Our favorite family recipes for dinner, breakfast, lunch, desserts and more!

Fried Ice Cream for a Party

Fried Ice cream is one of my all time favorite desserts! But a deep fried ice cream recipe just seems like a bit much even for me. So I fake it instead. A vanilla ice cream mixture is enveloped by a crunchy cereal crust creating an amazing fried […]

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Margarita tequila shots are a tasty, but easier version of margaritas. Only two ingredients!   Hi! It’s Chelsey from DIY Budget Girl back with another amazing cocktail recipe! Back story: in January, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Right after that, a large mass was found in her […]

Slow cooker Best

The secret to choosing the best slow cooker for your family is to understand how a slow cooker works! Are you ready to give cooking in a slow cooker a try?  It’s a wonderful way to prepare your family’s meals without having to spend hours in the kitchen […]

Making zucchini noodles with a mandolin quick and easy! See how to make and then how to cook zucchini noodles with this recipe and tutorial for a healthy alternative to pasta.

Eat more vegetables by replace wheat pasta with zucchini noodles. Last summer I started experimenting with zucchini noodles.  I kept seeing spiralizers and other gadgets online and in blog posts and I was completely intrigued. I happen to love zucchini so I figured making noodles out of it […]

Crock-Pot Chicken Broth

Learn how to make bone broth of all kinds using this simple step by step tutorial! I started coming down with a cold a few days ago, which means lots of “Jewish Pencillin”, or SOUP, for me! Homemade stock is so much better for you than canned broth. […]

shrimp scampi with wine

This healthy shrimp scampi recipe made with butter, garlic and shrimp is ready in about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of zucchini noodles for a quick, easy and healthy dinner. My family has a deep love for shell fish and butter. My daughter recently drew out plans […]

Spice up plain Jane grilled cheese with over 50 ideas for a truly gourmet grilled cheese sandwich!

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with these gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. April is National Grilled Cheese Month and that is a month long celebration I can get behind.  There’s nothing quite as comforting as a grilled cheese sandwich.  In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12), I’ve […]

Making homemade spice mixes is easy and saves money! This Cajun seasoning recipe is perfect for adding a little Mardi Gras to your food.

Make your own Cajun seasoning with just a few spices that are already in your spice cabinet!   A few weeks ago I made Shrimp Etouffee for the first time and it has quickly become a favorite dinner.   One of the ingredients in the etouffee recipe is Cajun […]

A quick and easy limeade recipe using fresh strawberries and lime essential oil for a refreshing summer drink!

This strawberry limeade recipe is one of my favorite summer drinks.  This limeade recipe is an easy combination of simple syrup, lime essential oils and fresh strawberries. My love of strawberry limeade started a few decades ago with my first sip at a Sonic restaurant.  After figuring out how […]

The best homemade 5 ingredient quick and easy guacamole recipe!It's the perfect healthy appetizer dip!

Guacamole is quick and easy to make with avocado, lemon or lime, cilantro, garlic and salt. I have always loved avocados but in the last few months, they have become a staple on our menu.  I eat them pretty much every chance I get.  I also really love […]