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Summer is here!  Summer is here!  Summer is here!  Bring on the picnics.  The baseball games.  The soccer games.  The pool days.  The vacations. All those things are fun.  But they can add to the craziness and hecticness of life.  And they can have an impact on your wallet.  One of my favorite ways to Read more


Wow – It’s May already!  (Well, practically).  The year is flying by.  Soon kids will be out of school.  Summer vacations will be had.  Pool days will be attended to.  Baseball and softball will be in full swing. Fireworks will be bursting in the air.  Man, oh man!  I’m ready!  I think. But first, I Read more

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Oh man, oh man, oh man.  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight?  How’s that going?  Still a resolution?  Fall off the diet wagon? Maybe you didn’t want to lose weight per se, but maybe you just wanted to eat healthier.  How is that going?  Getting in your fruits and veggies?  Making Read more


4 Weeks of Slow Cooker Meals!

I don’t know how long the slow cooker has been around, but it’s been treasured appliance by many a cook over the decades.  Its ability to take food, cook it for long periods of time without using your stove or oven space is wonderful!  It’s an appliance that I use often – at least 3-4 Read more


4 Weeks of Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Meals!

Have you read the story about the gal who lost 125 pounds by using the Instant Pot?  Now, she did a lot of other stuff too – it wasn’t ONLY about the Instant Pot, but the main takeaway is that the Instant Pot made it significantly easier for her to cook at home instead of Read more


2018!  Almost time to ring in the New Year again!  As I write this, the weather has been weirdly warm and not at all snowy, so it’s hard to believe we’re in the winter season, much less approaching the new year.  I’m sure that will change – us Nebraskans can’t go a whole winter without Read more


Here we are – staring down the barrel at the end of the year!  Which means it’ll be time to think about New Year’s Resolutions soon (if you’re into that kind of thing).  If this year is like last year, I’ll likely have 1 resolution: de-clutter!  There’s just something about the craziness of the holidays Read more