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...]

Easy Peasy Alfredo Sauce

This is an amazing alfredo sauce, and it is so EASY to make! I had no idea it could be so easy. Pasta is a great way to feed a family economically. There are decent jarred Alfredo sauces out there, but nothing compares to one made from scratch. I have tried numerous recipes, and I eventually … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Potato, Ham, and Corn Chowder

Did you know that soups and chowders are one of the most frugal ways to feed a family? It is also a great way to get some extra vegetables and things that maybe your kids would prefer not to eat into your kids. I share more money saving tips like this in a post called How to Be Frugal In the … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I love a creamy tomato soup. Maybe it’s because I live in Michigan, or, maybe it’s because it screams comfort food like nothing else does, but whatever the reason I love it! What’s even better is making it in your Instant Pot. I’ve also got a secret ingredient in mine that gives it a depth of flavor … [Read more...]

Perfect Steak Fries at Home (with spicy dipping sauce)

It is no exaggeration to say that I have worked on this recipe for steak fries for no less than five years. I love a good steak fry, but I want it to be baked and not fried, but I also don’t want to sacrifice that crumbly middle and outside crisp that comes when they are fried. After playing around … [Read more...]