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 […]

Snack Ideas on a Budget

snack ideas on a budget

If you are trying to eat healthy, plan your meals, and live on a budget you will probably need to find some snacks that are cheap but aren’t junk. Kids always seem like they are starving after school. With busy schedules and crazy days, it’s good to have a plan so you aren’t spending your money […]

Churro Bites

Churro Bites...taste just as good as the ones at Disneyland or Costco, but bite sized!

Once you pop one in your mouth, you won’t be able to stop eating these addictive, little Churro Bites! It’s been two years since I’ve had a churro.  That’s three trips to Disneyland and probably 24 trips to Costco smelling those amazing sticks of cinnamon goodness.  Plus it’s just pure evil to have to watch […]

4 Spooky Halloween Popsicles

4 Spooky Halloween Popsicles

I love celebrating Halloween with my kids. It’s always a great time of year for dressing up, cute and spooky food ideas, and eerie decorating. Scare up some fun with these 4 spooky Halloween popsicles! They are deliciously chilling and refreshing- the perfect Halloween treat. I used my Zoku quick pop maker and then embellished each one. When […]

Groceries on a Budget

Groceries on a budget

Food is typically the third biggest chunk of a household’s budget, after housing and transportation. Keep your grocery dollars in check and you may find it doesn’t “eat up” as much of your monthly budget. These tips will help you keep your dollars where you want them. Setting Your Budget Even saving a little per […]

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

How to make Sugar Skulls for a Day of the Dead Party

Sugar skulls are a traditional food served at Day of the Dead parties, so when I joined forces with some of my favorite bloggers for a Day of the Dead party I knew I had to make some. We had so much fun planning and preparing for our party.  In addition to the sugar skulls, […]

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe & Tips

My easy royal icing recipe is perfect for cookies, treats, and more!  The best part is that it’s egg-free and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. When my daughter had her first birthday, I was kind of sad that I didn’t know how to make a beautiful cake for her like my mom […]

Day of the Dead Cupcakes

Day of the Dead Party for Kids

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated on Nov 1 and is typically a day for family and friends to get together to pray for loved ones who have died.  There are so many beautiful colors and fun things to do for a party.  My Day of the Dead cupcakes are […]

3 Ingredient Creamy Taco Bean Dip {Gluten Free}

Creamy Taco Bean Dip {3 Ingredients & Gluten Free}

I’m so excited to share my recipes today for a gluten free party menu featuring fall comfort foods and McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes. I’m so excited to see the new line of gluten free recipe mixes and they taste great too! We had some family over recently so I created this fall comfort food menu […]

Brown Sugar Scones

Brown Sugar Scones | Gluten & Dairy Free

Light and perfectly sweet, these Brown Sugar Scones are the perfect breakfast with a great cup of coffee.  These scones are also gluten and dairy free, but I promise that no one will notice. I love making scones for breakfast.  They are so simple and fast to make that there really is no good excuse […]

Military Living on a Budget

Military Living on a Budget

Military families have unique financial situations like juggling deployments and frequent moves that can make budgeting and saving more challenging than it is for civilian families. Many active duty military families live paycheck to paycheck. I am not a financial expert, but I do know about families and saving. I have compiled tips to avoid taking on […]

Spider Web Halloween Cookies

Spider Web Halloween Cookies

These Spider Web Halloween Cookies are easy and festive.  Perfect for kids to create, a Halloween party, or for school treats.  Now that it’s officially fall, I am fully in the Halloween spirit! I hope y’all love all the spooky treats I’m cooking up this year. These spider web Halloween cookies are so hauntingly delicious […]

6 Tips to Help Your Whole Family Adjust to a Gluten Free Lifestyle

6 Tips to Help Your Whole Family Adjust to a Gluten Free Lifestyle

Switching to a gluten free lifestyle isn’t as easy as you’d think if you have other family members in your household. Whether you {or another family member} are gluten free due to celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or because you just feel better when don’t eat gluten, there are some challenges when you have other […]

Cooking Healthy on a Budget

cooking healthy on a budget

I hope y’all are enjoying our budget series so far. Today I’ll be giving you some of my tips on cooking healthy on a budget. It may seem daunting when you are pinching your pennies, but with some planning and smart shopping it’s easier than you’d think. Educating yourself is a big part of the equation. […]

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Nothing is better on a cold morning than a big bowl of steel cut oatmeal....well, except a big bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal.

Nothing is better on a cold morning than a big bowl of steel cut oatmeal….well, except a big bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal. I’m so excited to be working with Udi’s again this month to share this amazing recipe I created using ancient grains.  Ancient grains are kind of a hot topic these days and […]

Menu Planning on a Budget

Menu planning on a budget

Picture this if you will: you go to the grocery store and stock your fridge full of yummy food. You splurge on a few things that look really tasty. You plan for a homemade dinner complete with all the fixings. Then your child’s practice runs late, everyone is starving, and you are left staring blankly […]

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