New Year’s Feasting (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ring in the new year with some good eats to please the whole family. The ball is dropping in just a few days. We’re on the edge of 2013? How did we get here?! Since hubby and I are homebodies, we’ve never minded staying home on New Year’s Eve. We cook up some fun snacks […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]

DIY on a Dime: Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]

Christmas Favorites (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

We’re sharing favorite Christmas recipes on URS today. Since our first child was born, we’ve always made it tradition to be home for the 24th and 25th. We might travel to see grandparents before or after or have them come see us. But, we don’t drag our kids from house to house for the holidays. […]

Holiday Baking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

Download a FREE holiday baking plan, complete with grocery lists and step-by-step instructions. This past month I reaped the benefits of having done that big cooking session in November. Not only did we have meals for November, but my freezer stash is also stretching us almost entirely through December as well. I love it when […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Cookie Kit

Make a cookie kit with dough, sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters. It’s an experience and it’s tangible — all at the same time! My mom has always been a great one to help parents enjoy more quality time with their kids. I remember about thirty years ago driving around town with her delivering Christmas gifts. […]

Share Your Turkey Tradition

Our family’s main Thanksgiving turkey tradition involves food. You might think it would be the actual turkey, but it’s not. Our menu is more or less the same each year, including foods that we eat only at the holidays, like Pretzel Berry, my favorite Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Recipe and these Turkey Treats. My kids love […]

Busy Holiday Cooking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

Looking for freezer cooking plans? After you download this plan, check out these other free printable plans. It has been a freezer cooking MONTH, I tell ya! First there was the wild hair I got to post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking over on Good Cheap Eats. Then there was the release of my book. And […]