how to grind beef

Grind your Own Meat

If you've got a KitchenAid stand mixer, adding a KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers (affiliate link) lets you easily grind your own meat so you know what you're getting. Essentially, you cut the meat into cubes or strips that … [Read More...]


The Quick Start Guide to Saving Money on Food

When you run into a month where there's "more days than money" here are some quick tips to help you cut back on your grocery bill. Make an inventory of what you have on hand Look in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Make a list of every meal … [Read More...]

Chicken Fajitas

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas

I made these chicken fajitas the other night for dinner and they were so good!  Quick and easy, too, which makes a great combination for a weeknight dinner. I had a friend coming over so did all the prep ahead of time, letting the chicken and … [Read More...]

Greek Chicken Tenders

Pasta with Ricotta Cheese

My eldest asked that I make this. She remembered that she used to love it and asked for it so many times she finally got sick of it.  She said she also remembered taking it to the pool to eat at room temperature. At dinner tonight she said it was as … [Read More...]

cheddar soup

January Cheddar Soup and Spinach Salad

Well, the new year started with a big nothing here as I lay on the couch with what turned into bronchitis.  But all's better now and I'm ready to cook!  I saw this Vermont Cheddar Soup on Sassy Radish. I didn't change the recipe at all, except that I … [Read More...]

Just Learning to Cook? Start Here

Read my quick start article and then explore the site for some new recipes to try.

Slash Your Food Bill

Do you need to slash your food bill? I've been there, more than once. I've had to track every penny and experiment with cheap cuts of meat I didn't know how to cook and new vegetables I hadn't eaten before. So I started keeping notes on our favorites recipes. I also started writing articles on various money-saving tips and techniques.