Continuing our theme of weeknight meals that are budget and time friendly for the crazy holiday season, I’d like to share this versatile and delicious pasta dish. The ingredients are a combination of common dollar store grocery finds and the kind of leftovers you’d find in our fridge at any given time. That’s the “surprise”:… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinners: Spaghetti Surprise with Creamy Tomato Sauce
The holiday season can be a real time-suck AND budget wrecker… a fact that becomes especially apparent when planning daily meals and grocery shopping lists for a hungry family. That being said, I’m going to be sharing a few of our favorite EASY weeknight meals, the majority of ingredients for which can be purchased at… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinner: Pizza Bread!
Thanks to the blessing and curse that is Pinterest, I recently stumbled across Cupcakes and Kale Chip‘s recipe for Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. It sounded incredibly delicious… and incredibly convenient since I had chicken breast and a pack of burger buns in the freezer. What really sealed the deal was the 10-pack of… Continue reading Slow Cooker Indigeny Hard Cider Pulled Chicken
We’re in the midst of pumpkin season and as much as I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte, it doesn’t take the place of real honest-to-goodness pumpkin spice baked goods. I originally posted the following article back in 2012 but these are still my favorite pumpkin recipes and definitely worth sharing again (even if just… Continue reading Pumpkins, Pumpkins, PUMPKINS!
We finally got the first rain of the season this week. It was a nice change from California’s sweltering temperatures lately. Plus, everyone knows that rain is officially soup weather! So I’m going to roll with it and completely ignore the weatherman’s claims that it’ll be 98 degrees again on Monday.
Yes, I am aware that it’s September and I’m supposed to be posting recipes that start with “Pumpkin Spice” and “Butternut” but I’m going to level with you here: I’m in California and it’s 96 degrees outside right now. Plus I just reviewed some AMAZING silicone popsicle molds that I’m dying to write about. So yeah, prepare… Continue reading Fruit Smoothie “Not-Otter” Pops
This meal is an easy and cheap fun change of pace. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it “Mexican Food” but it is definitely “Mexican inspired”. And anyone who has ever gotten food from the food bank or other charities usually gets loads of canned corn and plain refried beans… which get boring… Continue reading Layered Burrito Bake