Category Archives: Kitchen Tips and Tricks

How to Peel a Watermelon

My family LOVES watermelon.  However, I do not love that my children leave watermelon rinds sitting around  or that cut up watermelon takes up a lot of space in my fridge.

For quite a few years I have been using this cutting method for oranges and then one year I realized it would be a great way to cut up watermelon or other melons. Continue reading How to Peel a Watermelon

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Meal Planning #4: Our Current Meal Planning System

Welcome to Meal Planning Post #4!

Today I will be sharing Our current Meal Planning System. Much love went into creating the system to fit our families needs.  I will go through the process from the beginning… Continue reading Meal Planning #4: Our Current Meal Planning System

Meal Planning #2: Important Components to Any Meal Planning System

Before I show you a close up look of what my meal planning systems (current and past) look like,  I thought it was important to share with you some important components to meal planning… These apply to any Meal Planning System… Continue reading Meal Planning #2: Important Components to Any Meal Planning System

Meal Planning #1: One way I keep my sanity

If I were to pick one thing that helps me keep to a budget and keep my sanity while raising three children and schooling from home, I would say it is Meal Planning. Continue reading Meal Planning #1: One way I keep my sanity

Chicken Cordon Bleu

One of our favorite dinner time foods as a family is Chicken Cordon Bleu. It is ham and swiss wrapped up in a Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast then coated and baked. It’s very yummy. Especially with some garlic mashed potatoes… Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu

Blackberry Jam

Last year we had a wonderful opportunity to get blackberries. We went picking every other day while they were in season and it is easy to say the kids got really sick of blackberries. They would complain and I would say “Aren’t you excited!? We are only going to come a hundred more times 🙂 Just think of the yummy jam these will make!” They also make fantastic cobbler.

I froze most of the berries because we were also in the middle of other harvesting projects. I finally got to making some jam today… Continue reading Blackberry Jam

Buy Organic? Our Balance…

For quite a few years I have listened to the organic produce debate and have shook my head in confusion. As a mom on a limited budget buying organic produce seemed out of my ability. I kept thinking “There has to be a balance here.”

Continue reading Buy Organic? Our Balance…