Food/Cooking, Gardening, Home And Garden, Thrifty

Food Forest Gardening

As I've been transitioning into the stay-home order here in Washington state, I've been doing all the normal things I'd do on my days off from work, but I've also been watching a ton of Youtube. Everything I watch on Youtube is something I want to learn - either some new skill or things about… Continue reading Food Forest Gardening

Advice, Being Self Employed, Food/Cooking, Home And Garden, Self Care, Self Improvement, Thrifty, Uncategorized

Covid19 Stay-Home and Lifestyle Thoughts

A few years ago I had FOMO (fear of missing out) and didn't know it. I didn't have the money to go to restaurants, bars, vacations, movies. I didn't have a partner to share all these good times with like everyone else seemed to. I'd dread the weekends thinking everyone else was out having the… Continue reading Covid19 Stay-Home and Lifestyle Thoughts

Advice, Food/Cooking, Home And Garden, Self Care, Thrifty, Uncategorized

Follow-Up On Walmart Grocery Pick-Up

On my first post on Walmart Grocery Pick-Up, I left off with not being able to schedule a time due to increased demand so I was going to try back later. I tried back the next morning and was able to schedule the pick-up for 2 days later. The instructions said to get their app… Continue reading Follow-Up On Walmart Grocery Pick-Up

Food/Cooking, Home And Garden, Thrifty, Uncategorized

Walmart Grocery Shopping Online & Pick-Up Experience

One of the things I planned to do in protecting myself from CoronaVirus is to shop online for my groceries and do the pick-up service. This is not something I was open to before because I like looking for deals and picking out my own fresh produce. But I'm trying to stay away from large… Continue reading Walmart Grocery Shopping Online & Pick-Up Experience

Homemade Convenience Food, Uncategorized

Personal Pizza Homemade Convenience Ideas

Pizza is one of my favorite foods.  I make it at least once a week. I've been single for a long time so if I make a regular size pizza I will will eat too much. The solution for this was to make a batch of pizza dough and freeze dough balls that will fit… Continue reading Personal Pizza Homemade Convenience Ideas

Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

Homemade Soft Butter Spread

I am a butter person.  As we all know, butter does not spread well.  I've searched for a soft butter spread at the grocery store for a long time, but they all contain water which makes my toast or popcorn soggy. I remember my grandma always had butter on the counter at room temperature and… Continue reading Homemade Soft Butter Spread

Christmas, Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

Easy Does It Christmas Recipes

Easy Does It Christmas Recipes By Monica Resinger *Note: I used to publish a home and garden e-zine from approximately 1998 until 2007. During that time I was married and raising my children. My kids are now adults and I am divorced. This is one of the articles I published in the e-zine during that… Continue reading Easy Does It Christmas Recipes

Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

The Benefits of Crock-Pot Cooking w/Recipes (from 2001)

*Note: I used to publish a home and garden e-zine from approximately 1998 until 2007. During that time I was married and raising my children. My kids are now adults and I am divorced. This is one of the articles I published in the e-zine during that time. Just wanted to let you know in… Continue reading The Benefits of Crock-Pot Cooking w/Recipes (from 2001)

Homemade Convenience Food, Thrifty, Uncategorized

Homemade Convenience Food: Bagel Pizzas

Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods and now I can bring it to work with me for lunch with no hassle. I simply toast bagel halves, spread on store-bought pizza sauce, add toppings and shredded cheese.  Toasting the bagels helps them to not get soggy from the pizza sauce. Once assembled, I… Continue reading Homemade Convenience Food: Bagel Pizzas

Food/Cooking, Homemade Convenience Food

Homemade Convenience Food Series #2: Banana Bread

I don't have a lot of time in the mornings before work and never feel like doing food prep so it's wonderful to be able to just grab and go. Since being single, I can't count the number of times I've made banana bread and ended up throwing some of it away because it got… Continue reading Homemade Convenience Food Series #2: Banana Bread

Food/Cooking, Homemade Convenience Food, Thrifty

Homemade Convenience Food Series #1: Sweet Tea

I save single serve bottles from when I purchase beverages from a store (like Gatorade, tea or soda). Then I make a large batch of sweet tea, let it cool, pour it into the saved and cleaned bottles and refrigerate.  Then I have the convenience of grabbing a bottle for work or when I get… Continue reading Homemade Convenience Food Series #1: Sweet Tea

Food/Cooking, Self Care

Freezing Meals The Simple Way

Lately I've been inspired by Youtubers that are taking a day to cook and prepare many frozen meals for later use.  This would have been really good for me to do back when I was raising my family.  Now that my family is raised and I'm single, at first I thought it would be of… Continue reading Freezing Meals The Simple Way

Food/Cooking, Thrifty

Easy Cold Brewed Coffee

I love iced coffees!  I've never liked the price of iced coffees.  A long time ago I started making my own special coffee drinks at home.  Learned how to make simple syrup and bought an espresso machine and have been using it for years. I recently learned of cold brew coffee and did a search… Continue reading Easy Cold Brewed Coffee

Food/Cooking, Thrifty

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe / What’s Your Favorite Sauce Recipe?

I'm a fan of Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce and one day wanted to make a barbecue chicken pizza and found I didn't have a drop of Sweet Baby Ray's.  I didn't feel like making a trip to the store and had remembered seeing or hearing (can't remember where) that barbecue sauce is just ketchup… Continue reading Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe / What’s Your Favorite Sauce Recipe?