• Crockpot Sausage & Green Beans

    The convenience of the crockpot simply cannot be argued. I’ve always loved (and used) mine a lot but find myself drawn to it more and more the longer this quarantine drags on. I love to cook, but the honest truth is that these days are becoming longer and longer (with no real end in sight at the present time) and most days the idea of making dinner leaves me sighing…heavily. This crockpot option is the perfect one-pot situation. No need to make anything additional, unless a slice of garlic bread or bread stick strikes your fancy. I worked off the recipe from 365 Days of Slow & Pressure Cooking –…

  • Frugal Friday: Frozen Mashed Potatoes

    It’s been quite a while since I posted a ‘frugal Friday’ tip. In fact, the last one, shredded chicken, was nearly a year ago! Frugal is pretty well a way of life for us, but not everything lends itself to a blog post. Over the past weekend, however, I worked on a project in the kitchen that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. Frozen mashed potatoes! Fall is the best time of year to score potatoes on the cheap. It will happen again around the holidays, too. Keep your eyes open for these deals and once you score ’em, put all the savings to the best use! This happened for…

  • Frugal Friday: Shredded Chicken

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a frugal Friday tip. A recent sale on chicken sparked my memory and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you all. Bone-in, skin-on chicken periodically goes on sale for an unbelievable price. At my local grocery store, 88 cents per pound simply can’t be passed up. Thing is, I don’t cook bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts all that often. So, I got creative with how to make the most of this sale…AND it’s super simple. Stock up on several packages of the chicken breasts at the store. Then, cut the skins off and toss them in the crock pot. Once the…