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...]

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...]

Things You’re Forgetting To Clean

Cleaning is one of those things that we often get into a routine with. Then, we rarely venture outside of that routine. We clean the things that are in our common areas. There are also the things that are obviously dirty, and these make them easy to clean. But, there are some things that aren’t so … [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...]

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

I have the most amazing recipe to share today, and I am so excited because it will rock your world! I hadn’t really played around with my instant pot for breakfast too much, I’m not really sure why. And then I made this cinnamon roll oatmeal, and my life has never been the same. I am very picky … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Yogurt: Easy, Frugal & Delicious!

Are you looking for something new to make in your instant pot? Here’s an idea! How about yogurt? Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yogurt? In my Instant Pot? Why, yes! ctually, it’s very similar to yogurt in the crock pot, only it’s faster. And easier. And better. Let me show you how to make … [Read more...]

Easy and Gooey Cinnamon Bread From Scratch

There is nothing like homemade cinnamon bread. Boxed cereal is so expensive, even when you can find it on sale. For that reason, I try to only have it once every three days or so, making something for breakfast the rest of the days. This is a recipe for cinnamon bread that my kids named … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Fake Your Way To a Clean Home

Let’s face it. There is a time to clean the house, and then there is a time to fake a clean house. You know what I mean? Or, you might need to fake a clean house when a family member announces they are dropping by in 30 minutes. You might need to fake a clean house when you’ve been sicker than sick … [Read more...]