Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

My grandmother ran a restaurant out of her home in the 1950s. She continued catering and baking magnificent wedding cakes during the 1960s. She ended her culinary career as head baker for the local school district in the 1970s. My mother has been teaching other to cook, catering weddings and holding amazing dinner parties for decades. Me, well, I am a WAHM of five that has baked professionally, catered, and taught cooking classes. With generations of great cooks behind me, I continue to push my culinary limits while trying to keep up with the laundry four kids create (one is away at college). In the process, I am finding ways to save money, make things at home that I would have bought at the grocery store a few years ago, and still create delicious, homey foods. Recently, I was ordered to go gluten free by my doctor. I continue to cook full-flour for my family, but am finding it exciting to have this new challenge in the kitchen for gluten free me.

Tried and True Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

My favorite grilled meat, hands down is pork chops....more

Sweet Potato and Chicken Burritos

The weather here in Northern Florida has been in the low 90s all week and the forecast says it won’t get cooler than 85 over the next ten days....more

Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Have you noticed healthy foods sound more appealing if they have a dessert in the title?...more

Gluten and Refined Sugar Free Cinnamon Rolls Version 1.0

My brother was recently diagnosed with adult onset Type 1 Diabetes....more

Because Cats Eat, too: #WalmartLovesCats

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step and Meow Mix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our cat, Malcolm has been part of our family since we adopted him from the Humane Society in 2001....more

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin Roast

My son’s motto is “bury me in bacon.”...more

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies

In about a month and a half, my family is having its first family reunion....more

Chicken Pot Pie Lasagna

Necessity is the mother of so many of my recipes....more

Breakfast Sausage Meatballs and Rotini and Cookbook Giveaway

This month’s Pass the CookBook Club book is Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth of Love & Olive Oil....more

The Family Wedding Cake Recipe

This week is my 26th wedding anniversary and I am sharing the recipe for my wedding cake....more