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October 2017 Menu Plan & Grocery List | A Month of Meals On a Budget | 31 Days of Dinners for $279 | Halloween Recipes

October 2017 Menu Plan & Grocery List | A Month of Meals On a Budget | 31 Days of Dinners for $279 | Halloween Recipes

October is here, and boy oh boy can you feel it in Colorado!  “Brrrrrrr-itos!”  There is a chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to change color.  October’s Menu Plan has 38 kid-friendly recipes with lots of hidden vegetables! I’m really in love […]

September 2017 Menu Plan | 30 Days of Dinners for $259

September 2017 Menu Plan | 30 Days of Dinners for $259

It’s never too late to start saving! September’s menu is one of my favorites in a long time.  It is full of family favorites, and some easy weeknight slow cooker meals to make mealtime flawless. Scroll down to see what’s on September’s menu. September is also Hunger […]

Change Up Your Beauty Routine with Showerless Shave Gel!

Change Up Your Beauty Routine with Showerless Shave Gel!

As a Mom, having smooth, hair-free legs tends to be an endless, exhausting cycle, usually resulting in patchy spots everywhere!  The odd chance that I do get to shower undisturbed, shaving my legs is the last thing I want to do, and usually only happens […]

30 Minute Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s Make The Perfect Back To School Dinner

30 Minute Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s Make The Perfect Back To School Dinner

Back To School is just around the corner, so I wanted to share this recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s!  They are an easy weeknight meal that’s ready in only 30 minutes with all of the delicious ingredients found in a cheesesteak sandwich – just […]

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf with Hidden Vegetables!

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf with Hidden Vegetables!

BBQ Meatloaf is one of my most popular recipes – both on the blog and at home!  This version is wrapped in bacon before baking to make it even more delicious.  ‘Cause I mean, let’s be honest… who doesn’t like bacon? Like in the original […]

Pierogi Casserole Recipe from My New Favorite Cookbook – Family Favorite Casserole Recipes!

Pierogi Casserole Recipe from My New Favorite Cookbook – Family Favorite Casserole Recipes!

This recipe is a total hit!  If you’re a fan of pierogis, this is the casserole for you!  Potatoes, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and caramelized onions are layered with lasagna noodles to make this easy to assemble Pierogi Casserole! I have a cookbook addiction, so […]

August 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $238 | Back To School Menu

August 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $238 | Back To School Menu

Happy August!  In only a couple weeks, school will be back in session, and things will go back to normal.  August 2017’s menu is really fun, and the budget for it was pretty low – only $238 for a MONTH of dinners!  The week of […]

Ice Cream 101:  Making Homemade Ice Cream is Easier Than You Think!  Start With This Classic French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ice Cream 101: Making Homemade Ice Cream is Easier Than You Think! Start With This Classic French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

French Vanilla Ice Cream is easy to make, and is the best ice cream you’ll have had all year!   There is something about ice cream that brings you back to your childhood, on a hot summer day, or the first time you made it yourself.  […]

July 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Dinners for $245 with FREE Printable Grocery List

July 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Dinners for $245 with FREE Printable Grocery List

I’ve planned a really fun menu for July!  It has a lot of my favorite recipes as well as a few new ones, and it totaled up at only $245!  Get the full version of July’s menu with a weekly breakdown of the menu and […]

Cauliflower Rice Is Easier Than You Think!

Cauliflower Rice Is Easier Than You Think!

Cauliflower Rice is a fantastic, simple recipe to keep in your fridge or freezer for an easy, healthy, gluten-free side dish. My boys weren’t always fans of cauliflower on it’s own, but they can’t get enough Cauliflower Rice!  I love that it takes about 10 minutes […]

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This ever so versatile recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken can be served as a main protein in a dish, or you can thinly slice it and serve it in tacos! It’s summer time, and that means we’re going to be grilling!  I mean, we’re still […]

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Back in Daytona, there is a little butcher shop/deli that sells Loaded Baked Potato Salad, and from the very first bite, I fell in love.  I mean, bacon, cheese and green onions… you really can’t go wrong.  Now, I serve Loaded Baked Potato Salad at BBQ’s […]

A Father’s Day Dessert The Kids Can Make | Dirt Cake Recipe

A Father’s Day Dessert The Kids Can Make | Dirt Cake Recipe

Dirt Cake is D.J.’s cake choice every year for his Birthday, and this year, we’re having it on Father’s Day as well!  Dirt Cake is super easy to make, and only uses a few ingredients that every kid loves!  I’ve even made this for Anthony’s […]

Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Peach BBQ Sauce

Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Peach BBQ Sauce

When I was writing my June Menu, D.J. was helping me think of new recipes, and when he mentioned pork tenderloin, I knew I had to add it to the menu.  BBQ Pork Tenderloin is super easy to make and takes no time at all […]

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with Muffin Tin Tacos

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with Muffin Tin Tacos

My boys LOVE tacos! Who am I kidding, I love tacos!  Everyone loves tacos, and Muffin Tin Tacos are a fun and exciting way to serve tacos – and they make a great appetizer! [muffin tin tacos] My Muffin Tin Tacos use the same recipe for […]

Your New Go-To Grilled Chicken | Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad

Your New Go-To Grilled Chicken | Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad

This is honestly the BEST chicken marinate I have ever made.  The chicken is juicy and delicious, and will satisfy your pickiest of eaters! If you’re following my June Menu, this Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad recipe is listed for June, 10. Grilling season is FINALLY […]