Cheesy Pork Chops

Cheesy Pork Chops from

You're very welcome! Oh, you'd like to hear the recipe first? ;) I am so happy to share this one with you. I found it a couple of years ago when I was tired of cooking the same thing all the time, yet I need recipes that are easy and fast. Taste is an added bonus because frankly one of the kids will complain no matter what it is. The first time I made the Cheesy Pork … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken & Simple Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes – $5 Dinner Challenge


Last week the boys were attacked by the 4 hour stomach bug.  It was probably really a 24 hour stomach bug...but the kids only acted like it was a 4 hour bug. Ryan called my mom, as he is quite handy with my iPhone...and he informed her in a bold, confident and cheerful voice that he was sick. She didn't believe him.  It was almost a fluke of a stomach bug. In an effort to … [Read more...]

Big Meals, Little Budget: Angie’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Dinner under $10.00


I'd like to introduce y'all to Angie!  Tonight, she's sharing a meal for her family of 7 that's just under $8.50! In between school, boy scouts, choir, girl scouts, homework, BPSA scouting, potty training, MOPS, learning how to walk and PTA - somewhere in there this family of 7 has to eat! I don’t have an excess of time or money so I need to cook smart.  That's right, this … [Read more...]

Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions


I made up a new word. I think. I haven't googled it.  And I don't plan on it.  I'm going to play ignorant on this one and just revel in my new word. Balsam-melized. Onions. Caramelized. In balsamic vinegar. Balsam-melized. Add said onions with some grilled chicken, lettuce (and swiss cheese if you're not dairy free) in a tortilla...and you've got yourself some … [Read more...]

Green Beans – Grow. Eat. Save.

So for the past several weeks we have been eating green beans for what seems like breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Well, maybe not breakfast. (But chopped and baked into a frittata with some bacon...ooohhh...) I haven't really done anything exciting with our garden green beans. So I thought I'd share some old posts and some ideas for jazzing up these delicious garden … [Read more...]