Stupid School Supplies Teachers Make Kids Buy

Are you one of “those teachers” who makes kids buy a list of specialty school supplies? If you’re a parent you know what I’m talking about–that school supply list a mile long. “Mom, I need a pink, purple, blue, cyan, and black seven...

Fall Menu Plan 2

Fall Soups and more… Tomato soup, beef barley soup, a roast chicken, stir fries, and salads. Welcome to Week Two of menu planning. Our goal is to have seasonal, chef-quality food. Done right, meals should be time-efficient, healthy, tastyand not break the bank....

Stir Fried Rice for Pennies (without the MSG)

Stir fried rice is Chinese takeout for pennies. Take out is expensive and takes time to pick up.  You don’t need it. You can have this stir fried rice instantly.  Rice is freezer friendly, so you can freeze any leftovers for this quick meal. I call this...

Low Carb & Lazy: One-Pot “Egg Rolls”

Who doesn’t love an egg roll? Home cooks, that’s who. I started making this recipe when I went keto for a year to test for health reasons. I had to be strict about it because it wasn’t a weight loss diet (though that’s a side benefit!) it was...

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom soup is a very simple soup for a cold day. I love to make beef and barley soup in the Instant Pot. This is an “I forgot to make dinner” meal or for one of those days when I’ve been doing my thing (I’m the vegetarian)...