Found! Yummy Spicy Quick & Easy Lentil Side Dish

Manic:  Finding a zesty side dish that isn’t the same ol’ thing like potatoes or broccoli again that my family will eat…and like!  This could also easily be a main dish as well. Managed:  Stopped at the tasting sample section at my local Trader Joe’s and found a surprising combination that is simple to make […]

Quick & Easy Foods To Bring To A Holiday Dinner

Manic:  You have been invited to a friend’s Thanksgiving dinner but you don’t have a lot of time to prepare something elaborate.  Or perhaps you have a long road trip planned to get to your family’s Christmas celebration.  In both cases, you want to bring something festive and fun, but you don’t have a lot […]

Pet Products & More That Are Green For Earth Day & Everyday

As I continue to recognize Earth Day this week, here are some ideas that reduce our pets’ carbon pawprints with a few products that are green and good.  Plus I found a company that will recycle those super popular Keurig K cups that so many of use for our morning coffee and many other green […]

Quick Pasta Recipe That Tastes Like You Worked Hours On It!

Manic:  Looking at this year’s very tight budget with the lower paycheck due to the government’s payroll tax increase and realizing that our first-born will need a car next year and starts college in just three years!  Time to tighten the purse strings! Managed:  Contributing to our new budget demands by cooking a lot more […]

My Yummy Quick Salad with Help from Trader Joe’s

Manic:  Trying to get a ton done before the kids start summer vacation, so I’m working hard at home and only have time for a quick homemade lunch. Managed:  Trying the taste test area that Trader Joe’s always offers last week and leaving with several ingredients that helped me turn an ordinary salad into one […]