Summer Salsa With Fresh Fruit

Oh my. I couldn’t come up with what to call this because it is just filled with so many different flavors that it is impossible to choose just one flavor to focus on. It is the perfect mixture of sweet and tang with just the right amount of sassiness to make you want to eat the whole batch while … [Read more...]

Buy This…Don’t Buy That!

If you’re looking to be the most frugal shopper that you can be, there is a list of things you should buy while there are their more expensive counterparts that you shouldn’t buy. In some cases it is nothing more than just making a different selection that is more economical. In other ways you will … [Read more...]

Money Saving DIY Oatmeal Packets

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with us on this recipe It is no secret that breakfast is an important meal. There really is nothing like starting the day with a healthy meal and a full tummy. Oatmeal is an amazing option, and it is also one that my kids love. Do you love the convenience … [Read more...]

How To Have the Night Off Cooking and NOT Eat Out!

If you’re anything like me, making dinner can get old, real quick. It is one of those things that we have to do every day, and for that reason, it can be super mundane, especially in the heat of the summer. What if I told you that you could have the night off cooking? Intrigued? Keep … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Struggles With Making Meals

This is dedicated to the mom who is struggling to put a meal on the table. Is this you? Guess what? This was me, too. With a husband who is finishing school, kids who need to be driven to their activities, and homeschooling four days a week during the school year, it can be a struggle to keep … [Read more...]

Puffed Pancakes: A Family Favorite Recipe

One of the easiest ways to stretch your family dollar is by making a hearty and homemade breakfast in the morning, and this puffed pancake is a great option. It is so much cheaper and healthier than cereal, and it is usually heartier, too, which means that their first meal lasts them longer. A … [Read more...]

The Easiest (& tastiest) Burrito Bowl

We are lovers of all Mexican foods in our house. For this reason we are constantly trying new things. We love taking things and putting our own spin on them. With so many mouths to feed and a tight food budget, we most commonly make changes to recipes that make them super frugal options. These … [Read more...]

Have a Green Kitchen With Little to No Extra Effort

The kitchen is a great place to start when focusing on being more friendly to the environment because it is an area of our homes that generates lots of waste. With so many foods, dishes, and products of all kinds coming and going, the kitchen is an important place to focus on making smart decisions. … [Read more...]

Secrets to Feeding a Family of 10 on $350 a Month

With one of my most popular posts being one that teaches others how I feed my family of eight for $250, it is time I update how I save money at the grocery store these days as that post is more than a year old. I find that the price of groceries had remained relatively the same, but with kids who … [Read more...]

Freezer Staples For Stress Free Meals (are these things in YOUR freezer?)

Freezer staples are so essential to maintaining a frugal lifestyle in the kitchen. Without simple foods on hand to use in a pinch both in the freezer and in the pantry, grabbing some sort of convenience meal or just heading out for dinner is often the result. Like freezer meals, freezer staples are … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Glass Top Stove the Frugal & Non-Toxic Way

Do you know the frugal way to clean your glass top stove like magic? And, it uses only two things you probably already have. I love a shiny stove, but I always hated spending $5 or more for the glass top stove cleaner. There had to be an easier and money saving way. So, I set about looking for … [Read more...]

5 Simple Family Meals Your Kids Will Love (and so will your budget!)

Feeding a family can get so draining day after day. Then, it only gets more complicated when you are trying to just make something that everyone loves without breaking the bank. It is so helpful to have some favoite family meals on hand. There are a handful of my family's favorite recipes. They … [Read more...]

Loaded Potato Wedges (Without the Restaurant Price Tag!)

Do you love a nice plate of loaded potato wedges from your local restaurant but are looking for a money-saving option? Potatoes are such a frugal and simple way to feed a family on a dime. Perhaps this is the reason I’ve created so many different ways to prepare them. These are crisp on the … [Read more...]

Spicy Cilantro Lime Rice

We use this rice as the basis for so many things, and it is also great when eaten alone. The possibilities really are endless. We use it in wraps, as the foundation for any kind of taco or burrito type bowl, and it is also really great inside any enchilada or as a side dish to anything Mexican. It’s … [Read more...]

Kitchen Countertops Cluttered? Maybe This Is Why

The kitchen counter is one of my three main hotspots that must be kept clean. For this reason, I have played around with thousands of solutions to keep the clutter under control. When cluttered countertops become a problem, one of these seven reasons is usually to blame. (this post may contain … [Read more...]