Easy Basic Goulash Recipe

As the weather is changing, so do the types of meals that we prepare. This “Goulash” is another one of our family favorites.  Yes, I know that traditional goulash is more of a soup or stew, but that’s just the name we adopted for this dish.  There are usually leftovers …

Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Here is a special weekend post with a super-easy meal idea.  All you need is three ingredients to make this delicious version of a classic sandwich (plus some bread).  Our weekends are always packed, both with family fun and side hustling to make extra money.  We depend on meals that …

Cheap And Easy Party Treats For New Year’s Eve

I heard today that Olive Garden in New York City is charging $400 a person on New Year’s Eve.  Holiday parties can get expensive, but that is just ridiculous!  We were invited to spend the evening with a few other families in our neighborhood.  It will be a potluck style …

Frugally Resourceful: Crabapple Jelly & Hard Cider

A few weeks ago, I happened to glance out of the front window at our crabapple tree.  The apples were starting to ripen and fall to the ground.  It was about time to start our yearly ritual of raking them up and disposing of the apples.  I remember one day …

3 Ingredient, Quick & Easy “Cabin Chicken”

The majority of my childhood summers were spent in a log cabin in the woods.  As the oldest, I was often in charge of preparing dinner for my siblings.  The cabin was great, but we had no oven or stove, only two small hotplates.  In addition, the pantries were limited to fairly basic ingredients as …

What To Do With Extra Zucchini – Brownies!

The hard work is paying off . . . we’ve started harvesting fresh vegetables from our garden.  It’s a great feeling to provide your family with delicious, homegrown food without having to swipe the credit card.  The first “fruit” of our labor was some crispy green beans.  Then, in the …

10 Cheap And Easy Cookout Ideas For The Fourth of July

We received a last minute invitation to a cookout back on Memorial Day.  I brought some ordinary Rice Krispie treats and sliced watermelon, because they were cheap and easy to prepare.  With the Fourth of July coming up, I’ve compiled a list of recipes that are a bit more impressive for a …

Keeping It Simple: Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli

I aim to share recipe ideas that are simple, quick, and cheap.  Also, they must be toddler-friendly.  One favorite at our house is this yummy meal that basically cooks itself in the crockpot.  It was perfect for when we stayed at a cabin last summer, with leftovers to heat up for lunch the following day.

Keeping It Simple: Spanish Tortilla

The Spanish Tortilla (also referred to as a Spanish omelette or tortilla de patatas) is an easy, cheap meal or appetizer.  It is great for using up leftover meats, cheeses, and vegetables.  The Spanish Tortilla is not especially healthy, but it is delicious.  In Spain, they eat this hot or cold, at any time …

Working Towards A Simple Life

What drives you?  Some dream of status, power, and expensive things.  I used to work towards those meaningless goals based on a blind assumption that they would lead to happiness and fulfillment.  Now, I dream of freedom. There are so many days I’ve wasted inside a small office, under artificial …