How to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

Keeping a well-stocked pantry is vital to the health of your food budget and the well-being of your family. Whipping up meals become easy, fluctuations in supply lines are reduced to inconveniences, and your cost per ounce falls to rock bottom. Saving up to 75% on traditional grocery store prices can as easy as a … Read moreHow to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

How To Make Super Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato are often considered a second-cousin in the tuber family. However, their fantastic nutrition and great taste should elevate their status to the top of the pack. Related to the morning glory, sweet potatoes are grown across the globe and are a starchy root vegetable. Although commonly thought of in its orange form, they … Read moreHow To Make Super Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

Powerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

At 2:30 yesterday afternoon we had nearly 70 mph straight line winds. They flattened fields of corn, bent billboard supports in half, and snapped power lines.  Like a giant, invisible hand, the storm sent an aging power pole up the street from my house to wherever it is that power poles go when they die.  Literally minutes … Read morePowerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

Picking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

Buying produce in-season, not only insures that you are eating fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of ripened perfection, you also save money. Peaches, for example, are at their lowest price in mid-summer. During the winter, you’ll pay a premium. Add to this the fact that the flavor, texture, and taste of produce … Read morePicking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

How to Recession Proof Your Finances in 8 Easy Steps

Every day I turn on the news and watch the markets. The zigzag pattern as they plunge and then come back up again and gain ground is alarming to watch. Some of us watch, entranced and yet too afraid to look away, while others choose to turn off the media and pray fervently instead. No … Read moreHow to Recession Proof Your Finances in 8 Easy Steps

12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

When the thermometer soars, the kitchen is the last place that any of us wants to spend time. Turning on the oven can overheat your kitchen and raise your utility bills. Planning your menu around fresh fruits and vegetables can lower your grocery bills, aid in weight loss, and increase your body’s ability to fight … Read more12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

How to Freeze and Cook with Kousa Squash

Kousa, a short, wide Middle Eastern squash, is the perfect size for stuffing. It is sometimes called Lebanese squash, Mexican zucchini, or gray zucchini and sports spelling variations like: coosa, cusa, or kusa. Whatever you call it, kousa squash is a true delight. Although generally treated as a vegetable, kousa squash is actually the swollen … Read moreHow to Freeze and Cook with Kousa Squash

Mid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six

Summer is now here in full force (and so is the heat index). This means that the farmers markets and our weekly CSA box are both bursting with delicious, inexpensive farm fresh produce. Not only am I beginning to fill the freezer to get us through the long winter months, I’m also expanding our menu … Read moreMid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six