Menu Planning

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

One of the most killer items on any household budget is that innocuous-sounding little entry entitled: Groceries. The ever-increasing price of a carton of eggs and a gallon of milk aside, what really starts blowing zeros into that particular line item are the “everyone is starving, I’ve got one hour to get us fed, grab […]

Planning the Perfect Fall Soiree

Planning the Perfect Fall Soiree

I simply adore this time of year. The cool, crisp fall air, the changing leaves and pumpkins everywhere, festive fall coffee flavors in all my favorite coffee shops…what’s not to love? Coming from Texas—where our seasons consisted of hot, hotter and a little less hot—this first Montana fall is especially exciting. Given my affinity for […]

Back-to-School: Meal planning by the month

Back-to-School: Meal planning by the month

With “back-to-school” looming in front of us – only two weeks until the first day of kindergarten for us (sniffle) – and various sports practices already underway, not to mention the daily rigmarole that comes with life, it became increasingly obvious that we needed a new plan. As the list kept growing I realized I needed to bring […]