Super Bowl Tostada Party

Whether you are a Broncos fan, Seahawks fan or just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you might be pondering what to serve while the big game is on. Consider our Make Your Own Tostadas. They are super economical (about .40 each) and easy. If you prepare the toppings and bake the tostadas the … Continue reading Super Bowl Tostada Party

Super Bowl party on a budget

Super Bowl 2012 is set … the Giants and Patriots on February 5th. When it comes to the party, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a dedicated fan, or just socialize and watch the fun commercials. Check out our ideas for party planning on a budget! Set the mood with a little decorating … Use a … Continue reading Super Bowl party on a budget

Host a Super Bowl party for 12 for $20

Last week I challenged myself to come up with a Super Bowl party menu for 12 people that would cost $20 or less (not counting alcohol). I wanted a menu that I could serve to my friends, and one that didn’t take my whole Sunday to prepare. And … I did it! My sister says … Continue reading Host a Super Bowl party for 12 for $20

Fruit Pizza

You have to try this Fruit Pizza!  It really is one of the biggest recipe hits we have created for our Healthy and Homemade Calendar.  It is quick, easy, and uses common ingredients including whole grains (oatmeal).  Plus it tastes and looks fabulous. Since we introduced this recipe it has turned up at birthday parties, … Continue reading Fruit Pizza

Christine’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Favorites

We are having a lot of fun this month sharing our personal favorites from the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipe collection. Maintaining our website, app and blog is really fun and one of the best parts is trying out new recipes to share with all of you. Here are some of my favorites! I am … Continue reading Christine’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Favorites

Featured Recipe: Tzatziki with Pita Chips

Last month I went to a nice restaurant with my sisters and friends before a play. I ordered a Greek Salad plate. It was delicious, but as I looked at it I thought, “I could make this so easily at home”. The salad was a combination of romaine and other lettuces, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, … Continue reading Featured Recipe: Tzatziki with Pita Chips

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Have you ever heard of a chocolate cupcake that provides 60% of the Vitamin A you needed in a day? Today is your lucky day! My first experience with surprise cake was a layer cake made with spice cake mix and pumpkin pie spice. It tasted good. However, if it is not chocolate I usually … Continue reading Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Meals In 30 Minutes Featuring Sweet and Sour Rice

The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the busiest in the year. I like to make “all in one meals” on the stove that are quick and healthy. The recipes I look for include three or four food groups all in one dish. Most of the time I have enough left over to … Continue reading Meals In 30 Minutes Featuring Sweet and Sour Rice

Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potato fries. I like the flavor plus I’m getting great fiber and Vitamin A. They are one of those red/orange vegetables we are supposed to eat 5-6 cups of each week. Sweet potatoes cost more than white potatoes, but they are in-season in fall/winter so expect the best prices right now. Making … Continue reading Sweet Potato Fries

Save on your 4th of July Picnic

Whether it is a Superbowl party, a bridal shower, 4th of July, or Christmas, vegetable trays are always on the table. Recently my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and their party was  no different; a vegetable tray was on the menu. My original instinct was to go with the convenience of a pre-made vegetable tray … Continue reading Save on your 4th of July Picnic

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