Archives for 2018

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffins

These brown sugar muffins are one of my "go to" muffin recipes. My kids love them for breakfast or a snack and I always double the recipe. You can freeze these brown sugar muffins or pack the leftovers in their lunchbox. When I created this recipe I had an oven that always cooked things quicker than most ovens. Please adjust your baking time accordingly. If you are making regular sized … [Read more...]

How to Motivate Yourself to Make Dinner

Do you scroll through your Instagram feed and see beautiful homemade meals prepared by your friends? While they are sharing healthy, beautiful meals you are struggling to motivate yourself to make dinner. We've all been there. We barely make it out the door with the kids, work gets crazy, and then come home and the last thing we want to do is make dinner. When we’re sick or not feeling up to … [Read more...]

How to Menu Plan on a Budget

While it can be challenging to menu plan on a budget, it can be done. If you have a tight grocery budget, you can’t afford not to menu plan. When you don't know what's for dinner, you will find yourself eating out or making multiple trips to the store and spending extra money. If you've stumbled across this post it's probably because you have a limited grocery budget, and need to learn how to … [Read more...]

How to Substitute Applesauce for Oil in Baking

Substituting applesauce for oil is one of my favorite healthy baking tips. Applesauce is inexpensive to buy, easy to make, and healthier for you than oil. You can substitute applesauce for oil in cookies, muffins, cakes, brownies, basically any baked good. Substituting applesauce for oil is very simple. The ratio is one to one (applesauce to oil) however most of the cookbooks I've read say that … [Read more...]

How to Make Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

Do you struggle to come up with weekly dinner ideas every week? Is getting dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes (or even at all) one of your biggest challenges? Do you find yourself overspending at the grocery store because you don't have a dinner plan? Are you spending your entire afternoon in the kitchen? Have you ever noticed that when you go to a restaurant, it never seems to take as … [Read more...]