I have a friend that is teaching me how to make some typical Mexican dishes. Tinga is one of my favorite dishes. They eat this meal as part of “comida” (eaten about 3pm) or for “cena” (eaten about 8 or 9pm). I love how easy this chicken tinga tostada recipe is to make - and that it makes a lot of food for our family. We have enough for dinner and then leftovers for a few days. This will make at least 40 tostadas. Chicken Tinga Tostadas Ingredients: 2 boneless/skinless chicken ... Continue Reading
A delicious Chicken Tinga Tostada recipe that makes 40 tostadas.
Quick tips for easy meal planning by implementing a master grocery list.
Making a grocery shopping list isn't always easy, and sometimes can be a downright bore of a chore. But there are a few simple tips you can use to easily create your meal plan for the week - and save a little time and money in the process: Make a Master List One day I sat down and wrote out all the meals we like to eat. I made a list of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, side items, and snacks. I created this list so I could easily go down the list of foods to create our meal plan. This also ... Continue Reading
Try this beef and broccoli recipe for a nutritious family dinner.
It's another of our Fake Out Take Out recipes. Piggy-backing off the Orange Chicken dish, this Beef and Broccoli stir fry is a staple at our house. All three of my kids love it for dinner and they often eat more broccoli than beef. Which is great, because broccoli is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. This is another meal that takes less than 45 minutes to prepare and cook. Try it as a way to incorporate ... Continue Reading
Bread machine recipes for croissants, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and more.
Sure, it's easy to make dough or bread in the bread machine - but what about other foods? Here are some of my favorite time-saving recipes that are easy to make at home in your bread machine. Note: Make sure you read the instruction for your bread machine to know how to add your ingredients. Pizza Dough One of my favorite recipes is for pizza dough. I can also use it for calzones or garlic knots. Ingredients: 1 cup warm water ¼ cup oil 3 cups of all purpose flour (you ... Continue Reading
Use batch cooking to save time and money in preparing recipes for your family.
Batch cooking is a great way to spend a little extra time to save a lot of time and money later. Once the food is prepared, all you need to do is prepare and serve later. And even better, there's less clean up. Here are a few batch cooking recipes I love to whip up: Pancakes I have never been that great at making pancakes. For some reason they never cooked inside but they were always brown on the outside - until I found this recipe. This recipes makes a ton of pancakes. Once they are cooled, I ... Continue Reading
With a little research you can save some money on your next flight.
Have you ever needed to book a flight and didn’t even know where to begin? My husband travels a lot, so I usually get to find the best flight for his trip. I also like to find the best price. Here are the tips and tricks I use when searching for a flight. Start With Your Destination I always start at Kayak.com to discover what airlines fly to my destination. It's a great site without being too overwhelming. When I look at Kayak, I can get a general idea of what the ticket will cost. It is ... Continue Reading
Traveling with kids doesn’t need to be a hassle. With these tips your next trip will be a breeze.
I have traveled several times with my kids, alone and with my husband, and I want to share some things I have learned that have made traveling with kids a lot easier. Traveling with kids does not have to be a stressful event. I think as long as you are prepared you can get through almost anything. Before my older son turned 2 we flew from Mexico to Florida several times. Many of those trips we without my husband so here are some of the things I learned: When we fly the kids get some sort ... Continue Reading