If any of you celebrated Thanksgiving like we did, you’re probably still completely stuffed from all the turkey you consumed these past few days! And while I love a great cut of meat as much as the next person, I also realize that using less meat is one of the simplest ways to stretch a small grocery budget. […] . . .

 

Over the next couple of months there’s a good chance you will be doing some entertaining. You might be having the gang over to watch the “big game”, organizing one last Fall bonfire, preparing a huge Thanksgiving feast, hosting a cookie exchange, celebrating Christmas at your house this year, or planning any other number of […] . . .

 

Source: Simple Organized Living The fall months are some of the busiest months for our family — and I suspect for many other families as well. With the start-up of another school year, more evening commitments, shorter days, and the upcoming holiday season; it’s easy to put meal planning on the back burner {pun intended!}. However, […] . . .

 

On busy weekday mornings, we often settle for a quick bowl of cold or hot cereal. However, if you stop by our house on any given Saturday morning, you will most likely be greeted by the smell of warm pancakes, maple syrup, and hot coffee. We LOVE pancakes!! I have to confess though, when we first got […] . . .

 

Photo by: sporkist When it comes to meal planning, I consider my freezer to be almost as valuable as my oven! At least one of our weekly meals comes straight from the freezer, and many of our breads, cookies, bars, and other baked goods are simply pulled from the freezer on an “as-needed” basis. So […] . . .

 

Now that it’s officially summer, I am thankful that our weekly schedules have slowed down a bit. We have almost no sporting events, committee meetings, school functions, etc., etc. It’s a wonderful change of pace and one that I look forward to every year. One of the reasons I always look forward to our slower […] . . .

 

I LOVE fresh-from-the-oven cookies, but I don’t always love the time it takes to scoop out individual balls of cookie dough, wait in the kitchen while they bake, then quickly swap the first tray for the second tray, move the first tray to the cooling rack, scoop more cookie dough onto the next tray, pull […] . . .

 

I love cooking and baking, but I’m not willing to spend hours and hours in my kitchen each day. So I’m always looking for shortcuts, quick tips, and anything else that will help me to simplify my kitchen chores. Here are a few of my favorites “Kitchen Quick Tips”. Photo by: La Pomme de Portland […] . . .