Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes for the freezer is a great recipe to save time, money, and kitchen clean-up. Stir up a few batches for comfort food in the bank! Mashed potatoes are one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. There’s nothing like creamy, smooth mashed potatoes alongside a roast chicken and vegetable dinner. Although, truth be told, […]

Really Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Can the canned cream soups. Make a homemade green bean casserole from scratch! It’s tastier; it’s healthier; it’s so much better than the fake food version. In years past, I’ve always been stunned to look into my holiday grocery shopping cart. While I try to feed my kids mostly real food the rest of the […]

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie is one of the simplest desserts that packs the biggest punch in flavor and texture. Make one today! Pie is probably one of my very favorite desserts. I have wonderful memories of watching my Gramma John or my mom magically transform fruit, flour, sugar, and butter into something amazing. […]

How to Make Soup from Leftovers

Don’t worry about having the same thing twice this week. Did you know that you can make delicious soup from leftovers? It’s so gratifying to make soup from food you already have! Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. It’s comforting. It’s easy on the budget. And there are so […]

Caramel Apples Made Easy: Apple Crowns

Apple Crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to traditional caramel apples. Make them this fall for a fun dessert for the whole family. Do you have a food — or foods! — that take you back in time? A favorite recipe that makes you all gushy and sentimental, warm and comforted? Those recipes are like […]

Instant Oatmeal Packets: How to Make Your Own

Instant oatmeal packets are a convenient breakfast on the go. They’re full of whole grains and dried fruit, making for a great breakfast. The best thing is that you can make them yourself! Oatmeal is a great breakfast. It’s full of whole grains which are good for digestion, heart health, and any number of other […]

Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Don’t hesitate to make homemade pie crust! It tastes so much better than store bought. Who cares if it’s not picture-perfect? You can do this! I am unashamedly a pie girl. I will choose pie any day of the week. Some members of my family have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake […]

Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Stir up a pot of comfort with this Shrimp Pasta with Sausage. It gets an added kick from a homemade Cajun seasoning mix and costs much, much less than the restaurant version. Dinners out are pretty sweet, aren’t they? A chance to have a meal with people you love, a dinner that does not consist of […]