Archives for April 2011

S’more Muffins

Who doesn’t love s’mores? Toasted marshmallow, melted chocolate, and crunchy graham crackers are a favorite at our house. Once we even made s’mores over our gas stovetop because it was raining outside – we love our s’mores. While making chocolate chip muffins for breakfast one morning a bag of mini marshmallows caught my eye. I thought…. why not? These s’more muffins are so good, your kids will … [Read more...]

Grocery Budget Makeover: Check-in

Our families are doing great and using your tips to help reduce the grocery bill for April. As with any challenge, each family is finding what works for them and what doesn't. Susan’s update Budget Week 2: $150 Amount Spent: $137.11 Summary: My total was higher this week because I purchased more meats for dinners this month. Trying to find time between work, kids school activities & … [Read more...]

Taste of Home Cookbook Sale: $5!

I know many of you love the Taste of Home Cookbooks. I remember years ago I received a subscription to the Taste of Home magazine and I really enjoyed the recipes, even though I was a beginner cook. Taste of Home is currently running a sale on their cookbooks. Over 50 Taste of Home cookbooks are on sale for a limited time, priced at only $5! Some of these cookbooks retail for $24.99 so this is … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

I don't really have much to add to my menu plan this week. We are still truckin' along with soccer, my teenager daughter got a job, and it is still hot in Florida. We do have a lot of leftover ham from Easter dinner, but I haven't figured out how I'm going to use it. Suggestions welcome. Breakfasts Whole wheat waffles served with fruit, orange juice, milk Homeade Granola served … [Read more...]

Making Dinnertime Special

Last week Pepperidge Farm challenged us to think of ways to make dinner at home special. You had some great ideas and I've already implemented several of them, much to my family's delight. You don't need a lot of time or money to make dinners at home go from boring to brilliant. These easy, inexpensive ideas will transform your meals and have your kids begging to stay home for … [Read more...]

Grocery Budget Makeover: Check-In

I have to say I am so proud of our Grocery Budget Makeover participants. Thanks to your awesome advice and their smart shopping they are doing great, even beter than I expected. Unfortunately Jamey had to withdraw from the challenge due to an unforeseen family emergency. Susan's Update Week 1 Goal: $150 Amount Spent: $92.40 Summary: Lots of things went right for me this week. I paid in … [Read more...]