Yogurt Coffee Cake Muffins

Tweaking a favorite coffee cake recipe, I came up with these tender, tasty muffins.  They freeze well and are handy to warm a few at a time to serve alongside eggs for breakfast or soup for lunch. Yogurt Coffee Cake Muffins 1/2 c. … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: A Date with My Daughter

My oldest is five, soon to be six.  She's in kindergarten.  She just lost her first tooth.  Her innocence is slowly being chipped away by worldly knowledge.  She's too darn smart. And she's growing up too darn fast. Just yesterday she and I had … [Keep reading…]

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Ditch the Cost of Convenience

Love the convenience, hate the price. I find myself saying that a lot lately.  Instead of lamenting our country's economic situation and its impact on my family, I'm slowly but surely trying to become more self-sufficient.  Learning to make or do … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meals, 3/25

Among a few other great deals, ground beef is on sale at Dillons this week for $1.99/lb. So let's make this a hamburger week, shall we? Also, all of the following recipes freeze well. Make double when you're preparing supper (you might consider … [Keep reading…]

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Virtual Great American Bake Sale

You know what?  People helping people really works for me! I've written before about stewardship, and the fact that each one of us has something to give.  I'm hooked!  Right now you can help Share Our Strength ensure that no child in America grows up … [Keep reading…]

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Gratituesday: Guardian Angels

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Already a believer in angels, today I am extra grateful for my daughter's special guardian. This morning we were waiting to pick up a friend after preschool when my 20-month-old scampered up the steps in the church.  Going through my mail, I didn't … [Keep reading…]

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are the perfect side dish to enjoy with grilled food, sandwiches, or barbecue flavors. Packed with protein and super easy to make, this frugal dish is also one I often take to potlucks.     … [Keep reading…]

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Tackle a Productive Morning

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I've learned something about myself over the last few years, which I posted here:  A nice, leisurely start to the morning does not work for me. I must get up and get productive because if it doesn't get done in the morning, it just might go … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of 3/23

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Our quick overnighter in Nebraska was a refreshing little break from the norm.  I was blessed to meet up with one of my readers and her sweet daughter for lunch on Saturday.  Cyber friends becoming real-life friends... certainly a Finer Thing! I'm … [Keep reading…]

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