budget burritos

David and I love to eat at Chipotle and Bell Street Burritos.  But because it’s more frugal to eat in than out, we often create our own Chipotle-style burritos or rice bowls at home.  Beans and brown rice are a delicious, frugal, and easy crockpot meal and are good wrapped up in a tortilla, but […]

Cinnamon Almond Granola

When my flight out of Milwaukee was cancelled yesterday evening, I ended up in a rental car driving all night back to home.  I finally arrived around 5:45 am… Not the best trip ever, but better than being stuck there for another day.  The crazy night meant that my eating and sleeping patterns are all gone […]

Tangy Dressing

Mix, then taste and adjust as desired: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese 3 tsp spicy brown mustard This simple dressing goes well with lots of things – Last night I drizzled it over already-split baked potatoes for a flavorful alternative to butter, bacon, cheese and sour […]

Sourdough Bread

After many failed loaves which ranged from thick and chewy to completely inedible, I finally made good sourdough bread.  I was beyond excited – just ask my sister.  I may or may not have danced around the kitchen and eaten approximately half of the smaller loaf. There’s just nothing like fresh-out-of-the-oven bread. You can make […]