Homemade Coffee Creamer

We all want to know what we are putting in our bodies.  I’ve been buying flavored coffee creamer for ages and recently ran out.  My grocery trip isn’t until later this week so I started researching how to make a homemade version of my coffee creamer.  Found that all of the recipes that were out … Read more Homemade Coffee Creamer

6/5 – 6/11 Grocery List

Grocery ads are here!  That means I get to plan out my weeks shopping trip.  I’m not much of a shopaholic but I do love a good bargain.  If live in Connecticut and you can follow along with my grocery shopping.  As a general rule I set the following price ceilings for meat: Whole Chicken … Read more 6/5 – 6/11 Grocery List

Exploring Bread Making

Baking bread has been one of those elusive skills for me (like keeping plants alive)  It doesn’t seem that hard to do, since I can follow instructions pretty well.  And yet, when I try to make bread it just doesn’t turn out how I imagined. I already figured out that one of my problems was … Read more Exploring Bread Making

Pulled Pork Pizza

I’m a big fan of pizza, as any teenage girl living in a thirty-something-year-old-body could be  ;). My pizza making has evolved from pepperoni and cheese on top of English muffins and bagels, to store bought already cooked crust, to a ball of store bought dough, to me actually making the dough from scratch.  I’ve … Read more Pulled Pork Pizza

Monthly Meal Plan for June 2016

It is the beginning of summer and the time for losing weight!  We are changing our eating habits a bit when it comes to how we are getting our calories.  In general we eat well balanced meals.  All of our dinners have a protein, vegetable and starch.  The ratio of those three foods could use … Read more Monthly Meal Plan for June 2016

My Funny Flour Project

One of my favorite things to do is experiment in the kitchen.  A couple of years ago I started dabbling in gluten free baking and did a lot of my Christmas cookies gluten free.  The problem with all of these gluten free baking recipes is that most of them require a mixture of a lot of … Read more My Funny Flour Project

5/22 – 5/28 Grocery List

I got my paper today!  I didn’t get one last week so I’m starting to think that either they are doing papers every other week or that it was a fluke.  I have about $100 left for the month for groceries and luckily there aren’t a ton of good deals this week.  Hot dogs are … Read more 5/22 – 5/28 Grocery List

5/15 – 5/21 Grocery List

You are not imagining things.  I did not post a grocery list for 5/7 – 5/14 because I didn’t plan on grocery shopping!  I am so well stocked that I didn’t need to get anything.  We ran out of milk on Thursday but that’s OK, we can wait.  I am on the lookout for a … Read more 5/15 – 5/21 Grocery List

Garlic Hummus & Pita Chips

I love hummus.  I almost feel guilty for eating a bunch of it for breakfast most mornings but it keeps me satisfied till lunch time. It is so easy to make and you can make many different variations. My favorite flavor if hummus is roasted garlic. I’ve been using a modified version of this recipe … Read more Garlic Hummus & Pita Chips

Price Book – Saving on Groceries

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading through “The Tightwad Gazette” by Amy Dacyczyn.  One of her recommendations for saving money on groceries was to create a price book.  This book, being written in the 90s, has you write everything out with good ol’ paper and pencil.  However, we have a lot of amazing technology at … Read more Price Book – Saving on Groceries