Cooking with fresh herbs makes all the difference. When I was growing up, my parents only cooked with dried herbs. I never knew how delicious food could be until I was an adult and started experimenting with herbs. The freshness and flavor of fresh herbs can't be matched by dried herbs. During the summer, we love growing several rows of herbs so we can eat them fresh through … [Read more...] about 15 Best Indoor Hydroponic Grow Systems and Garden Kits 2019
In our kitchen, our rule is don’t buy uni-taskers. If it’s not a tool I can pull out for many different uses, I don’t have the room to store it. Our Cuisinart food processor comes out all of the time! If you’ve never owned a food processor, you need to. It will change your cooking world. It’s amazing the recipes you can create with it. As a home cook, it’s one of my … [Read more...] about Best Budget Cuisinart Food Processor 2019
One of the greatest things about summer is the availability of fresh produce. Whether grown in your backyard or bought at the farmer’s market, nothing tastes better than earth-grown, sun-kissed, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. For Mother’s Day, my husband and kids gifted me a spiralizer, aka spiral slicer. As one who loves new kitchen gadgets, I had been giving hints, … [Read more...] about 6 Best Spiralizers and Spiral Slicers for Making Vegetable Noodles
Spending less on groceries equals going hungry, right? Wrong. I spend less than average on groceries, but I do it without skipping meals or using coupons. We eat delicious, filling meals every day of the week. If you feel like your food spending is out of control, you can change it. But like other areas of money management, reducing grocery spending requires a new way of … [Read more...] about How To Reduce Your Grocery Budget Without Coupons
Almost 20 years ago, I sat in the kitchen of my sister-in-law, staring at the calendar on her wall. Their meals for the week were written on the corresponding days. I was a sophomore in college, eating cans of chili, packages of ramen, and pancakes from a giant, Costco-sized bag of pancake mix. The idea of planning out the week of food seemed like some serious, next level … [Read more...] about Family Meal Planning–Four Fun Ways to Plan Your Family Meals!