Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are the favorite around here. Made with real chunks of maraschino cherries and cherry chip cake mix, your family will LOVE these! They are a Valentine's Day tradition, which is why I'm sharing them with you now. Actually, these cookies are a favorite of mine since … [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...]

Recipe: Key Lime Bars

I love chocolate, but key lime pie is my favorite dessert. I love the tanginess of the lime with the sweetness of the graham cracker crust and then whipped cream on top. It's like a flavor explosion in my mouth. The problem with pie is that I have to make at least two in order to have enough … [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: The Best Breadsticks Ever

And because I am getting these started here now, I thought I would share this recipe, too.  I guess it must be a recipe kind of day.  But in reality, good food is just too good to keep to myself. (this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at … [Read more...]

Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken Stew

The words chicken stew and crock pot are two of my favorite words when paired together. If you try this recipe, you will see why. If you spend any amount of time here, you will see that I love my crock pot. It is a busy, frugal girl’s best friend, especially one who likes to make dinner for that … [Read more...]

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Soup

Oftentimes when I find a recipe for things, I modify it either to allow to keep the recipe with ingredients I have on hand or to make it easier or more frugal in some way. This is what I did with this creamy chicken soup. It this case, I also modified it to make it feed our large brood. So, … [Read more...]

Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Since I was up later shredding chicken for my freezer, I decided it would be a great opportunity to substitute a breakfast that would be even easier for today than what I had on the menu plan. I am all about saving time in the kitchen, and since I was standing there anyway...well, you get the … [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...]

Recipe: Lowfat Banana Bread

Are you looking for a recipe for banana bread that is easy, frugal, and low fat? This recipe is all those things, and, it tastes great, too! What could be better, right?! We've been using this recipe for years, and it is a crowd pleaser. With some banana that have seen better days, we were … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

  Finally have this recipe updated with the pictures for you. This truly is a family favorite, especially with the black bean salsa.   This recipe was originally from my sister.  I tweaked it a bit to feed a larger group and also to tone down the spiciness a bit since I have some … [Read more...]

Recipe: Fantastic and Frugal Chili

We are having chili and cornbread for dinner. Everyone here loves this meal, and I make an enormous batch to allow for plenty of leftovers, too. As I mentioned in 15 Frugal Tips For Feeding a Large Family, one of the ways I feed a large family is by limiting the amount of meat, which is both … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Granola Bars

I had an email come in from Eve who was asking for my granola bar recipe that I spoke of here. My apologies that I have not shared that yet because these are so tasty, and your savings over time when you make your own can really add up. I don't have my own recipe though, I use the recipe that you … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Pizza

So Birthday Boy wanted homemade pizza for dinner even though we just had pizza last night. One never can have too much pizza, I suppose. I have been making homemade pizza for as long as I can remember. I have made numerous types of pizza dough through the years, but once I found this one it … [Read more...]

Recipe: Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Need a breakfast idea?  These look amazing! As I spoke of here, we pick local fruit when we can.  Blueberries are one of the fruits we pick every year and we end up freezing a ton.  We have blueberry muffins, … [Read more...]