The Grocery Fairy & Miracles

As a general rule of thumb I believe it is good sense to learn how to manage with what you have, without expecting special miracles.  There are times and places…

Loaded Potato Balls

Hellooooooo bite-size loaded potato goodness! If you have been reading this blog, you know that last week I featured “Cheesy Ranch Potatoes” which… I still haven’t come up with a…

FALL TREAT: Pumpkin Cookie & Cream Cheese Icing

I always look forward to autumn. The temperature is always perfect, whether it’s crisp and cool or those last golden rays of sunshine wrapping you in their warmth before the…

The Great Deception: What a Wife Should Be

  I used to think the things that made a good wife were extremely impressive meals, great decorating, and sparkling houses at all times. That’s probably because that’s precisely what…

SUCCESS: Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

 Invented, tweaked, and hubby approved- All I need now is a “blow-you-away name” for these heavenly taters! Tonight, my husband and I had Ranch Chicken and Cheesy Ranch Potatoes to…

Name Brand Weaning: Journey to Generic

I have a built in radar for generic items. I believe I inherited it from my Dad. You can not fool this girl with store brand goods. When I was…

SIMPLE SNACK: Single Serve Rice Krispie Treats!

Among my husband’s many fine and virtuous qualities is his unbeatable frugality. That is why he handles the money in this house. I have always been good with money, but…

Staple Meal: Poppy Seed Chicken

      You will probably discover, eventually, in this blog that we eat a lot of chicken. There are several reasons for this. 1) We both like it. 2) It’s versatile….

SUCCESS! Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade!

I LOVE Strawberry Lemonade! The problem is I don’t often find it with the flavor I love. I don’t like it sour, bitter, or flat. I love it SWEET. When…

The Magical Moment You Become Wonder Wife

Every girl dreams of that day when her knight in shining armor whisks her away on a black stallion (or white!) and they ride off into the sunset together toward…