Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

This is a great meal for those evenings when you are at home, but too busy to spend time cooking.  (Like when you have 3 crazy little kids who demand all your attention)  It takes […]

Learning the scientific method while trying to catch a bird…

Before summer started I asked my son what he wanted to do over break.  What was the only thing he wanted to do? Catch a bird.  Why? I have no idea, but as soon as […]

Green Valley Book Fair School Supply Deals!

If you are local to Harrisonburg/Rockingham and have school-age kids or you are a teacher you need to head to the Green Valley Book Fair fast!  For the first time they have school supplies and […]

Grocery Deals, my shopping trip, and my menu for the week

This weekend I shopped at Kroger because they had a great price on chicken breasts, fruit and diapers.  I forgot to take a picture of my trip but I totally went over budget and spent […]

Slow cooker salsa chicken

The following recipe is one of my favorite busy night dinners. A friend brought us this dinner right after my oldest was born and so it’s also my go-to dinner when I need to take […]

Big list of Free and Cheap summer activities! 

As you know, I’m all about FREE or really cheap stuff! My summer calendar is getting pretty full and I thought I’d share some events with you!This is a work in progress, but I wanted […]

Groceries for $26.88 and my menu for the week

This week I didn’t see anything at any of the groceries stores that were at a “stock up” price.  I decided to just buy the basics and eat mostly from my stocked items in the […]

4 meals from 1 pork roast for under $20 total

This week we ate A LOT of pork, but I cooked it in 4 completely different ways! Day 1: Pork roast served over quinoa Day 2: Chinese stir fry and homemade pork egg rolls Day […]

Are you ready if you have to evacuate?

This afternoon I had the rare opportunity to live out the question “If you had 5 minutes to evacuate your home, what would you take?”. Before today I would have answered with a whole list […]

Easy Chicken in Foil

This is one of my Mom’s recipes. Each serving is cooked in its own little foil packet. It might be one of the first things I learned to cook!  The great thing about this dinner […]