How to Avoid Guilt Over Holiday Eating

Post may contain affiliate links, please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. I just enjoyed a lot of junk food over the course of a holiday week and I don’t feel guilty about it at all, despite my recent weight loss. I enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, homemade enchiladas … Read more

What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

**This post may contain affiliate links for products I have tried, love and recommend. In a recent post, I told you about how I ask my sons to tell me 3 good things about their day as soon as they get home from school. And in an effort to concentrate on the positive, I held … Read more

Kitchen Therapy: The Great Escape

Do you ever spend so much time around kids that your eyes start to cross a little bit? I’m grateful to be able to be here any time I am needed, but sometimes I need an escape in my own house, you know what I mean? I really enjoy making things from scratch every now … Read more

A Wooden Spoon Life Tip

A wooden spoon keeps a pot from boiling over? I vaguely remember hearing that somewhere, and just got a chance to test it out. I was boiling a big pot of taters for a double batch of mashed potatoes when it got a little out of control. The water was madly rising to the top, … Read more

Cheap & Easy, Bone-Fallin’, Finger-Lickin’ Roasted Chicken

This is the easiest, cheapest recipe I’ve found for roasted chicken, and my family loves it. It takes just a few, basic ingredients you probably already have at home. Whole chickens are about $5 each, and will feed my family of 4 at least two meals. one whole chicken (5 or 6 pounds) one medium onion 4 Tbsp butter … Read more

Cooking With Love…

Store-bought gifts have their place, but sometimes all you can give is what you have at home, and it really is the thought that counts.  My love language is cooking from the heart, especially when it comes to my family. We cut out a lot of extra spending to get out of debt, and I … Read more

You Win, Giant Ham

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. Over the summer we were generously given a 20 lb. Tennessee Country Ham. I’m talking the huge, serious type of smoked country ham that hangs from racks in a smokehouse. After consulting Wikipedia I am well aware of what it takes … Read more

DIY Super Mario Bros Birthday Party

Super Mario Bros birthday party decorations

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details.       For my son’s 6th birthday, I aspired to throw a really cool birthday party without breaking the bank. I did a Super Mario Bros theme and made an obstacle course in the yard by using things I already had at … Read more

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