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Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

If you happened to read my post last week on how we were "instapotting" before it was cool, then you know I promised many more simple meals that we use our electric pressure cooker for around here. :D Today is one of those days. My kids love this meal for lunch, and I love that [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:23-05:00January 10th, 2017|Cook, Dinner, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

Love on a Plate–Monster Cinnamon Rolls

I am sure you know this, but we love food. We do. And I love to cook and bake almost as much as I love food, because I love the calm, sweet process that goes into the whole project...that is, unless my kids are doing it with me. Then I turn into some crazed micro-manager [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:27-05:00September 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Cook, Fast and Easy|Comments Off on Love on a Plate–Monster Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Honey Nut Granola–A Tasty Tuesday recipe

I cant talk enough about how important it is to learn simple skills, you all. With grocery prices rising, and things looking a little bleak, I wanted to share a simple recipe with you that is an absolute favorite around here---and easy to adapt as you add the things YOU love, instead of what we [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:29-05:00January 19th, 2016|Breakfast, Cook, Fast and Easy|3 Comments

Back to the Basics—From Scratch Cooking Can Actually Be a Time Saver!

Good morning, everyone! I am excited about the series that we are starting. Really excited. Why? Because I love to teach people how to save money on their groceries. Actually, I love to teach people how to save money on just about everything, which is why I am constantly posting things I have found or [...]

Blueberry Vanilla Jam–When Life is Sweet, Make Jam, Day 3

Good morning to you all! I don't know about you, but boy is this week just cruising on by! Lovely summer days here in Minnesota are all gone far too quickly! But with a wonderful jar of jam to open throughout the year and use, summer is only one twist of a lid away no [...]

Welcoming Wednesday #12–It’s a Linky Party!

Good morning! Its that wonderful time of the week that so many of you look forward to-- I really hope you share with your friends, and get them over here, because everyone that wins "featured Blogger of the Week" will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Amazon that [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:21-05:00April 24th, 2013|Cook, Dinner, Fast and Easy, Guest Bloggers, Lunch|Comments Off on Welcoming Wednesday #12–It’s a Linky Party!

Learning to Preserve the Basics—The Beauty of Dried Beans….

Welcome back to Day two of our newest series: If you missed the first day, just click here to catch up. Today is another easy tutorial on a staple food that many cultures and climates use to supplement their diets in place of meats, or to ease the strain of the cost of meat on [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:40-05:00February 1st, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, Lunch, Pressure Canning|6 Comments

Learning to Preserve the Basics—Canning and using potatoes

Good morning to you!  Although it is a Thursday, we are kicking off a new series that is designed to teach you how to preserve the basics in your home and learn how to use them in meals. There will be plenty of recipes throughout the next ten days, and while I can not cover [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:40-05:00January 31st, 2013|Cook, Dinner, Lunch, Pressure Canning|11 Comments

Make It Yourself Monday—Crockpot Yogurt Made Easy! (plus two other recipes using it!)

Happy Make-It-Yourself-Monday to you! You know, this day of the week is quickly becoming a favorite as it gives me a chance to share with you some of the simple and fun things we do around here to make every dollar stretch in our budget! I get emails and comments often, mostly by my readers [...]

Double Batch Cooking with Enchilada Filling…

Good morning! I decided to break with my traditional writing of my Thoughtful Thursday, and instead give you a little glimpse today into some of the things I do regularly to keep my family fed, my time streamlined and not overwhelmed, and my freezer filled with meals that I can use at any time.   [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:29:43-05:00January 24th, 2013|Cook, Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Meal Plans, Pressure Canning|1 Comment

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