Tasty Sausage and Pasta Penne in 15 Minutes

Like yours, my life as been so crazy lately. We've been traveling, getting ready for back to school and in the middle of hustle and bustle of everyday life. The following post contains affiliate links. But in the midst of it all, I really do want to feed my family food that I can feel good about. Yesterday, the princess and I had the opportunity to go on a pool date with some friends. I said yes even though I knew it would be a tight turn around for date night later on. We planned on … [Read more...]

Brake for the Huckleberry Jam

On a recent trip to Wyoming, and on a quest to try something new on that trip, I tried some foods made from huckleberries. According to the locals, the bears swear by the stuff. Huckleberries grow in the northwestern United States from Wyoming to Canada and  just a few other states in between. They also need high elevations to grow so the scarcity is real. (The following contains affiliate links). Well, if it's good enough for the bears...it's good enough for me. Oh, and I also spotted … [Read more...]

Evolution Fresh: Juicing without a Juicer

Every once in a while I come across something in the grocery aisle that I have to tell you about. Last time, it was Mama Chia's vitality snack. Today however, I want to tell you about Evolution Fresh. Evolution Fresh sells juices, snacks and smoothies. I'm really loving the Evolution Fresh Sweet Green and Lemons. This juice packs a punch with ingredients like kale, lemon, cucumber, celery, apple, spinach and lime. If you didn't know, I have a fascination will all things kale as seen in … [Read more...]

Meet My New Squeeze: Mamma Chia

Every once in a while I come across something that woos me...in the grocery store that is. Finding snack options for healthy living can be a struggle for many so I thought that I would tell you about this snack I tried recently. It's called Mamma Chias' Chia Squeeze. The name "chia" comes from the fact that the squeezable snack food contains chia seeds. These seeds are known for their rich omega fatty acid content, contain lots of protein, antioxidants and are just plain good for you. … [Read more...]

December Grocery Sales Cycle

December is here! Time for cookie baking, tree decorating and gift buying and some much needed family time. I really hope that you enjoyed this series of grocery sales cycles as much as I did creating them. I have been tracking these grocery sales cycles for years and it was my hope to share it via an e-book. I later changed my mind and thought that the cycles would benefit more people in this blog post series. If you missed any of the other grocery sales cycles, you can find them all … [Read more...]

November Grocery Sales Cycle: What to Buy

We are in November! Can you believe it? We are entering my favorite time of year. Of course the biggest player this month is Thanksgiving. Let the parade of food begin. Here's what you can look forward to saving on this month in the November grocery sales cycle. Food There's a lot of yum on sale this month. Turkey, ham, flour, chocolate chips, soups, and broths. This is the time of year to stock up on baking supplies, foil paper, paper products...Tis the season of baking and … [Read more...]

October Grocery Sales Cycles: What to Buy

We are officially enveloped in everything fall. Bye bye summer. It was really epic while it lasted. This month conversations surround squashes, pumpkins, gourds, candy, sugar and spice and everything nice.   Food Nothing should surprise you here. On sale this month: Candy. Lots and lots of it. Also be on the look out for sales on canned soups, apples, squashes, pears, pumpkins, cranberries, Brussels sprouts and more. Specials on baking supplies are near too! So be on the look … [Read more...]

September Grocery Sales Cycles: What to Buy this Month

It's Labor Day weekend! And just like that summer is gone. I hope that you have been enjoying this series. There are only 4 months left. Here's what you can look forward to saving on this month. Food Thanks to Labor Day weekend: chicken, meats, sausage...just about anything that you can throw on the grill. And look out for condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressings, BBQ sauce and more. Summer is almost over and this is the last hurrah! Candy and lots of it as people start … [Read more...]

Simplify Back-to-School with this Easy Recipe + $50 Giveaway (closed)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Food Lion® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. Back-to-school is well...back! It's time for backpacks, pencils, field trips, reports, schedules and even a little bit of back-to-school chaos. One way you can simplify the back-to-school routine is by making easy to prepare meals during the week like my Make it Your Way Taco Bar. Taco's are not just for weekend fun. Try implementing "Taco Tuesdays" in your … [Read more...]

August Grocery Sales Cycle: What to Buy this Month

It's time to start thinking about back-to-school. Can you believe it? I am still celebrating in summer mode though. How about you?   Here is what you can look forward to saving on in August. Food Sodas, sports drinks, waters Fruit snacks, raisins and other small snacks for lunch boxes Berries, melons, peaches Office School and art supplies Health and Wellness Vitamins/supplements/cold medicine Fruits and Veggies Peaches Melons   If you want to know what other … [Read more...]