10 Ways to Purchase Good Food at Great Prices

As I detailed in my previous post, using a portion of my food shopping budget at Costco has allowed me to regain control of my out of control grocery bill. While I do find shopping at Costco helpful, it is not the answer to everything for me.  I know that I am not alone in … Continue reading 10 Ways to Purchase Good Food at Great Prices

How Costco Saved My Food Budget

Is it me or are food prices out of control?   It seems as if product quantities are continually shrinking, while their prices are steadily increasing. There is no doubt that trying to feed a family on a budget is challenging.  If you are trying to feed your family healthy meals, the challenge is even greater.  … Continue reading How Costco Saved My Food Budget

Smoky Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Peach, Mango, and Black Bean Salsa

I may be described as many things, but a griller is not one of them. It's just not something that I have gravitated to and there's really no reason for it. Having said that, I do enjoy a good BBQ and have enjoyed some absolutely delicious barbecue feasts. Here's a recipe that will change up … Continue reading Smoky Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Peach, Mango, and Black Bean Salsa

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Twist

Our home has always been an allergy friendly home with regards to food.  Thankfully, neither my children or I have anaphalactic reactions to our "no-no" foods. Of late, my middle son has been complaining of various physical and cognitive troubles.  I went with my gut and took him in for a high level food sensitivity … Continue reading Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Twist

A Spring Salad with a Hint of Autumn: Apple Walnut Raisin Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Normally by this time in April I have cleared out my garden beds, turned the soil, and planted my early seeds.  I'm not sure where the time has escaped to this spring, but I have yet to pay any attention to my poor little garden.  A little laziness now will have consequences I won't be … Continue reading A Spring Salad with a Hint of Autumn: Apple Walnut Raisin Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

The Bird, the Bread, the Bake Off.

  I remember cooking my first Thanksgiving meal.  I was a newlywed who was still finding her way in the kitchen.  At that time in my life, I regularly turned to Aunt Jemima, Betty Crocker, and the Gorton's Fisherman for cooking advice.  They were always so helpful and reliable.  Cooking from scratch was not something … Continue reading The Bird, the Bread, the Bake Off.