June 5, 2014

Share Your Recipe Comment & $50 is Donated: Blog For a Cause

Dec27
Johnsonville Kitchens

A few months ago, I had the privilege of going to my hometown of Milwaukee, WI to be part of Johnsonville Kitchen’s Blog for a Cause event (more about how your comment will equal $50 at the end.) As one […]

The Perfect Gift: Your Family’s Treasured Recipes

Dec21
Family Recipe Album

The Perfect Gift: Your Family’s Treasured Recipes As Christmas approaches, kitchens far and near bustle with the sights, smells and tastes that tantalize our senses. Even now, I can close my eyes and smell Grandma’s pumpkin bars. She’s been gone […]

Festive Christmas Food Ideas

Dec20
Christmas Tree Cheese Platter @beautyandbedlam.com

Can you believe that Christmas is just days away? With that comes all the last minute baking and preparation for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Meal. Our Christmas Eve food takes a turn from the traditional meal, since I […]

Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods

Dec13
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Sometime life gets in the way of our best laid plans, like momma being quite sick right smack dab in the middle of the Christmas season. So then I pause, and give thanks for the myriad of days when I […]

The Scrooge of Baking Christmas Cookies

Dec6
Saltines with Chocolate and Heath bars

Chocolate Toffee Bars using Saltines or Ritz Crackers I’m confessing right here with you all, my nearest and dearest friend. I feel like the Scrooge of Baking Christmas Cookies. I’ve been invited to a Christmas Cookie exchange tomorrow evening, and […]

Tasty Tuesday: Let it Work for You

Nov29
tasty-tuesday

Last week, the new Kitchen Cookoff site rolled out the red carpet and welcomed its first visitors. Since I will be partnering with them over the next 10 months — by encouraging family meal time and sharing recipe traditions, quick […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Ideas

Nov15
freezer mashed potatoes2_opt

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and quite possibly your Thanksgiving Dinner menu plan is scribbled on the back of a coupon stuffed in the side pocket of your purse. It’s not? Well, you are a much better woman than I am. […]

Simple Holiday Recipes: Have Yours Featured Here

Nov8
simple-holiday-recipes

Last week, I encouraged everyone who linked up for Tasty Tuesday to show some love and community through this blog carnival. Thank you SO much for doing that. I received many emails that people received comments for the first time […]

Request of All Linkers: Tasty Tuesday Community

Nov1
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Source: Uploaded by user via Shirley on Pinterest If you are linking up today, please read my request for the day. Sorry for the delay this morning. Life got in the way. For over two years now, I have had […]

Fail to Plan = $$: My Menu Plan Fail

Oct25
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I’ve been focusing on grocery budgets all month long. From an honest discussion talking about Monthly Food Costs, to admitting, at least a little, that we need to track our food expenses (with a free printable monthly food tracker). I […]

Grocery Comparison Printable List

Oct18
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(Click above for free printable comparison list) Every Tuesday, all month long, I have been talking grocery budgets.  We started with an honest discussion talking about our Monthly Food Costs. Then I shared my free printable monthly food tracker, while […]

My #1 Piece of Advice for Newbies – Share Yours: Tasty Tuesday

Oct10
31days-beauty-budget

This month we’ve been dissecting all areas of savings and our budget, but for Tasty Tuesday’s, we’ve specifically been looking at our food budgets. We started with an honest discussion talking about our Monthly Food Costs. Last week, I shared […]

Budgeting for Food: How Do You Handle It? (Free Printable)

Oct4
thumbnail for food tracker

Last week’s frank and honest discussion answering, “What are Your Monthly Food Costs?” was quite eye opening.  I so appreciate everyone sharing, and yet am nearly at a stale mate with how to begin addressing the varying ranges. Reading the […]

What Are Your Monthly Food Costs? Chime in.

Sep26
Stuffed Shells

(The comments give fascinating insight into how people budget for food. Note date and food inflation when reading comments.)’ Last year, during the month of October, I committed to write every day for 31 days. I tackled 31 Days to […]

The Next Food Network Star (& what to serve your family)

Sep20
the next food network star orchid

Last week, some of the (in)courage bloggers sat around chatting in real life last while our caterer walked through the door, ready to set up her delicious fare for our upcoming supper. Chit chat continued with out one person noticing […]