Our little grill is just fine


I hope all my northern hemisphere readers are having a great spring! Summer is trying its best to get here, and that makes us think about grilling. So I have to tell you about our grill: Here she is on the inside: You can see how big she is in relation to the little propane […]

Cherry Chocolate Creamsicles


I noticed this morning that Zulily has Tovolo popsicle molds on sale (plus a bunch of other Tovolo kitchen stuff, but the popsicle molds are the only things I personally use).  I’m a big fan of those popsicle molds.  I have three sets and they’re pretty much always all in use.  At any given time, […]

Garden + Dry Beans + Solar Oven = Bliss


Our garden is producing all sorts of lovely stuff right now.  Like carrots.  We have a lot of carrots.  Yesterday I made a big batch of hummus using chick peas that I cooked in our solar oven.  I paired them with carrots from our garden, and it was a wonderful, simple lunch. I did cut […]

Garden Update


One of my Facebook friends asked recently if I’d do a garden update post soon, and it was a good reminder (thanks Megen!). I went out and took some pictures this morning, but I was strategic in what I photographed. That means you’re going to see only the good parts of the garden. Not the […]

DIY In The Kitchen – Homemade Made Easy


If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know what a fan I am of making things from scratch.  “Homemade” could be my middle name.  Every week I make things like crackers, kale chips and almond milk.  I’ve found that it’s pretty simple to make things like cornbread and pancakes from scratch, and […]

Freezer-To-Crockpot e-Cookbook – aka Kitchen Magic!

Remember a few months ago when I wrote about the brilliant idea of freezer-to-crockpot cooking that I discovered thanks to Stephanie at Mama And Baby Love?  It’s become a mainstay in my kitchen, and I can’t imagine not having bags of crockpot-ready food in the freezer.  Every few weeks I prep several bags of our […]

Progress On Our Grocery Spending

I’ve been focusing more on our grocery bill this year than I usually do.  It’s the only area where we’re not particularly frugal.  And for the most part, I’m fine with that.  Food is one of the reasons we’re frugal in so many other areas.  By shopping at Goodwill for most of what we buy, […]

$10 For You To Spend At My New Favorite Online Grocery Store

I have no idea how I’m just now discovering Vitacost, but I’m pretty darn excited about it.  Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about it – including how you can get $10 to spend there on your own groceries!  I’ve been focusing on our grocery bill this year, working to reduce the amount we […]

A New Look And Some Great Links

My little blog got a facelift today, thanks to my awesome husband.  It was time for a change, and I love the clean new look.  Both the boys are in bed and my husband is down in his basement office working late tonight, so I’ve had some time to just browse around online.  Well, and […]

An Amazing Sale On Kelp Noodles And All Sorts Of Other Great Food

Last year, we switched from regular whole-grain pasta to kelp noodles, and we love the change.  Kelp noodles have almost no calories (I think 6 per serving, or something ridiculous like that), and they absorb the flavor of whatever sauce you put on them (no fishy taste at all).  We like an Asian style sauce […]

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