Cranberry Mandarin Spinach Salad

Cranberry Mandarin Spinach Salad

Cranberry Mandarin Spinach Salad I think I am lying again. I said I wouldn’t post another cranberry recipe back when I posted the Crock-pot Cranberry Spiced Cider during Christmastime. I said I’d wait until the next holiday season. Like a year later. But then I came into a few packages of organic cranberries from a friend back…

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4 Week No Spending Challenge Results #2

4 Week No Spending Challenge Results #2

4 Week No Spending Challenge Results #2 THRIFTY THINKING The time of year you take on a no spending challenge completely affects the results. That’s something I didn’t even think about prior to starting my second 4 Week No Spending Challenge. As I mentioned in my first results, we took the challenge during our tightest money month…

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Crock-pot Enchilada Chili

Crock-pot Enchilada Chili with a Stove Top Option

Crock-pot Enchilada Chili with a Stove Top Option Slow Cooker Days We LOVE chilis and soups around these parts, and this crock-pot Enchilada Chili rivals one of my favorite chilies, the Crock-pot Turkey Quinoa Chili. Why have I never thought of this before this year? It’s combining two of our favorite foods, enchiladas and chili, coming…

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Easy DIY Rag Strip Quilt

Easy DIY Rag Strip Quilt

DIY Rag Strip Quilt I am so excited to shared this easy peasy DIY Rag Strip Quilt tutorial. If you can sew a mostly straight line, you can sew this quilt together. Rag quilts are very forgiving and easy to put together. Did I say easy? My 7 year old assisted me in making one…

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Real Numbers Weekly Grocery Spending Snapshot

Real Numbers: Weekly Grocery Spending Snapshot

Real Numbers: Weekly Grocery Spending Snapshot How much does this family of five spend every week? Do you realistically know what you are spending on groceries these days? Well if you don’t, it’s high time to find out! You’ll probably be really surprised one way or another. The great thing about knowing what you pay…

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Double Chocolate Banana Breakfast Muffins Recipe Above

Double Chocolate Banana Breakfast Muffins, DF

Double Chocolate Banana Breakfast Muffins, Dairy-free If I am going to have the word breakfast in the name of a recipe, it’s my way of telling you that I’ve made it healthier in some way. That there is some kind of redeeming quality to the recipe. It means I feel better about serving these to the kiddos…

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Sensible Nutrition and the Hassle of Clean Eating

Sensible Nutrition and the Hassle of Clean Eating

I believe the most healthy diet would be completely organic (so, non-GMO) and would include only free-range, grass-fed, antibiotic-free meats and eggs. And I’d drink only pure water. And it’d only rain at night.

I don’t eat like that. And I’m not planning on it anytime soon.

CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIE GRANOLA BARS

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars are a great, healthy, portable, no-guilt snack that the whole family is sure to love. And as a mom, I love that they contain no refined sugars and are sweetened purely by liquid gold, or should I say honey.

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