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...]

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...]

How to Clean Your Refrigerator in 40 Minutes or Less (even the gross stuff)

Today was the day. You know this day, too, I'm betting. Today was the day to clean my fridge. I usually do this about every few months, that way it isn’t ever too bad. Of course we clean up spills and things along the way, but an all out clean happens about once every three months around here. Since … [Read more...]

Recipe: Frugal Black Beans

Have you ever prepared your own black beans? It is so easy, and black beans are part of so many amazing recipes, too. Preparing your own dried beans rather than buying cans is a way to save a decent amount of money for next to no work. I also make my own refried beans, too, which is something … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mexican Wraps with Cilantro Lime Rice

As lovers of all things Mexican, these wraps with cilantro lime rice are a favorite.  Since I had leftovers on the plan for dinner tonight, and we ate the leftovers for lunch yesterday, I had to come up with something for dinner. I had most everything on had for this, just had to grab some … [Read more...]

Recipe: Easy Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is a favorite in our house. I like it because it is quick and easy with ingredients I often have on hand. I generally use low fat ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese, which works out just fine for us. Pasta is a great way to feed a family on a dime, and although this dish has a few … [Read more...]

Recipe: Ham, Egg, and Cheese Casserole

We had ham for dinner the other night, so I had leftover ham to use. Although we could have had another meal with it, I like to change things up a bit. This is a favorite in my family, and it is a great way to have a hot breakfast in the morning with nothing to do but pop it in the oven. Even the … [Read more...]

Recipe: Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

I have a quick, easy, and frugal recipe for creamy scalloped potatoes. Potatoes are a necessary part of any frugal family’s meal plan because they are filling, inexpensive, and very versatile. I make them countless ways, and some are liked more than others. I like to make dishes that I can make … [Read more...]

Recipe: Taco Soup

We love Taco Soup, and this is an easy recipe that comes together in a flash! Since we love all things Mexican and we love all things soup, this is among our regular favorites. The really great thing about this soup is how easy it is.  Aside from browning the beef, it is just a dump everything … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Soup

Are you looking for an amazing recipe for tomato basil soup? Look no further! Fall is soup weather to me, and we are now in the thick of it! My sister is an amazing cook.  I dabble, she creates. She has the gift of eating something somewhere and then figuring out how to make it at home. I can … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Cole Slaw Dressing

For those of you who watched my Periscope broadcast this morning, I promised you a potato salad recipe. Well, when someone spills your bowl full of chopped ingredients all over the garage floor and you don't have any extra, creating that recipe becomes a problem. I am so sorry. I will get this … [Read more...]

Ten Simple Tips to Save Your Family Money

These days it seems that everyone is needing to save money. Expenses are high for many, and every little bit counts. With a large family to care for, I have had to get a bit creative in making ends meet. I am no stranger to being a smart shopper and savvy saver, but since we are in another season of … [Read more...]