Holidays

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

  A simple, buttery, french toast cinnamon roll love child drizzled with naturally-sweetened cream cheese frosting. Inexpensive enough to serve a crowd, but decadent enough to make this morning special.   This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a small compensation if you […]

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

When you’re trying to save money and eat healthy, holidays are a struggle. During Easter, I feel like stores throw every kind of baby animal-shaped chocolate at my face. Between that and my inexplicable love for malted milk balls in the shape of robins eggs, […]

Frugal, Real Food Super Bowl Ideas

Frugal, Real Food Super Bowl Ideas

  Are you the person who goes to the Super Bowl for the football or for the food? Because that’s a thing. You know which you are. If you’re the food type, you don’t even know which teams are playing until just after you arrive […]

10 Frugal, Healthy Meals for Post-Holiday

10 Frugal, Healthy Meals for Post-Holiday

  Every year, when we traipse to the frozen tundra that still holds most of my family captive, I tell myself something. I tell myself that staying at grandma’s house doesn’t mean I have to eat like a 5 year-old. And for the most part, […]

How to Freeze Buttercream Frosting

How to Freeze Buttercream Frosting

  Don’t throw away that extra frosting! Here’s how you can easily freeze buttercream frosting for up to 3 months. A simple way to save money.     Did you ever make frosted Christmas cookies? Or frosted birthday cakes? When I was growing up, buying […]

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

  One fall, before kids, steady housing, and other adult responsibilities, it was just me and Chris. Our budget was so tight it was suffocating, but we had some cash saved from our wedding. Instead of using our carefully squirreled money on something practical, like […]

Stocking Stuffers That Help You Save Money & Eat Healthy

Stocking Stuffers That Help You Save Money & Eat Healthy

  The first Christmas stocking I remember was one of those long, skinny knitted ones that everyone had in the 80’s. Do you remember those? Do you remember why they went out of style? It was because the insides were a series of loose strings […]

Make Old Favorites Better: Swap for Real Food Ingredients

Make Old Favorites Better: Swap for Real Food Ingredients

  How to Substitute for Frugal, Real Food Ingredients. As my family transitioned to real food, we swapped many ingredients for baking with healthier substitutes. Here are some tips I’ve found extremely valuable.     When I was 12, my mom was basically terrified of […]