20 Farm To Table Summer Salads

Summertime is prime time for fresh produce from your local farmers’ market, where you’ll find tomatoes, corn, summertime squash, asparagus, radishes, fruits, berries and so much more. With such fresh, local ingredients, easy summer salad recipes are practically begging to be made. An abundance of lettuce varieties and green leafy vegetables can serve as a salad base while you get creative with vibrant vegetables, juicy fruits, farm raised meats, farm fresh eggs, and hand-crafted cheeses. It is my absolute favorite time of the year to try new farmers market recipes. There just isn’t anything quite like farm to table produce! Continue Reading...

30+ Quick Meal Ideas For Families

If there is anything I know I am regularly looking for as a mom of many, it is not only healthy but also quick meal ideas. Between having 6 kids of my own and then adding some days 8 daycare kids in the mix some nights I can plan to have a monthly freezer meal to make, but some nights for one reason or another, it just doesn’t happen. So having some great ideas to quickly whip up are always such a blessing for us. Well they are also a money saver as well, since the alternative is going out Continue Reading...

100 Absolutely Awesome Crockpot Meals That Kids will LOVE

One of our favorite appliances in our big family is our crockpot!! Hands down our favorite, our dishwasher comes in a case second though. I love that I can just dump food into the crockpot in the morning and finally have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go at dinnertime. It seems like it couldn’t get much easier then that! Another great things about crockpot meals is that there are so many different types of recipes that you can make in them. You can make breakfast foods, soups, casseroles, breads, side dishes, the possibilities are really endless. Head over Continue Reading...

How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading...

How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I’m sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu’s for the next 5 weeks Continue Reading...

40 Wondrous Bread Recipes You Will Crave

Today I am going to share with you some amazingly delicious bread recipes that have been shared over time on the Inspire Me Monday linky party. This list includes gluten free, paleo friendly, flour and egg free recipes and many other great recipe ideas for everyone no matter what type of diet you are on!! We make bread every month and put it in the freezer to use for breakfasts or a healthy snack idea. Many of the recipes on this list would be great for that, but some would be best eaten right away. All of them look so Continue Reading...

50 Delightful, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I really feel strongly about my kids eating healthy breakfast ideas in the morning. I have multiple kids that work about 30 hours a week plus 4 of them work out in the gym multiple days a week. To keep up their strength and keep them from getting sick, healthy breakfast ideas are a MUST!! Since I don’t often have time to make breakfast for them I love finding breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time even better when they can be put into the freezer and pulled out the night before. This list of 50 healthy breakfast ideas Continue Reading...

40 Sensational and Warm Crock Pot Soup Recipes

In our house we eat a ton of soup recipes, especially during the fall and winter months. They are a great and inexpensive way to feed our big family. Most soup nights our huge crock pot is empty by the time that dinner is done now a days. Let me tell you having teenage boys who workout at the gym regularly, boy can they sure eat A LOT! Not only is it economical to make soup recipes, but cooking in the crock pot is something we do most nights during the month since we have a busy schedule in our Continue Reading...

25 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Breakfast and Dessert Recipes

Today I’m sharing easy and delicious crock pot breakfast and dessert recipes. I haven’t used my crock for desserts before, but it would be so much easier to just dump the ingredients into the crock pot and have a delicious dessert ready at dinner time. I am not a morning person, so I have taught the kids to make their own breakfast and unless it is something that can very easily be made, or it can be put together the night before that is what they do for breakfast each morning. This makes breakfast in the crock pot a great Continue Reading...

75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the “witching hour”, after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipes and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading...

How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freeze corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are pretty full right now. We Continue Reading...

Monthly Meal Planning ~ This Months Menus and Questions Answered

I recently shared a photo of our monthly Costco shopping trip over on Instagram. I had a request for this months menu as well as a lot of questions. I thought there are probably others who have the same questions so I am just addressing them all on the blog in 1 spot. At the very bottom of this post you will find our menu’s for the month, as well as links on how to do your own monthly meal planning. This includes making the list, putting it to a menu, shopping, and making our monthly meals. If you have Continue Reading...