Featured Pinterest Board: Summer Food

by Susie on June 26, 2014

Summer is well underway and sometimes that means I do not want to turn on the oven. There are times when I do not even want to cook a meal that takes a lot of prep or stove top time. I do love summer meals that can be put together with little effort! Some of […]


Summer is here and chilled drinks and smoothies will be made all season long. Cool refreshing drinks are perfect for all of our summer parties. One of our favorite drinks to serve at get togethers is this easy-to-make and refreshing Cherry Limeade Punch. When it comes to smoothies, I love tossing in fruits and veggies […]


Cooking and serving seafood can be intimidating to families, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.  Whether you are throwing some fish on the grill, baking in the oven, or roasting in a pan, seafood is a great way to get healthy nutrients and expand your family’s taste buds!   A helpful tip to offset the […]


My family loves fresh berries!  You name it, we’ve tried them.  In fact, I usually have to hide any that I want to use in a recipe or they are eaten before I can get to it!  Below are some of our favorite berry recipes.  I hope you enjoy these tasty recipes and create some […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Grilling Time!

by Jenn K on May 15, 2014

One of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to avoid heating our kitchen in the Texas summers is by grilling outdoors!  I love the taste of food that’s been grilled – yummo!  And, I love that you can grill an entire meal on the grill from the meat and side dishes to even dessert! Take a […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Sandwich Time

by Jenn K on May 8, 2014

Sandwiches are an easy and often frugal meal idea for lunch and dinner!  But eating the same kind of sandwiches like pb&j or lunch meat with mayo or mustard gets boring after awhile.  Liven up your sandwich meals with some delicious combinations and different types of bread to make Sandwich Time a delight for everyone! […]


We love eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They can be served for any meal and my boys will eat them. Egg dishes are great for parties, too! One of our favorite egg recipes for this time of the year is this delish dish for Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole with Extra-Sharp Cheddar because it uses leftovers […]


Featured Pinterest Board: One Dish Dinners

by Jenn K on April 10, 2014

Who wants MORE dishes to do after cooking dinner?!  I sure don’t, so one of the things I’m semi-famous for in my family is creating meals that we call One Dish Dinners.  Everything cooked in one dish to avoid a major clean-up!  Even though there might be a mixing bowl or two thrown in there, […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Mangoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 27, 2014

How often do you cook with mangoes? Do you just eat them plain or in a smoothie? There is so much more that you can do with this luscious fruit. We love mangoes and use every opportunity to add them to our family meal plan. Here are some ideas to inspire you in the kitchen. […]


How often do you add rice and/or beans into your meal plan? If you are trying to stretch the family budget starting in 2014 try adding in rice and bean recipes into your weekly meal plan. I have a lot of tasty recipes for rice and beans as well as cooking tips. For January, I’m […]