Looking Forward to 2019; Making Goals for the New Year

OK, it’s almost the new year. January is the month that most people choose to change their financial situation, get healthier, get organized, etc. While looking forward to 2019 I like to just focus on three things. Let’s just keep this simple: 3,2,1 This is a simple, free printable that you can fill out and post where you will see […]

Weight Watcher Friendly Jerk Chicken Soup

If you have been over-indulging this holiday season, this is a great recipe to add into your meal plan over the next week or two. This Weight Watcher Friendly Jerk Chicken Soup is perfect for being low in points and yet, high in flavor. Even better? You make it in the Instant Pot! This is PERFECT to also take the […]

Create a Freezer Inventory List to Save Your Sanity

There are a lot of perks to having a chest freezer: you can take better advantage of sales on things that need to be frozen, buy more meat on sale and bake larger quantities of treats for future use. It really does pay for itself when you consider how small a freezer is in a freezer/fridge combo unit. One thing […]

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

After reading Green Enough, I have been working on more recipes for healthy stuff for the family. These Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are better for you than the offerings from Fiber One, Special Kay, Zone Perfect, Fit & Active, PowerBar and even Kashi. No fake sugars, no ingredients that can’t be pronounced, just real food for real tummies. You […]

Gumbo vs Jambalaya: What’s the Difference?

If you’re from Louisiana or have ever visited the state, then you know that there’s nothing quite like a bowl of gumbo or jambalaya. These two dishes are staples in Cajun cuisine and can be found on just about every restaurant menu in the region. But what’s the difference between gumbo and jambalaya? Gumbo vs Jambalaya? Which one is better? […]

The Best Instant Pot Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe to Try

Instant Pot Shrimp Lo Mein is a surprisingly fast twist on a classic Chinese take-out favorite. I know, it seems like a weird thing to think about, but it IS do-able and super tasty! It takes a fraction of the time that calling the local delivery does and is a heck of a lot friendlier on your wallet. Taking me […]