Snickerdoodle Chex

Snickerdoodle Chex Mix

The white chocolate and cinnamon flavor of this Snickerdoodle Chex is scrumptious! I bet you can’t eat just one handful! I didn’t set out to create the most sinfully delicious snack, but it happened anyway.  I wan’t planning on Snickerdoodle Chex, but it just sort of happened!  I don’t know how it happened, but you […]

Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

My Southern heart skipped a beat when I ate my first slice of my Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. I make several pecan pies every year for the holidays, I’ve even made chocolate pecan pie in the past.  It’s honestly the only pie I eat. About a month ago, I woke up from a dream […]

Disney on a Budget

Disney on a Budget

Our family loves Disney! (Who doesn’t, right?) Something I don’t love, though is worrying about money on a family trip or vacation. The best way to enjoy Disney with your family is when you have worked out the nitty gritty ahead of time and can just let go and have fun. It may seem like a trip to […]

Christmas Snack Mix

Christmas Snack Mix Recipe

This festive Christmas snack mix is sure to be a crowd favorite at your next holiday party! My friends and I had a fun little party a couple weeks ago to celebrate the holidays and just hang out a little bit.  The kids enjoyed all the food, activities, and started to really excited for Christmas. […]

30+ Mickey Inspired Treats

Mickey Inspired Treats

  We love Disney, especially anything related to Mickey Mouse. I wanted to share some Mickey inspired treats that you could make for a party or any other fun Mickey themed day. Sometimes it’s fun to make a cute treat and watch a Mickey cartoon or movie with the kids. My new favorite is the […]

Party Favors on a Budget

Party Favors on a budget

I know I’m not the only parent who cringes when he or she overhears the delighted responses to commercials featuring arcades masquerading as pizza restaurants. “I want to go there for my birthday!!” Birthday parties can easily reach astronomical prices and can become a problem when you are watching your budget. Be wise when planning […]

Herbed Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe

Herbed Sweet Potato Biscuits {gluten free}

Turn leftover baked sweet potatoes into this delicious Herbed Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe for a delicious side dish. I love these biscuits!  The mild sweet potato flavor pairs so nicely with the fresh rosemary and thyme.  They were such an amazing addition to my holiday table and the color of the biscuits is just beautiful! […]

Creating a Gluten Free Safe Kitchen

6 Tips to Creating a Gluten Free Safe Kitchen

Two years ago I was diagnosed with wheat and egg allergies along with a life threatening dairy allergy. It was life changing in more ways than one! I’ve learned a lot over the years from research, talking to friends, and lots of trial and error. If you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle check out my 6 tips […]

Family Vacations on a Budget

Family Vacations on a Budget

  It may seem a little unorthodox, but you can start planning family vacations on a budget if you keep a few things in mind. You might have to compromise a little with limited options, but you can still have fun without spending a ton of money. If you are in the beginning stages of budgeting […]

Easy Container Gardening

Easy Container Gardening: herbs, tomatoes, and peppers growing in an earthbox

Earlier this year, I was at a party at Hubbyman’s aunt and uncle’s home where they were showing off their beautiful garden containers. I knew I had to have my own set, so I found them online and I was lucky enough to have them send me some to try out. Easy Container Gardening with Earthboxes […]

Recipes on a Budget

Recipes on a Budget

One of the biggest challenges when trying to cook at home is coming up with recipes on a budget that your family will love. You won’t break the bank for these meals: all 25+ are recipes that you can whip up for $10 or less to feed a family of 4. Some are even under […]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Pumpkin Pie Waffles {only 3 ingredients} gluten free and traditional versions

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Waffles only have 3 ingredients and whip up super fast.  I make mine gluten free, but it’s an easy swap to make them the traditional way! Seriously y’all…these waffles are totally amazing!  I’ve made them about 10 times since the beginning of pumpkin season this year and we just can’t seem get […]

Roasted Garlic, Sun Dried Tomato, & Prosciutto Pasta

Roasted Garlic, Sun Dried Tomato, & Prosciutto Pasta

Stop! Put down that jar of tomato sauce! Put away the shredded cheese! Fill your bowl with this healthy and flavorful pasta with roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto and spinach. This is not your typical pasta dish…it’s light, but totally screams comfort food! Seriously,  I could eat the entire recipe of this pasta. {Okay, […]

Feeding a Family on a Budget

Seasonal Produce Chart {Free Printable}

When many families first look at budgeting their money, they are pretty shocked to discover how much is going towards food. To find more money within the budget, the food category is a good place to start switching things up. A big part of that is cooking at home. It’s not very realistic to eat out while you’re on […]

Creepy Cookie Eyes

creepy eyeball cookies

How cool are these creepy cookie eyes? They are super easy to make because you just start off with vanilla wafers and white chocolate. A little icing and decoration and they are ready for your little trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Halloween is such a fun holiday and I just can’t get enough of these cookies. Just […]

Restaurant Style: Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Just like your favorite steak house! Restuarant Style Sweet Baked Potatoes

Love getting a hot warm sweet potato at your favorite steakhouse? My Restaurant Style: Baked Sweet Potato Recipe with cinnamon brown sugar butter will totally satisfy that craving. I promise! There really isn’t too much to baking a sweet potato, but there are a few tips to creating the perfect baked sweet potato.  I love […]

Simple Christmas Tablescape

simple christmas tablescape

A beautiful Christmas table doesn’t have to cost a lot.  My Simple Christmas Tablescape is budget friendly and easy to put together. I was recently given the opportunity to go on a mini shopping spree in my local CorningWare/Corelle store to find the perfect items to create a beautiful holiday tablescape as part of the […]

Having Fun on a Budget

Having Fun on a Budget

You may think “fun” and “budget” are opposing concepts, but I want to show you that having fun on a budget is doable! Sticking to your budget can be a little overwhelming, and it’s important to give yourself a well-deserved break now and then. You are more likely to commit to something if you are able […]

Marshmallow Ghosts

Super fun and spooky Halloween treat that the kids can help make. These Marshmallow Ghosts are frighteningly simple to make.

Super fun and spooky Halloween treat that the kids can help make.  These Marshmallow Ghosts are frighteningly simple to make. Just a couple simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and you can make these super fun Marshmallow Ghosts for Halloween this year.  They will make spooky treats for school, add ghoulish fun […]

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

Easy Fall Inspired Centerpiece Idea....great for Halloween too!

I was recently contacted by Halloween Costumes to take a look at their new section of table decor.  I’m not a big decorator for different holidays…I’m lazy and hate changing things out every month, but I do love to change things up for the seasons a little bit. I knew I wanted something simple this […]

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus....perfect for a Fall appetizer

This may be the most perfect Halloween Appetizer ever! I love hummus, I love pumpkin things…so why not combine them into a delicious Pumpkin Hummus? I’ve got pumpkin on my brain and I’m planning for company, so I had to combine a few of my favorite things together to create this amazing dip.  My kids […]

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