Eat Well, Spend Less with Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Looking for healthy recipes that won’t break the budget? Try out these healthy snacks ideas for the new school year. Our family is not yet ready to go “back” to school. Well, I’m not. I’ve ordered all the school books, made the obligatory trip through the school supplies aisle, and am otherwise in denial that […]

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip (URS: Appetizers)

Thanksgiving is coming! A peek at the grocery fliers tells me it’s true. I love Thanksgiving. It just might be my favorite holiday. Remember, I’m just here for the food. Last year I caused quite a stir with some of you when I suggested omitting the turkey from our Thanksgiving celebration. Well, I’ve been musing […]

Easy Homemade Popcorn (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Afterschool Snacks)

Greet your kids afterschool with a healthy snack! Today Mandi of Life Your Way shares two easy ways to make popcorn — in a paper bag and on the stovetop. Popcorn is one of my very favorite snacks, but the microwave stuff just isn’t that great for you…or your wallet, especially when you have a […]

Maple Spiced Pepitas and Almonds (URS: Appetizers)

Years ago Gramma Marilyn bought these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I ate the whole pound standing there at her kitchen counter. They were delicious for snacking, added a tasty crunch to salads, and made an elegant appetizer for a holiday meal. We loved them so much, I had […]

Homemade Garlic Lime Hummus (URS: 5-Ingredients or Less)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Ever look at a recipe that has a ginormous list of ingredients and decide that it just ain’t worth the trouble? Simple is better. You’re more inclined to make something if it’s easy to pull off. Years ago we were big fans of homemade ranch dressing. It takes 5, ok, 6 ingredients and I used […]

Homemade Salsa

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: sosborne521@, jessicakaiser@, Kmoore688@, amm2ep@, jillyjoyce1@, Dinovak2350@ The other day we were driving home from shopping, and FishPapa asked what was for dinner. Upon hearing the answer (which was Rice and Beans), he inquired, “You got the salsa covered?” Well, you have that jar in the fridge […]

Avocado Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

In my neck of the woods avocados have been on killer sales recently for as low as 3/$1. That’s a stock-upportunity for sure. I don’t know about the scientific evidence, but I consider avocados a superfood. Super-good! Love that smooth, buttery texture, especially when prepped with cilantro, jalapeno, and a little tomato. Yumbo! FishPapa, however, is […]

Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]