Refried Beans

Making your own refried beans is easy and economical. There are many uses for refried beans: bean burritos, bean tacos, beans and cheese, bean dip and more. They are inexpensive and very nutritious. Pinto beans are high in fiber, magnesium and potassium and can be purchased at any grocery store for around $1-2 a pound. Most people purchase their refried beans pre-made in a can. While … [Read more...]

Meatloaf Cupcakes (Paleo and Egg Free Options)

By contributing writer Tessa These meatloaf cupcakes are bound to excite your children.  The first time my kids saw these, they were giddy with excitement because something for dinner looked like a cupcake!  Sometimes a little excitement is all the taste buds need to get them over that picky hump. Meatloaf was never one of my favorite meals growing up, but when I married my husband, who adores … [Read more...]

Trifle: Scrumptious Summertime Treat

In my last post I wrote about having food on hand for those unexpected guests. A trifle is a delicious and beautiful dessert that is sure to make an impression. The ingredients for trifle are ones you can keep on hand in your pantry and freezer. PrintEasy Trifle DessertAuthor Toni Anderson IngredientsAngel Food Cake Mix (+ ingredients needed on mix)Vanilla Pudding MixCool Whip2 different … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

This is a guest post from Katie who blogs at Three Blondes and a Redhead. --------------------------------------- Katie is a Christian wife and a stay at home mom to a 4 year old son, a 2 year old daughter and she is due with Baby #3 in October. She blogs about managing her family, frugal living, cooking, organizing and all things homemaking at Three Blondes and a … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of April 26th

Well, I survived my first week alone as a mom of seven. There were ups and downs and a few mishaps, but all in all things went pretty well. We actually managed to get school done every day and everyone had clean underwear. We had a few surprise meals last week so some of my menu is carrying over. We also still have some freezer meals, so hopefully this week we will all be well fed. Oh, and my … [Read more...]

Easy Pie Crust Tip

I am sure most of you have already figured this out, but since I just learned this trick over Thanksgiving I thought I would share. I love making pies, but sometimes have a difficult time transferring the crust to the pan. Then I saw my friend use this easy technique, and the best part is that it works with those finicky whole wheat crusts too! Roll out your crust. Then roll your … [Read more...]