Category Archives: How To

The Mystery Behind Microwaves

I remember our first microwave. It weighed 800 pounds , had a dial instead of a touch pad—and I thought it had to be the neatest thing since sliced bread! My, how things have changed! They now make microwaves small enough to carry in your car and plug into your cigarette lighter for tailgating! It seems every kitchen has this appliance. The  need for quick meals and snacks has increased with our fast lifestyles. I can’t imagine living without one. Frequently, we

Making Healthy Eating a Reality: Ode to the Slow Cooker

The Slow Cooker is a fabulous invention!  When I do my meal planning for the week and there's a day that's super busy, my slow cooker is the solution.  Having a hot, homemade, healthy, and delicious meal waiting for me at the end of a long day is glorious.  On my drive home from work, I'm still absorbed in the events of the day.  But then I open the door into our house and the tantalizing smells of dinner immediately

Grocery Store Money Saving Tips

December always sneaks up on me and my banking account.  I always try to save extra money for buying gifts but I often forget about all the extra food costs that I accrue during this month.  Baking and holiday parties take a toll on our monthly food budget.  This year I am ready.   I have adjusted my monthly food budget and have brushed up on my grocery shopping money saving skills. One of the most important steps in saving money at