Home Ec 101: Soup from Leftovers

Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. And it can successfully be made from leftovers. What a great way to exercise the “waste-not-want-not” mentality that will keep us all in the black these days. Now, don’t go thinking you’re gonna throw everything in a pot, Pippi Longstocking-style. There’s a method […]

Dinner Kit Hacks – They Work For Me!

A while ago, I stocked up on Macaroni Grill dinner kits. They’re kind of an upscale Hamburger Helper, definitely NOT what I would normally throw in my cart. Remember, I’m a food snob. But, you know how it is. I had all these great coupons. And Albertsons had a really good sale. They were $.40/box, […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week / This Month

It worked really well last month to plan an entire month’s worth of meals. Not all of them got selected, but it made my weekend planning so much easier. Basically, I brainstormed all the meals I could make with what I already had in the freezer or cupboard or that I could easily find cheap […]

Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

I’m not sure where or when I started making this yummy breakfast. But, it is one of our favorites. We usually wrap up the week by having waffles on Friday mornings. My favorite way to serve it is with whipped cream and berries. It’s probably more worthy of a weekend morning, but works for me […]

Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Desserts

Dessert is the crowing touch to the Thanksgiving Meal. And everyone has a favorite. For FishPapa it is a toss-up between Pretzel Berry Dessert and Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie. For the man who doesn’t love sweets, he says he could eat the whole thing. Of either one! In my discussions with my mom and sisters […]

Home Ec 101: Planning a Big Dinner

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolute skills, no matter […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Thanksgiving is such a fun day of eating and snacking. And I love the leftovers. This year my brothers are hosting the Big Day, though FishPapa and I will each be cooking a turkey to contribute — one in the oven and one in his […]

Grocery Geek Presents: 8 Great Ways with a Party Tray

This week I took a mental break from wheeling and dealing. For the most part, I stayed out of the stores. I didn’t even go buy a Sunday paper. I printed online coupons when I saw them, but no clipping for me. Last week I felt I was getting a little too obsessed, so it […]