The Weekly Ramble

swimming pool

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It’s been a beautiful week here on the homestead. We sold the blue house, enjoyed the pool — all to ourselves — and ate down the freezer so we could unplug and defrost. I’m feeling a sense of accomplishment. I’m riding the heatwave and making the […]

The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble - The weekly ramble: where I blog like it

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. About a year ago we splurged on a DSLR camera. Up until that point I’d been using a Canon Elph point and shoot. I’ve worked pretty hard to get decent food photos going, but now I want to 1. take more pics of my kids than […]

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?! We

We’re gonna play a little game. I really hope you’ll join in! Also, before I forget, thank you for your purchase of Good Cheap Eats!¬†Your support helps keep this show on the road. Did you get your copy of Good Cheap Eats? I hope it arrived safe and sound, or that it’s on your wish […]

The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. As I type, I am dealing with the worst stomach/GI upset I’ve had since Easter. Remember how I spent Easter Day in bed in pain. Yep, a possible flare of IBS is back. And I am not a happy camper. I was awake all night in […]

Reviews & Giveaways of the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook

What Folks Are Saying About the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook - Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways.

Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

Getting the Whole Grain Back to School

Poppy Seed Cakes

As the school year gets under way, I find my days much fuller than they were a month ago. Since I teach our six kids at home, I really have to hit the ground running. My days are full with lessons, chores, and writing projects. It can be extremely tempting to shrug off good nutrition […]

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Get the Book - You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats.

You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats. Today’s the day! My third cookbook is officially published. If you preordered Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less, THANK YOU! I hope you’ve already got it in your hot little hands. I […]

The Weekly Ramble

sharons collage

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. photo credit: Sharon Leppellere I don’t post too many pictures of myself, but this week I had the chance for a professional photo shoot, so why not? The afternoon was probably the highlight of my week. My friend Sharon is lots of fun, so I’m always […]