Baked Chicken Pasta: Super Easy Freezer Meals

Baked Chicken Pasta

By contributing writer, Victoria As we head into fall and the days become super busy, it's always a good thing to have the freezer loaded with some pre-made meals, or meal starters, to make dinner time prep quick and easy. When I became a mom, my freezer became my best friend! I'm a big fan of cooking once and eating several meals, which means that I like to double the recipe and freeze into Continue Reading

Crockpot Ginger-Sweet Potato Chicken

Crockpot Ginger Sweet Potato Chicken |

This post is by contributing writer, Jane. When my husband and I were still dating, we made a fun discovery: we both loved sweet potatoes! I mean, really loved them. We'd munch on sweet potato chips between classes, order sweet potato pancakes at Denny's, and make sweet potato casserole just for fun. I still squeal a bit when I find a new sweet potato recipe. I squeal again when I find Continue Reading

My 3 Favorite Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heat

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I grew up drinking sweet iced tea made from your standard black tea. And when the sweet tea pitcher ran out, someone was sure to throw a fit. Sweet tea was a part of life, and it wasn't until I went to college that I discovered not everyone drank tea the way I was raised to drink it. Some people had the audacity to drink their tea unsweetened, and even still, others drank their tea hot with Continue Reading

Thirteen 20-Minute Fish Recipes You Could Make Tonight

Thirteen 20-Minute Fish Recipes {You Could Make Tonight} |

  By contributing writer, Jane I'll be honest. I didn't know how to cook fish (and make it taste good) until about three months ago. Before that, my fish repertoire consisted of tuna sandwiches and way overcooked frozen salmon. I was completely intimidated by the idea of buying and cooking fresh fish (and definitely doubted I could make it taste good). As a result, fish didn't Continue Reading

Homemade BBQ Sauce

A very simple homemade bbq sauce recipe. Great for summer bbqs! |

I cannot bring myself to buy BBQ sauce in the store. It's expensive to get the kind without high fructose corn syrup, and we just can't find one we love. Therefore, I decided to just start making it myself. I've toyed with several recipes and finally landed on one that I keep making time and time again.   Continue Reading

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Shredded Chicken

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Shredded Chicken |

This post is written by contributing writer Victoria at Creative Home Keeper. As summer is well underway and we are spending the long, hot, lazy days doing various activities, the last thing anyone wants to think about is having to heat up the kitchen to cook a meal... let alone spending a lot of time actually doing the cooking! My kids are still little so we aren't doing a whole lot of Continue Reading

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipe

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Homemade popsicles are so easy to make, and there are ideas galore! If you make smoothies, then you can make homemade popsicles. Just about any smoothie can be turned into a popsicle just by popping it into a mold! Plus homemade popsicles are a great way to keep cool and stay hydrated during the hot, summer days. Today, I'm sharing with you our Raspberry Coconut Popsicle recipe over at Continue Reading

40 Smoothie Recipes You Have to Try


Summer is quickly approaching, and one of our favorite snacks during warm weather months is smoothies. Smoothies are a staple in my family! Not only are smoothies tasty and refreshing, they are a great way to slide in those extra ingredients that are hard for my toddler or baby to eat whole. Spinach anyone? Since I love having a plethora of smoothie recipes to choose from, I rounded up my Continue Reading

Strawberry Chia Muffins

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"Mommy, I want to make something with you!" The words echoed through the kitchen and melted my heart. It had been weeks since I had allowed my toddler into the kitchen with me. With my husband's decision to quit his job, our routines had been thrown off. We were finding our new normal, and the fun baking activities got put on the back burner. Now my 3-year-old wanted to make something with Continue Reading

Bean and Veggie Pot Pie Recipe {Delicious & Frugal!}

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Now that my husband quit his job and we're no longer drawing a regular paycheck, our spending habits have changed. The budget is much more strict because naturally, we have less wiggle room. When it comes to meals, my family can put the food away. I try not to think about what it's going to be like trying to feed these men when they are all just that - men! Right now my boys are three and Continue Reading