Cutting Up A Pineapple


We used to buy our pineapple already cut up in tubs at Sam’s Club. Buying a pineapple and cutting it up myself saves about $5 per pineapple. I feel like I have a… Continue reading

Cheesy Potato & Broccoli Soup


I am not a soup person, but my husband loves it. Yesterday in Bismarck when our high temp was -14 or so he decided he wanted soup for lunch–and for once I agreed!… Continue reading

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn


Here’s one of my Sam’s Club finds from last night–caramel corn WITHOUT high fructose corn syrup! They make it with brown rice syrup, and their website says they also use all natural ingredients,… Continue reading

Maple Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal


Wow is this stuff good! Ingredients (for 2 servings) 1/2 cup steel cut oats 1 3/4 cup water 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1/2-3/4 cup pecan halves 1/4 cup milk (I use almond or… Continue reading

Garlic Brown Rice


This recipe makes 3 servings. Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup uncooked short-grain brown rice 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 1/2 tsp) 3/4 cups water 1 (13 3/4-ounce) can chicken broth 1/2… Continue reading

Bon Bons


I grew up with these! Christmas is never complete unless there’s bon bons. I remember as a kid when my mom made these, she’d cool the pans of undipped bon bons in the… Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes


I’ve always loved potatoes, just not sweet potatoes. This recipe makes me love sweet potatoes now too! It’s really simple, you just need an hour to do the baking. That’s where we run… Continue reading

Uncle Sam’s Chicken


DJ was watching football today and saw a commercial for BWW. He wanted chicken–but instead of asking if I wanted to go out, he asked if I would make some chicken strips! Instead… Continue reading

Food Portioning


Here’s one of my Sam’s Club finds–chicken sausage! I like to have everything individually packaged, and here’s how I do it. The sausage comes in three packages of five. For some people, cooking… Continue reading

Rip’s Big Bowl


We discovered Rip on the documentary Forks Over Knives. There are lots of great recommendations, recipes and ideas on this website as well as The Engine 2 Diet. He’s promoting a vegetarian approach,… Continue reading

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