Grilled meats and vegetables do not have to be limited to a fair weather summer treat on weekends. Grill any time of year and have dinner ready in less than an hour.
Dress to Impress Steak Rubs and Marinades
Steak: it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meals we can find to slip it into.
Planning a Vegetable Garden with Meals in Mind
Now that I’m looking at expanding our garden, I want to keep in mind my meal plans as I choose which vegetables to grow. Here are a few ideas I’m going to try!
14 Smoothies for a Delicious Morning Health Boost
Mornings can be hectic around here, and getting enough of a morning meal in to hold us off until the next break is not always easy. Fortunately, smoothies can be loaded with nutrition and are very simple to make. Try these recipes in your morning routine.
Conquering Your Kitchen Launch and Giveaway!
Conquering Your Kitchen, is finally here! You’re going to love this one – if you’ve ever walked into the kitchen an hour before dinner and thought, “What now?” this is the book for you.
DIY Italian Salad Dressing
The key to the delicious salad dressing from the hills of Tuscany is the high quality ingredients that must be minced and blended by hand. In the years that I spent traveling and studying in Italy, every time I tasted this delicious dressing, it was prepared in the most simple way with simple tools. […]
Get Prepared (for Everyday Needs) – Preparing Meals in Advance
So far, our focus for getting prepared has been on preparing to live without electricity or contact with the outside world for 30 days. This most likely would only occur if there were a major storm or other natural disaster, since most power outages are only for a few days. But, there are a lot […]
Seven Dollar Dinners: Bean Soup
Being lazy, I’m happy to make a meal of a bowl of 15 bean soup on rice. But for the rest of my family, I often prepare a simple lettuce or cabbage salad as well. A meal for 4 costs about $3.20. For this seven dollar dinner, a hearty bean soup uses inexpensive salt pork […]
Seven Dollar Dinners: Burritos
Prepare beef and bean burritos for four for under $7. I love cooking shows on TV but am underwhelmed at the ambition of some television chefs. They often set crazy high spending limits for “budget” meals—$20 for dinner, or $15 when they really stretch. Rachael Ray tries harder when she offers meals using ingredients that […]
More Than Just a Meal: Enjoying Family Time at the Dinner Table
photo credit Statistics show many benefits from eating together as a family: better choices, better health, better relationships. But with our family’s busy schedule and lack of meal ideas, I sometimes find it hard to enjoy mealtime. Here are some things we’ve tried that have helped make it a fun experience for everybody! Check Your […]
“I Couldn’t Do It Without Them” – Supporting Your Gluten Free Loved Ones
Thanks to UntrainedHousewife’s part in the Udi’s Gluten Free Community, I have been able to read and glean so much about Gluten Free Living that I would have otherwise missed. Even though I am not personally gluten free, my nursling daughter appears to react pretty strongly to wheat, so I am currently GF by default. […]
When You’ve Fallen off the Menu Planning Bandwagon (and How to Get Back On)
The holiday season seemed to fly by this past year, and shortly after New Year’s I discovered that I hadn’t done something that normally is second nature to me: I hadn’t planned a menu for over two months! Christmas preparations interrupted my meal preparations, and it was painfully obvious in our grocery bill. The price […]