Looking Forward to 2019; Making Goals for the New Year

OK, it’s almost the new year. January is the month that most people choose to change their financial situation, get healthier, get organized, etc. While looking forward to 2019 I like to just focus on three things. Let’s just keep this simple: 3,2,1 This is a simple, free printable that you can fill out and post where you will see […]

Create a Freezer Inventory List to Save Your Sanity

There are a lot of perks to having a chest freezer: you can take better advantage of sales on things that need to be frozen, buy more meat on sale and bake larger quantities of treats for future use. It really does pay for itself when you consider how small a freezer is in a freezer/fridge combo unit. One thing […]

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

After reading Green Enough, I have been working on more recipes for healthy stuff for the family. These Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are better for you than the offerings from Fiber One, Special Kay, Zone Perfect, Fit & Active, PowerBar and even Kashi. No fake sugars, no ingredients that can’t be pronounced, just real food for real tummies. You […]

What is the Difference Between Gumbo and Jambalaya

Gumbo is a stew or a sup that’s served on top or alongside rice. Jambalaya is more of a casserole that’s cooked in the same pot as rice. They are both rice and meat dishes and they originate from New Orleans. Difference between Gumbo and Jambalaya Ingredients Gumbo is made with vegetables like celery, okra, green pepper, onions, thickened and […]

Shrimp Lo Mein Made in the Instant Pot

Shrimp Lo Mein Made in the Instant Pot?  I know, it seems like a weird thing to think about, but it IS do-able and super tasty! It takes a fraction of the time that calling the local delivery does and is a heck of a lot friendlier on your wallet. Not only that, but the house smells dang yummy when […]