Saturday, March 30, 2013

Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 3/31/13 - 4/6/13) & Easter leftovers

So, the Meijer ad is slim pickin's this week!  Well, we can always find a few things to make using those sale ingredients.  But first, let's figure out what to do with those Easter leftovers!

California Club Wraps

(Sale ingredients based on the Meijer ad week of 3/31/13 - 4/6/13)

The weather is just starting to warm up here in Michigan...which always makes me ready for some lighter fare. These wraps are perfect for a hearty lunch or a light supper.  Guacamole adds creamy flavor and pairs perfectly with the salty bacon.  Topped off with plenty of lettuce and tomato, these wraps make for a fairly healthy main course.  Follow the recipe below, or customize it to suit your family's tastes by subbing in different meats and cheeses.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

Real food.  Slow food.  Eating the rainbow.  Hormone-free.  Clean eating.  Ditching processed food.  Going organic.  Whole foods.  Eating local.  Raw.  Nitrate-free.  Natural.  Grain-free.  

Do any of those words sound familiar?  If you've done any sort of research into cleaning up your diet, you've probably bumped into those phrases more than once.  It seems to me that eating healthy is getting more complicated all the time.  There's so much (often conflicting) information to sift through, and so many choices to make.  Whatever happened to "an apple a day"?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Blogger's Kitchen

I'm sure you were all waiting on pins and needles for the latest recipe and the Recipe Round-up from Cooking Up a Sale.  However, the blog editor is taking the weekend off from blogging :) 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

(This recipe was originally posted in conjunction with the Meijer ad week of 3/17/13 - 3/23/13)

As our kids get older, the after-school hours get busier for them, and therefore, for me!  Homework, piano lessons, catechism, soccer practices and games, and more make those hours between school and supper fly by.  As a result, I've been relying on my crockpot more often.  This recipe was billed as "the best Pinterest recipe I've ever made!" so I figured it would be good!  My family really enjoyed it (although this one is still our favorite Pinterest recipe!), spinach and all.  It literally takes 10 minutes to throw everything together, and then it cooks in the crockpot all day!  The flavorful combination of ingredients was a hit, and the only time I put into making food near suppertime was to make Easy Garlic Bread.  Head over to the Little Fellows blog to check out this delicious recipe...and then come back here to read my tweaks, tips, and tricks!

    Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 3/17/13 - 3/23/13)

    Lots of great sale items at Meijer next week means lots of menu options!  There are plenty of good cooking ingredients (including a variety of meats and canned goods) on sale, as well as a good selection of baking products (eggs, sugar, oil, cake mix, chocolate chips, and more!) for your bars, cookies, and desserts.  Hopefully this list inspires you to spend some time in the kitchen this week :)  

    Here's what you can make with what's on sale:

    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 3/10/13 - 3/16/13)

    I'm not sure I'll have time to post a new recipe this week, but here are a few "old" recipes that you can make using on-sale ingredients:

    Saturday, March 2, 2013

    Turtle Brownies

    (This recipe was originally posted in conjunction with the Meijer ad week of 3/3/13 - 3/9/13)

    These gooey, chewy, and delicious bars start with a packaged cake mix, so they're quick to make...and quick to disappear!