Easy Homemade Chicken Stock (Slow Cooker Method)

I think I should change this blog to “Soup Lovers Anonymous.” I hope you like soup at least one tenth as much as I do. To continue on our soup loving adventure, I bring you chicken stock. The food blogging world has been abuzz with the use of chicken wings instead of leftover carcass or…

Garlicy Chicken Lentil Soup

Mmmmm this soup. Garlic abound, tons of flavor and just wonderful. It reminds me of what I’d order at a deli in New York. It warms your soul. You should make it. Oh, and it’s so cheap! Chicken thighs and lentils will not break the bank in the least. I didn’t modify it from skinny…

Homemade Sink and Tub Scrub and Air Freshener

I am very excited about the discovery of this scrub/air freshener and how I put it to use in my bathroom. I mix baking soda and some delicious and grime fighting antibacterial essential oils and inhale deeply. (I use orange and lemon.) Sitting on the counter of my bathroom, the whole place smells like citrus….

Attempted Budget-Savvy Meal Plan This Week

You will find our planned meals for this week below. Somehow, magically, our grocery bill is looking like it will amount to approximately $60 once we visit one more store mid-week for a few more items. We average about $150 a week normally, but we actually cleaned our fridge this weekend and found tons of…

Make Your Own Healthier Mexican Mocha (Or Warm Spiced Mocha)

Mmmmmm. Does the phrase Mexican Mocha mean anything to you? The basics are usually cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne added to a rich mocha base, a little chocolatey spice for your morning. Coffee shops in Texas almost all have some version of this. California was a little hit or miss. I realized how easy it’s been…

Frugal Fall Decorating: Lady and Gent Scarecrows

My daughter has been very interested in the seasons this year. She was aware of summer, as anyone would be in Texas. We told her it is now fall and that the leaves change, the weather gets cooler, halloween is soon to come, and pumpkins come into the store and in our food. Scarecrows started…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

DIY Lemon Tea Tree Oil All Purpose Cleaner

I wanted to re-publish this, as the original recipe had two products that I removed, one for cleaning purposes and one for safety. See updates below for details! I personally very much like the scent of lemon and tea tree oil. They both just smell so fresh and clean. This recipe is crafted from experience…