5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Food

5 Simple Ways to Save on Food - Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can

Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can’t control prices, but how you shop and feed your family can save you money. Once upon a time, 1994 to be exact, I spent more to feed me and my husband than I did to feed four kids ten years later. […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Personal Cherry Crumbles - Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen

Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen - assignment for the month: get the kitchen in shape

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we face off in the kitchen. 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 helps support […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars - easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more.

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites - easy and delicious, these no-bake treats are naturally sweetened.

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #38

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #38 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals to warm you up? We’ve gotcha covered with chicken and wild rice bake, slow cooker chili, vegetable beef soup, bacon and broccoli egg bake, and lawnmower taco. I’m not sure what the weather holds for most of the country. Out here in the west, I’m praying for rain. Drought and […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

salad bar creation

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make vegetables and fruits a little easier to swallow. 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 helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #37

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #37 | Life as MOM - Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with brats, beef sandwiches, tostadas, broccoli & cheddar soup, and pancakes. So, my poor Chargers will not be playing next weekend. Sigh. Next year perhaps. If you hadn’t guessed, this week’s meal plan is designed to be game-day friendly in addition […]