Healthy Meal Plans for the Week

One of the most challenging times of the day in my house is dinner time. I’m trying to finish up work for the day. My husband wants my attention. The kids are coming home from work and school. Everyone seems to be in the kitchen wondering what’s for dinner. Sometimes I have no idea. Healthy […]

What to Do With Fresh Basil During the Summer Time

I love fresh herbs from my garden but by the end of the summer, my herb garden has started to go crazy.  I’m seriously wondering what to do with fresh basil right now. I know you can add it to spaghetti sauce but really, there are only so many days a week that I want […]

Sour Cream Cooking Tips & Contest

This post has been sponsored. There are a few things that I always have on hand in the refrigerator. They’re the staples of my menu plan and things that I use regularly to create fast, healthy meals that everyone loves. Fresh herbs, ground beef, rice and sour cream are just a few of my must-have […]

Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

I love my herb garden. It’s one of my favorite gardens. Not only are herbs attractive but there is nothing more rewarding than walking out to the garden and snipping a few fresh herbs to use when cooking dinner. I love using fresh herbs as long as possible but as the weather turns colder, I […]

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 […]