Crunchy Granola Recipe

It can be challenging getting our days off to a good start. This easy Crunchy Granola Recipe is one way I can satisfy the healthy appetites of my hard working husband and growing children and not break the bank.   My husband has never been a fan of a heavy breakfast, but a bowl of … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Meals

Once a Month Cooking and my crockpot are two of the most important essentials for me when it comes to feeding my family. My friend Sarah, a.k.a. Sidetracked Sarah, has put together some fantastic recipes for the crockpot. She's married freezer cooking and slow cookers - isn't that brilliant?! Now … [Read more...]

Menu Planning – The Apron Strings Way

With a hungry family to feed, it is important for me to have my menus planned. Getting it down on paper, knowing the ingredients and supplies are on hand mean I don't have to store all the information in my head or make that last minute crazed dash to town. Menu planning simplifies my life. The … [Read more...]

Sunday Night Suppers + this week’s menu

Popcorn - our Sunday night supper. It's a family tradition, a carry over from my husband's growing up years. On Sunday nights, his mom popped big batches of popcorn, and if anyone was still hungry they could fix a sandwich or dig through the frig for leftovers. Sounded like a great tradition to me, … [Read more...]

Mexican Casserole and This Week’s Menu

As the mom of a larger-than-average family, I'm always on the look-out for recipes that will satisfy my brood without busting the budget. My Mexican Rice Casserole is one that meets that criteria. This dish was created many years ago when I had to 'make do' with what I had on hand. I typically have … [Read more...]