Alea’s Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

Crock Pot Honey Glazed Ham

I love being able to serve Sunday dinner shortly after arriving home from church. But I don't like leaving the oven on while we are gone. I do feel comfortable leaving the slow cooker on, so I occasionally use it to make Honey Glazed Ham. I can cook the ham for one hour on high, then turn it to low before we leave and arrive home to a delicious ham. Once home, all I have to … [Read more...]

Alea’s Ginger, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

Ginger Spiced Sweet Potato Soup with Beans and Rice

I know sweet potatoes and beans combined with Asian seasonings sounds like a crazy combination. You are just going to have to trust me on this. This soup is seriously delicious! It is also fast and easy to make, filling, and frugal. I pulled this soup together in under 20 minutes. I was able to do that because I had cooked rice on hand. If you don't have cooked rice you … [Read more...]

Alea’s Chicken and Summer Squash Skillet

Summer Squash and Chicken Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe is extreme fatigue. My family was craving a home-cooked meal and I really wanted to make them one. I went so far as to plan on making garlic chicken and sauteed squash. But as I started cutting up squash in preparation for dinner, I began to wonder if I could get away with combining the ingredients from the two recipes and quickly cooking the … [Read more...]

Alea’s Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Sorbet - Dairy-Free Recipe

As a mom, I love sorbet. It is lower in sugar than ice-cream and my kids are getting a healthy dose of fruit on their ice-cream cone. However, the frugalista in me winces every time I look at the price of a pint container of sorbet. This recipe is an easy and frugal alternative to store-bought sorbet. When I buy strawberries on sale, I  can make twice as much sorbet, for … [Read more...]

Allergy Free Garlic Chicken Skillet

Garlic Chicken

This my friends is a deceptively simple, knock your socks off dinner. It's a new favorite of my husbands and is super simple to make as allergy friendly as you need it to be. Here you see I have it served on pasta but you could just as easily serve it on a bed of brown rice or a gluten free pasta of your choice. Garlic Chicken Skillet Yield - 4 servings Preparation … [Read more...]