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How to Dry Basil (and Other Herbs)

Did you know you can dry basil in the microwave? Yes ma’am you can! In fact, there are several ways to dry basil (and other herbs) which I will share with you today! I know, I’m sharing two food tip posts in a row. But when I showed a picture of my basil drying on

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How to Cook an Egg in the Microwave: 60 Second “Fluffy Egg” (That Will Change Your Life!)

The other day I posted my “fluffy egg” recipe (if you can even call it that) on Instagram and Facebook. thousands of views and dozens of comments later, I realized this was a revolutionary tip to many of you…and I guess I should share it here as well! It’s important for me to give my kids a

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6 Things That are WORTH the Investment (and How to Find Them Cheaper!)

Truth be told, I’m cheap…but I’m no cheapskate (yes, there is a difference!).  While “cheapskates” will focus only on bottom line cost, being “cheap” means finding a way to get a valuable item you want and need…and not pay full-price for it! For the most part, most of what I own is second-hand, clearance, closeout, floor

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DISNEYLAND ON THE CHEAP: Part 2 – Prep, Packing, and Traveling (with kids!)

Welcome to PART 2 (of 3) of my Disneyland on the Cheap series! As you might know, we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time in February. I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid, and hardly remembered it. I was SO excited, but SO intimidated! What to pack? How much

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$1 Target find can save you hundreds! [MEAL PLANNING VIDEO]

We all know grocery shopping and cooking can make or break the bank! Before we got out of debt, meal planning just wasn’t in my vocabulary. We were spending WAAAAY too much money on food. I would grocery shop several times per week, buying whatever I felt like we want or needed for dinner that

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My Broccoli Secret: how to steam broccoli in record time!

Warning: this is a random post. As I mentioned in my Embracing Imperfections post, I’m working on posting those thousands of random quick tips that pop into my head, but never make it to the blog because it’s not elaborate, earth shaking, or flattering (as you’ll see in the video…trust me). So another fair warning

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How to make ground beef LEAN!

Since it’s Focus on Fitness Month now, I thought I’d share a quick and healthy tip that I’ve been doing for years, to make your ground beef lean! Sure, you can buy lean ground beef (and I certainly do when I can price-match it for a good deal). But did you know you can make

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