Veggie “Fried Quinoa”

Veggie Fried Quinoa

Stovetop Confession. The other night I was making chicken and potatoes in the Dutch oven. (Similar to this.) I got it all started, set the lid on top and walked away to help Ryan finish up his math homework. But before I walked away, I forgot to turn the dial down to medium-low. And won't ya know....10 minutes later my nose caught wind of a smell that should never come from … [Read more...]

20 Meals from Costco for $150 – Recipes & Printable Shopping Lists

Add to Cart ~ 20 Meals from Costco for $150 Printables

{We've also got a Sam's Club 20 Meals for $150 as well!} AND...the 2nd version of 20 Meals from Costco for $150 is published! Let's get to it, shall we?!? Disclaimers Yes, I realize this makes for $7.50 dinners. Meat at Costco is more expensive than sale prices at grocery stores, and many argue that the quality is better. That explains that! Produce prices may vary … [Read more...]

Quinoa Soft Tacos

Quinoa Soft Tacos A

Move on over beef and chicken...there's a new protein in Soft Taco Town...Quinoa! Everyone at our dinner table is a fan of quinoa...one more reluctantly than the others. Tyler wasn't quite convinced about this new ingredient in his tortilla, but I was able to convince him that it was like "tiny rice" and he took a bite, then another, and so on. Then he made me giggle by … [Read more...]

Mango & Coconut Rice Pudding

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

So I told the kids we were having pudding for dinner and their eyes lit up. Then they saw that it wasn't the pudding they hoped it would be, and that little glimmer of 'she's really gonna let us eat dessert for dinner' hope faded. Then they took a bite and their eyes lit up again. Then there was another bite, then another. The tropical flavors took over their little taste buds … [Read more...]

Seven Layer Tostadas

7 Layer Tostadas

This is one of those "it just came together" meals... A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids had never had a tostada before, as I rarely made them in Ohio because the … [Read more...]