December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I would just like to wish all my readers and followers a very merry christmas and a happy new year. I have great fun writing posts for my blog and it gives me great enjoyment when new people subscribe to my blog or start following me. Without my subscribers and followers the blog wouldn’t be worth doing. I am just … Read the rest

December 17, 2010

Planning Your Money Saving Christmas Feast

So you have started to plan your Christmas dinner and then you realise how much it is going to cost you for all the things you are going to need and let’s face it there is a lot. And also you do like to impress if all the family are coming around.

 So whilst I have being organising my own … Read the rest

December 9, 2010

My Top 5 Winter Warmers

When the winter weather starts drawing in, especially over here in Portugal when you are used to it being very hot for along period of time, I start to crave some hot filling tasty dishes.

 I’m talking about your stew and dumplings, meat pies, homemade soups. Just good old fashioned homemade food. These foods make you feel lovely and warm … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Frugal Mom’s Guide To Once A Month Cooking

In today’s fast and furious world, there is hardly time to stop and chill out, and one of the big time-consuming chores of the day is the evening dinner preparation.  We’ve all been there, you’ve been working all day, or maybe running the kids about, trying to organize this and that; and then it comes to meal time and the … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Broccoli Soup And Shepherds Pie

As we enter December it is the time of year that we start enjoying the wonderful winter food. First on our agenda is always a lovely hearty soup. So for the first course this month I have gone with broccoli soup to warm you up during this cold time of year.

For the main course I have settled with Shepherds … Read the rest

November 23, 2010

Keeping Your Kitchen Area Clean And Avoiding Upset Tummies

It has to be said that modern thinking, with regard to health and safety, has gone way beyond the bounds of common sense and in many cases it is placing restrictions on individuals and public places, that are ridiculous in the extreme.  To some extent this can be levelled at food safety, thinking mainly of the brainwashing labels that are … Read the rest

November 15, 2010

An Honest Review – Yummyarts.com

When it comes to cake decorating, there does seem to be a distinct lack of information available and what is out there, takes some finding.  There are books available, but invariably not with all the information you require to complete your task.  Similarly certain websites will allow you to purchase the necessary items, but then you’ll need to search alternative … Read the rest

November 7, 2010

Food Like The 1950’s – Starting From Scratch & Saving Money

It is almost impossible to explain to today’s pampered generation just what it was like in the years immediately after the end of World War 2, but for those who lived through that traumatic period, the one thing that is noticeable, is their appreciation of food standards and reluctance to waste produce.  Much of this will have been imprinted into … Read the rest

November 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Pork Stir Fry And Apple Crumble

Even though we are in our third month now and winter is approaching it is still nice to have a stir fry at this time of year. I personally prefer Pork or Chicken because you can alter the recipe to suit and make it with all your favourite flavours. Compared to beef which you are often restricted on seasoning.

You … Read the rest

October 30, 2010

Send Your Children To School With Something Healthy For The Playground

With the fast pace of society seemingly gaining speed as each year passes, the temptation for parents to allow their children to eat what they like, if its a quick fix, is also increasing.  The fast food outlets offer an easy alternative to a packed lunch and enable time saving solutions.  However, if they were to step back and just … Read the rest

October 19, 2010

An Honest Review – Hypno Body Blast

When it comes to diets I usually hear the same old story again and again from exactly the same people. Some of my friends can eat absolutely anything and not put an ounce of weight on whilst others, including me, really have to be careful because if we let ourselves go we certainly pay for it in the form of … Read the rest

October 14, 2010

Family Baking At The Weekend – My Fun Time With My Boy

I love spending down with my boy at the weekend and on the majority of weekends we do some baking together. We will usually make a selection of biscuits or prepare the evening meal.

So last weekend as usual we went in the kitchen and made two rounds of biscuits along with getting the stew into the crockpot ready for … Read the rest

October 6, 2010

My Freezer – A Leftover Haven

At home I only have a small freezer because I don’t need a large one and have a bigger fridge than freezer. It is important that we do not live off frozen food as it is so bad for you and you don’t get the nutrients that you need.

I appreciate that we are all very busy and we want … Read the rest

October 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Cauliflower Cheese And Flapjacks

This month is very much focusing on the wonderful world of comfort food and how at this time of year something nice and filling for a low price can be a perfect asset to the table. My wife makes a cheese sauce, maybe once every 10 days and it is always a firm favourite on our dinner table. Whether we … Read the rest

September 28, 2010

Recipe Secrets – An Honest Review

Have you ever sat down at your favorite restaurant, savoring every last morsel of food, just wishing that you could afford to eat out like this on a far more regular basis. For many people, eating out really is such a rare treat which is a shame because occasions like this are enjoyed by the whole family.

How would you … Read the rest

September 20, 2010

Enjoying Dinner At The Table As A Family

It must not be underestimated how important it is for a family to sit down together around the table to enjoy a family dinner. It is not just the fact that the family are eating together but that if they are sitting down together they will also be talking and laughing, something that many families don’t get the chance to … Read the rest

September 12, 2010

McDonalds Vs Homemade Burgers – Beating The Recession

As a family we can not resist regular trips to McDonalds especially for one of the burgers as they taste so nice when you want your quick fix of naughty food. Not to mention the fact that the children absolutely love it and my son gets very excited for a nice yummy burger.

When we lived in England before relocating … Read the rest

September 4, 2010

Top 10 Food Storage Solutions

As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough food storage solutions so I have decided to review some of the food storage solutions that are available on Amazon and which I think would suit the needs of anyone who is looking for food storage solutions.

Joseph Joseph Melamine Bread Bin

This has to be one of my favourites … Read the rest

September 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Garlic Bread and Meatballs

I love the idea of being able to save money and provide wonderful meals for the family. So I am starting the $7 family meals with a traditional family favourite.

A starter of Garlic Bread, followed by a main of Meatballs.

Whether you are two years old or fifty we all love meatballs with a lovely tomato sauce. Though like … Read the rest

August 31, 2010

Feed Your Family for $7 – Healthy Family Cooking That You Can Enjoy Without Breaking The Bank

With money now still being tight since the recent recession (my country Portugal is still in the recession) I have decided to show you how easy it is cook wonderful family meals at home for very little money.

 

Our main objective is to make these recipes healthy so that you are your children are getting all the nutrients that … Read the rest