How to Refill the Pantry after a Pantry Challenge

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Doing a Pantry Challenge is a great way to save money and prevent food waste. But, if you’re left with an empty cupboard at the end of the month? How do you refill the pantry without going over budget next month? When you do a Pantry Challenge, you’re focusing on eating down the pantry. Perhaps […]

URS: New Year’s Meals and Munchies

It wouldn’t be a celebration without some good eats. And you know how we like those around here. New Year’s Eve just invites you to have some yummy munchies! We’re especially excited to ring in the new year with the Paine family who arrived yesterday for a visit. So happy to include them in our […]

My Pantry Looks Different than Yours


If you’ve been following along with Crystal and I regarding the Eat-from-the-Pantry-Challenge, you may be wondering what in the world we’re talking about. I had a great conversation yesterday with a friend who had lots of questions. It really helped me see that there are a number of perspectives on this. You may have a […]

Food Traditions and Holiday Memories


Isn’t it funny how important food, and specifically holiday recipes, can be to our memories of special events? On Sunday, we headed to my parents’ for a small family reunion. Lil’ smokies and See’s candy were present! Good thing as they are so much a part of our family’s traditions. Another key figure at our […]

Eat from the Pantry Challenge – Join Us!


For the last couple months, my friend Crystal and I have been “cooking up a storm” at the beginning of each month and storing what we’ve made in the freezer to use throughout the coming weeks. This “once-a-month” cooking venture has saved us loads of time and money. It has been fantastic to go to […]

Meal Planning: Happy New Year w/ Friends!


Don’t have pancake syrup? Powdered sugar works in a pinch! This week I’m excited for several reunions and special events. FishPapa has an extended holiday vacation, so I’m happy to have him home, sleep in, relax, eat his creative pancakes, and maybe get some projects done.We’re spending today with my family: my parents and four […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Christmas Food Traditions


Christmas is the time of year when you can take a day — or twelve — and throw a little caution to the wind. Celebration can be cause for a little “fun food,” as we like to call it. There are so many wonderful recipes that are part of our family’s traditions come Christmastime. Christmas […]

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti: FishPapa’s Favorite Cookie


My husband loves these Chocolate-Almond Biscotti. Perfect at Christmas! Perfect anytime you’ve got a cup of coffee handy.