Quick & Easy Baked Beans

the best baked beans recipe

It is summer time which means family gatherings and barbecues. If there is one thing I HAVE to have a cookout, it is baked beans. I just simply love baked beans. I love my personal recipe so much that when we go out to restaurants I am often disappointed at their version. Yes… I am […]

Sloppy Joes Recipe – only 3 ingredients!

quick and easy sloppy joes recipe

I’ve got a fun and frugal dinner idea – Sloppy Joes. Now, this isn’t what you are thinking… this was not poured from a can. This is a much better version, but just as easy to make. Besides ground beef, you only need three ingredients to make this delicious Sloppy Joes recipe: Mustard Ketchup Brown […]

Beef and Noodles Recipe – 20 minute dinner

20 minute dinner beef n noodles

School is in full swing here, which means our schedule is filling up and dinner time is just getting crazier and crazier. This Beef and Noodles Recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight meals, because it only takes 20 minutes to make! While this isn’t a gourmet dinner (ok, maybe none of my recipes are), […]

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

crockpot chicken tortilla soup is delicious and so easy to make

My oh my, this is our favorite Crockpot Chicken Tortilla soup recipe. It is so easy to make, and very frugal friendly. This soup really stretches your chicken because you don’t need much and it is packed with protein from the beans. Use items you have in your pantry to make this dish in minutes. […]

Banana Bread Mini Muffins Recipe

quick banan bread mini muffins recipe

My family loves banana bread… there is no doubt about it, but we love Banana Bread mini muffins just as much. They are easier to eat (especially the little ones), they cook in minutes instead of an hour,¬† and they freeze great! I keep a batch (or two) in the freezer. Then for breakfast I […]

How to Make White Gravy in 10 minutes!

how to make the best peppered gravy in only 10 minutes

How to make white gravy in just a few minutes. Earlier this week I made my family¬† homemade fried chicken strips for dinner with mashed potatoes so of course there has to be white gravy. Back in the “old” days we would buy the package and make it from there. However, once I figured out […]

HUGE Roundup of Sandwich Ideas for Kids

sandwich ideas for kids

It is back to school time, so I thought I would give you a great list of Sandwich ideas. We are all thinking about clever way to pack our kids’ lunch boxes and well even to bring variety to our lunch. You need to check out this nice roundup of easy Sandwich ideas for kids. […]

CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Recipe

copycat chick fil a lemonade recipe

Is anyone else ready for summer? I know my family is. The one thing we LOVE when we are grilling or swimming is a cold class of homemade lemonade. Have you ever tried Chick-Fil-A Lemonade? It is delicious and the kids love it. I just had to try to make my own Copycat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade. […]

Pepperoni Pizza Dip – easy after school snack

pepperoni pizza dip

Kids love Pizza, so it stands to reason a Pepperoni Pizza Dip recipe would be a big hit as an after school snack. Fortunately this tasty Pizza Dip makes a warm, gooey and delicious dip that is just as easy to throw together as it is yummy. This Pizza Dip is very frugal and a […]

Baked Apple Chips

baked aple chips - close up

The Baked Apple chips can be easily saved for after school snacks or to put in your kids lunch boxes. These delicious baked apple chips are dried easily in your oven so you don’t need any fancy machines. Now I do recommend that you purcahse an apple corer or an apple slicer. I just think […]