The One Easy Trick That Helped Me STOP Wasting Food

I’m ready to come clean. I’ve wasted thousands of dollars in food over the years. Today, I’m sharing my FAVORITE trick for eliminating food waste on! Check out my guest post here.

St.Patty’s Day Shamrock Pancakes

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when you can add spinach to everything and call it a “St. Patty’s Day” treat. I’m Irish, my husband’s Irish and my married name even has an apostrophe in it. Needless to say, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around this house – rainbows, pots of […]

My Top 5 Easy Family Recipes From Other Blogs

Today’s post is not about me. It’s about connecting you, my lovely blog readers, to my favorite easy, family, frugal  go-to recipes from other food blogs. You see, I’m having one of those weeks when planning a menu, grocery shopping and making food for the kids seems like an impossible and overwhelming task. Maybe it’s because […]

How To Never Run Out Of Dairy-free Cookies

With Valentine’s day approaching, my calendar is filled to the brim with parties. School parties, friend parties, gal parties…oh my! I love to party so I’m definitely not complaining, but parties equal sweet treats which can be a nightmare when you have a preschooler that needs to steer clear of dairy. (Think = buttercream frosting, milk chocolate kisses and butter-laden sugar […]

Easy Dairy-free Microwave Popcorn

Are you ready for another one of my favorite dairy-free recipes? If you hadn’t already guessed from the very large image above – it’s popcorn! We love this recipe so much that we make it at least 3 to 4 times a week. It’s perfect for an afterschool snack or movie night treat. I first came across the […]

The Secret To Perfect Shredded Chicken

Here’s my problem. I really dislike picking chicken off the bone. But I love the flavor of using rotisserie chicken in recipes that call for shredded chicken. The good news is that Pinterest has dozens (maybe even hundreds? or thousands?) of recipes about how to make “the best and easiest shredded chicken ever.” You can bake, pan fry, boil or slow cook. You […]

Beginner Tips For Crockpot Cooking

I love the idea of a hot meal when I walk in the door but I don’t have a personal chef. Or a maid. Or stay-at-home husband. But I’ve got my crockpot. 🙂 After years of trial-and-error, I finally have a good grip on crockpot cooking. I want to share some insider tips that I […]

The BEST Way To Cook Frozen Broccoli

Okay, people who “hate” broccoli. Listen up, this post is for you! Are you ready for the #1, all-time, best-tasting broccoli recipe? The broccoli recipe that converted me from saying “I don’t like broccoli” to saying “I could eat broccoli instead of potato chips!” Okay, well that recipe isn’t in this post…it’s Ina Garten’s Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli. But, the good news is that I found […]

Broccoli, Ham & Cheddar Egg Muffins

Let’s face it – omelets are hard to eat while driving the car. Not that I’ve ever tried to do this, but I image it would be very frustrating and messy. (Cheese on the steering wheel, broccoli on your business suit, egg in your hair…you get the picture.) I’ve seen dozen of these “egg muffin” […]