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Thick & Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

Thick & Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

  Today it's my pleasure to share with you my favorite Whole Wheat Waffle recipe. We just had these for breakfast today and I thought it would only be fair to share! I woke up to the sound of a coughing little boy. I soon found a coughing little boy snuggled beside me in my bed. It was cold outside and we were snug as two bugs under the quilt that my grandmother made many years ago. It's a good way to begin a cold winter morning. After a while we decided to move the party to the couch. That's when I decided that we needed some hot, fresh waffles. Mmmm, with melted butter and real maple … Read More...

Chicken Fajitas you can make in just 15 minutes. It's a kid-friendly meal that will help you stick to a food budget.

15 Minute Chicken Fajitas

 Mmmm. Chicken Fajitas! Nobody will know how easy it was to make or how healthy they are! They'll just know that this is way better than takeout. (And you'll know it was way cheaper!) This is yet another one of those meals that I can make super-quick … Read More...

Mini Molten Lave Sundaes

Mini Molten Lava Sundaes

What's your favorite Dessert?  My son's favorite is a hot fudge sundae. My husband's favorite is a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. My daughter isn't much of a dessert eater. (She isn't much of an anything eater, bless her little heart.) So … Read More...

Here is a delicious whole wheat blueberry muffin recipe that was passed down from my grandmother. I tweaked it just a little to make it healthier but they are still fluffy and sweat, like a muffin should be.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

  The life of a food blogger can get cruel sometimes.    You may be jealous of me right now, thinking that I'm eating these wonderful whole-wheat blueberry muffins for breakfast. But you'd be wrong. Nope. No muffins today. Because, in order to have … Read More...

Getting tired of all your chicken recipes? How about a 20 minute meal that’s healthy and elegant? This Cranberry Chicken Recipe will not disappoint.

Cranberry Chicken

  Looking for a change of pace? Something quick to make but still healthy? Do we dare ask for all that plus something elegant enough to serve to guests? Not that your guests need elegant food. I'm sure they'd be happy with pizza and an enjoyable visit. … Read More...

Blueberry-Pecan Crisp

Blueberry-Pecan Crisp (No Refined Sugar)

  We've talked a little bit about resolutions and goals around here. I've mentioned that it's my goal to stick to a sort-of tight food budget. So far so good. It's amazing what a meal plan will do for your budget! Something else that keeps our food … Read More...

White Bean Chicken Chili:Beat the chill with delicious (and quick to make) chili.

White Bean Chicken Chili

  Raise your hand if you're sick of winter! I really shouldn't complain, I know it's much colder in other parts of the country, but I've gotten a little spoiled, having moved from Maine to Tennessee ten years ago. 30° is now cold to me! In my own … Read More...

Every bit as delicious as they are beautiful. Not overly sweet, which makes them hard to resist!

Raspberry Filled Almond Thumbprint Cookies

 Need an amazing and beautiful dessert for your next  dinner party? (And when I say dinner party I mean, the next time you have friends over for tacos.) These Raspberry Filled Almond Thumbprint Cookies are my newest favorite dessert. I really think I … Read More...

Creamy, Sweet, Tangy coleslaw. A perfect side dish for barbecue. www.eatbetterspendless.com

Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw

  Sometimes an ordinary meal just needs a simple side dish to make it a meal to remember. Enter: Apple-Cranberry coleslaw. Crunchy Creamy Sweet Tart Healthy (???) Cheap Bee-you-ti-ful! Did I mention it's easy to make? You … Read More...

My one goal this year is to stick to the food budget. My go-to strategy is to use my monthly meal plan.

Meal Plan For January

It's time to share my monthly meal plan. But first... Happy New Year! Have you written your goals for the year? I haven't gotten very detailed with my goals this year like I usually do. I think it's because instead of lots of separate … Read More...

Freezer-Friendly-Cottage Pie: A comforting and easy meal that can be made gluten free.

Freezer-Friendly Cottage Pie

Healthy comfort food? I still remember one night (many years ago) that I served this for dinner. I didn't think for a minute that I was serving comfort. I just thought I was serving dinner. But when we finished dinner, my husband, who had apparently had … Read More...

Pecan Pie Bars-Made on a delicious shortbread crust. You may never make Pecan Pie again after you’ve tasted these!

Pecan Pie Bars

     If you love shortbread cookies, and even if you don't love pecan pie, you need to try these Pecan Pie Bars. They always come out right, and they always disappear quickly. I'm posting these today as a virtual birthday gift for my sister Melissa. … Read More...

Simple Cornbread Dressing--Easy, delicious, and best of all, you can make it a day ahead and simplify your holiday baking.

Simple Cornbread Dressing

  This is a picture of a personal triumph. I finally made cornbread dressing! I mean I finally made cornbread dressing that didn't go in the trash can. For years I hopelessly tried to make a dressing that is at least “close enough” to my … Read More...

Easy Southwest Chicken Soup

Easy Southwest Chicken Soup

The thing about soup is that it's a "comfort food", which means, you sometimes just really need some soup. Not an hour from now, and most definitely not from a can. (Seriously, don't do that.)  But soup can take a while to cook. And, despite its humble … Read More...