For peanut butter lovers around the nation tomorrow marks the biggest holiday of the year - National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Yes, there is a whole day dedicated to peanut butter and the lovers of this treat. I will admit I am a peanut butter lover. At any given moment you will find 4-5 jars of peanut butter in our cupboard. If you want to join in the National Peanut Butter Lover's Day celebrations, you will need some peanut butter recipes. Fear not, I am here to help. Here are my top ... 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
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
Looking to save money each month? Start with the grocery store aisles.
If you are looking for ways to save money each month, the grocery store is a great place to start. Unlike car or mortgage payments which tend to be fixed amounts, the amount of money you spend at the grocery store is something you can control. It is important we find ways to save money at the grocery store because the price of food continues to rise. Just this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that peanut butter is going up 24 – 30%. We need to do all we can to save money at the ... Continue Reading