great deals on absolutely huge heads of locally-grown cabbage at farmers markets. You can save big money on groceries when vegetables … Read moreInexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

6 Simple, Easy Steps to Dehydrating Herbs (Microwave Technique)

Herbs add amazing flavor to dishes and if you can find a source for buying them in bulk, you can get them very reasonably priced. However, they tend to be tender, wilting and then dying quickly. So, it’s best to brainstorm how you will use fresh herbs in dishes and then have a plan for … Read more6 Simple, Easy Steps to Dehydrating Herbs (Microwave Technique)

Easy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

I love a good marinara sauce, but the canned and jarred varieties are often filled with preservatives and a whole lot of salt. Fortunately, it is both easy and inexpensive to make your own from scratch for an investment of just a couple of dollars and about 45 minutes of time. Having marinara sauce on … Read moreEasy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

Using Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads

Nothing screams summer like fresh, colorful salads. They are perfect for picnics or al fresco patio dinners. Best of all, you can prepare them ahead of time, allowing you to spend time chatting, mingling, and connecting with family and friends. Served hot or cold, salads can either be an accompaniment for other foods or stand … Read moreUsing Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads

Seriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw

I love cabbage slaw, but I never eat mayo! For one thing, I’m vegan. For another, traditional slaw is incredibly full of fat and excess calories. Years ago, I figured out that I could still eat my favorite salad and it could be made quickly and be full of fiber, low in fat, and high … Read moreSeriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw

Delicious $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

My regular grocery budget is $375 a month to feed my family of six. To meet this goal, we rely heavily of produce markdowns, menu planning, and bulk cooking. When COVID-19 hit, we experienced a number of unexpected stressors to our already tight budget. It wasn’t until the immediate danger had passed that I assessed … Read moreDelicious $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Herbs: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Add Flavor

When you are trying to stretch your grocery budget, adding herbs is the perfect way to elevate “okay” to “outstanding”, without spending a lot of money. Fresh herbs are in season right now and with these flavor-packed bundles a little goes a long way. I’ll give you examples of some of our favorite recipes, but … Read moreHerbs: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Add Flavor