{the pantry challenge ~ september 2013}

I’m so excited to announce a new series that I’ll be sharing here on the blog for the next 30 days. During the month of September I’m going to be doing a pantry challenge.  For anyone who’s unsure ~ the challenge will be for me to prepare all of our meals (breakfast, lunches, dinners AND […]

{what’s cookin’ wednesday ~ cowboy casserole}

I don’t know about you but one of my “comfort” foods is a big pot of pinto beans and some rice to go along with it!  This recipe combines so of my absolute favorite flavors into one pot of food that’s super simple, super quick, and super cheap to make! The only element in this […]

{freezer cooking ~ one of my favorite ways to save time and money}

“Mom, what’s for dinner?” Growing up in our house, speaking these four words was the fastest way to send my mother into a complete spiral meltdown.  After working all day, the last thing she wanted to do was to come home and try to figure out what to feed our family.  Back then, I didn’t […]

{recipes for the week}

I decided to try something new here on my blog.  On Sunday each week, I’m going to select 3-4 recipes that I’ve pinned on Pinterest and have yet to try out.  Later in the week, I’ll report back and let you all know what my thoughts are.  I’ve selected 4 recipes for this week ~ […]


This week I received my first box from TasteGuru and I have to tell you….I am seriously impressed!  Since I started eating gluten-free a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been on the lookout for products that fit into my new diet.  My box arrived with LOTS of new things for me to try out.  And I’m not talking […]

a nutritional overhaul {day twenty-two}

I had an interesting conversation with my littles while we were eating dinner tonight.  In our house, taco night is a favorite of all.  But tonight, my oldest littles commented that the tacos tasted a little different.  I explained to them that it was because I used homemade taco seasoning and slow cooked black beans […]

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