Recipes

Colorful Winter Tossed Salad (with Fruit!)

Try this easy, family-friendly recipe for colorful winter tossed salad made with Italian blend lettuce, oranges, apples, craisins, almonds and shredded cheese! We often make New Year’s resolutions, and for a lot of people (including myself) one of those is getting healthy. One of the concepts of healthy eating, to me, means including as many […] Read more…

Pumpkin spice oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with Flax

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flax

Originally published 10/08/2012 Make these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flax if you’re wanting something sweet but also healthy. These are excellent for breakfast cookies and freeze well. Is that a long enough name for you? :) I’ve had this recipe in my recipe folder for a long time! It caught my eye […] Read more…

Kid Friendly Foods – Fruit Octopus Snack

While craftiness is not my strong point, I enjoy trying fun kid snacks that I find on Pinterest, the internet or in magazines. In a recent issue of Family Fun magazine, I saw an octopus made out of fruit! It’s a snack that’s healthy with a little bit of sweetness–my favorite ;) I actually thought […] Read more…

Quick, Easy and Delicious Strawberry Short Cake!

Today, I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from my friend Ashley at This Southern Girl’s Heart. Hello from the South! Its summer, and I’m always looking for wonderfully delicious summer recipes that are easy! My husband and girls love strawberries, so when I thought about what I was going to guest post about- […] Read more…

Make this easy homemade granola recipe for breakfast--kids can help too!

Easy Homemade Granola

Who doesn’t like granola? {If you don’t, you probably aren’t reading this post :) } Chewy or crunchy, it’s perfect on yogurt, applesauce, as cereal or just by the handful.    Easy Homemade Granola 3 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp […] Read more…

Easy Rhubarb Pie with an Oatmeal Crumble Crust

Try this Rhubarb Crumble Pie in the spring or summer! The crust is made with oatmeal and you can make it gluten-free by substituting regular flour with gluten-free oat flour! Enjoy! Do you like rhubarb? Well, today’s your lucky day! :) Our rhubarb patch will soon be ready to pick and so I used up […] Read more…

Frozen Fruit Smoothie with Flax

We’ve been eating a lot of smoothies around our house lately! Whether it’s due to a weird craving or the fact that I bought several 32 oz containers of plain yogurt on clearance, I don’t know.  Either way, a smoothie can be a very healthy snack or lunch. We found a fun recipe at Food […] Read more…

Potato Pizza Supreme

Wondering what’s for dinner tonight? Here’s a frugal and filling meal that our family enjoys, served with a simple salad made with dark greens.  The picture doesn’t do justice to the taste…it’s delicious! Potato Pizza Supreme 1 lb ground beef 1/2 c. onion, chopped 1/2 tsp. oregano1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. sugar green peppers and […] Read more…

(Healthier) Mac and Cheese Soup

This mac and cheese soup is an ultimate comfort food and a healthy twist on the typical boxed dinner. It’s an easy-peasy meal perfect for a cold winter’s night. Mac and Cheese Soup (serves 6) Ingredients: 32 oz chicken broth  6 oz small pasta shells (whole wheat if possible) 1 bag (16 oz) California blend […] Read more…

Artisan French Bread with Flax

Recently my friend Stacey gave me a recipe for french bread made with flax. We love using flax around here so I knew I wanted to try it. But I’d never shaped french bread before, I’ve just made regular bread in my bread machine.       I found a great tutorial on how to […] Read more…

easy taco soup in crock pot

Quick and Easy Crock-Pot Taco Soup – A Frugal Recipe

Wondering how to make taco soup in a crock pot? It’s really easy and makes for a great hands-off meal for busy days! Crock-Pot Taco Soup is one of our very favorite recipes and it’s so simple, even my three-year-old daughter can assemble it in the crock-pot. ;) It’s quick and easy and even my […] Read more…

Homemade pumpkin pie spice - an easy recipe that takes only a minute and is a frugal alternative to store-bought mix

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

I found a little jar of pumpkin pie spice in Target the other day. It was pretty tiny and expensive and I figured, “Hey, I can probably make this myself with stuff I already have in my cupboard!” And so I did. And so can you! :) DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/4 cup ground cinnamon […] Read more…

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