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Get your food budget in check!

We are focusing on reducing our spending allowance for food.  This isn’t an easy one for me as I love to cook and I look forward to the entire process of enjoying a meal with those I love.  I’m a total foodie.  However, this is also one of the easiest ways to put some extra money…… Continue reading Get your food budget in check!

Dinner · healthy · Homestead · Lunch · Recipes · weight watchers

“Indian” Spiced Shrimp over Riced Garlic Cauliflower-Weight Watchers Friendly

This morning, my husband left for work and took our son’s car seat with him.  That meant, we were stuck at home without any way to get groceries.  So, we had to work with what we had in the house to make a healthy lunch.  I put together this recipe by taking pieces of a…… Continue reading “Indian” Spiced Shrimp over Riced Garlic Cauliflower-Weight Watchers Friendly

Appetizer · breakfast · Dinner · family · Homestead · Instant Pot · Lunch · Recipes

This Girl Takes on Tamales

Tamales Have you ever tried to get a recipe for tamales from someone you know who actually makes them?  I assure you, this is not an easy task.  I have requested a tamale recipe from many friends and acquaintances over the years.  Every time I ask, I hear a variation of these responses: My family would…… Continue reading This Girl Takes on Tamales

Appetizer · Appetizers · chickens · Crockpot · Dinner · family · Homestead · Instant Pot · Lunch · Recipes

Crack Chicken-Instant Pot Style

I finally am brave enough to make a real meal in the Instant Pot!  I’ve heard great things about Crack Chicken, so I modified it a bit for the Instant Pot.  It is GOOD and you only need a few ingredients.  Oh, and it takes about 45 minutes to make from start to the dinner…… Continue reading Crack Chicken-Instant Pot Style

Dinner · gardening · healthy · Homestead · Lunch · Recipes

Soups On!

The days are getting cooler (or at least the mornings are) and I’m ready for fall!  I am also looking to drop a few pounds so I decided to give Weight Watchers The Classic Garden Vegetable Soup a try.  I found it in the weightwatchers 50th anniversary cookbook (one of my favorite cookbooks). To be…… Continue reading Soups On!