Eat Well, Spend Less: Whole Grain 101

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re talking about whole grains from storage to recipes. It’s emergency preparedness month, and I’m dissecting how having whole grains on hand can help you be fed and nourished in that situation. I’m going to go out on a limb and am going to assume that […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: The Art of Back-to-School Lunches

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less topic is all about back-to-school, from breakfast to creative lunch ideas to easy snacks to last-minute dinners. We’re breaking down the process of how to feed those school-bound mouths. In exactly 13 days, I will be getting ready to pack the first school lunches of the year. This year, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: August Wrap-Up and a SodaStream

This month the Eat Well and Spend Less series was all about entertaining in the summer months. Planning a get-together? Here are a few tips to help make your entertaining easier, as well as a chance to win a SodaStream Crystal Machine to make entertaining at home a breeze. Funny as I write this that […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Entertaining in Small Spaces

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re looking at summer entertaining, and I’ll be taking a look at how to entertain in small spaces comfortably and with ease. My husband and I enjoy entertaining and always have. We invited over 300 family members to our picnic-style reception, where we provided the food […]

Summer Pantry Challenge: Vacation Menu Edition

For the second week of the Summer Pantry Challenge, I needed to create a menu for an upcoming vacation we’re heading into. This menu came straight from the pantry to create road-trip snacks and cabin meals for us. We’re planning our yearly trip to the great northern wilderness (also known as the Boundary Waters Canoe […]

Summer Pantry Challenge Kick-Off: Eating from the Garden

Welcome to July’s Summer Pantry Challenge focused on cleaning out some of the space in the pantry and freezer to make room for all the fresh summer produce that’s coming in, which I fully plan on canning and freezing to use during the long months of winter. July is here. I feel like just yesterday […]

Eat Well, Spend Less June Summer Travel Wrap-Up

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less posts were all centered around saving money and eating healthy during the crazy summer full of travel, camping, vacations and the everyday schedules. Whether you’re planning to head to the lake or go somewhere tropical, we have the tips to make it as hassle free and doable as possible. […]