Tips to Reduce Plastic Use

Plastic is found in just about everything today. It’s in our furniture, our cars and our computers. It’s used to package our food, medicine and personal care products. It’s everywhere we look.Yes, you can recycle most plastics – sort of. Plastic is really downcycled rather than recycled. What that means is that if you recycle […]

Cooking Healthy Meals at Home

Did you ever find yourself in a rut when you’re cooking healthy meals at home? It seems like I make the same meals over and over again. Sometimes I’d like to do something a little bit different especially when it’s just Marty and I enjoying the occasional night alone. This post has been sponsored and […]

Saving Money and Eating Healthy

One of the biggest complaints I hear is that saving money and eating healthy just aren’t possible to do at the same time. I have to disagree.  With a little bit of time and a few tricks, you can certainly eat healthy on a budget. Our food budget is fairly strict. We’re feeding my husband, […]

Saving Money on Fresh Produce

In the middle of the winter, saving money on fresh produce is definitely something I’m focused on. In the summer, we have a small garden and frequent farmer’s markets in our area. In the winter, those options just aren’t available to us. I still want to be able to incorporate fresh produce into our meals […]

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties

Tis the season for holiday parties and holiday parties mean holiday eating. No matter how healthy I try to be, I find myself tempted by the snacks and hors d’oeuvres that seem to call my name at every party I attend. Staying on track with healthy eating during the holidays can be a challenge even […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Normally, we go to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner.  I bring a dish or two but the overall preparation of Thanksgiving dinner has always been hers. A month ago, my mom hurt her back and is having problems standing for longer periods of time and lifting things.  Obviously, preparation of Thanksgiving dinner and all […]

Make Your Own Coffee Drinks With Milk

I’m sharing this post on how to make your own coffee drinks with milk as part of a sponsored opportunity with The Motherhood and Gevalia Coffee from Kraft Foods. You know I’m completely addicted to coffee and would share this information with you anyway. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I’m not one of […]

Semi Homemade Meals Can Save You Time and Money

This post brought to you by Michelina’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Semi homemade meals can be a huge time saver on days when I am feeling frazzled. As much as I love to cook from scratch, there are still times when I am short on time. I struggle with finding something healthy and quick […]

Making Iced Coffee and Tea at Home

This post on making iced coffee and tea at home has been inspired by product provided for review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Making iced coffee and tea at home is one of the ways we keep our expenses under control.   I found myself running out to […]

Grilled Cilantro Vegetables in Foil

This Grilled Cilantro Vegetables in Foil recipe has been sponsored by Litehouse Foods. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Summer is here and it is time to break out the grill.  One of my favorite parts of hot summer weather is barbecues.  There is just something about thick, juicy steaks sizzling on the grill that […]