If you have been trying to gain muscle for any length of time, you have probably figured out that training is only half of the equation. To gain quality muscular weight, you must take in more calories than you burn, with a significant portion of them coming from protein. This large food intake can be a huge drain on your wallet, especially when you already have monthly gym dues on your list of bodybuilding expenses. Here are 10, nutrient-dense,... Read More
By Linda Wilson
Busy lives! Aren't we all busy, busy, busy? Bring out the crockpot or slow cooker and you can make some tasty, economical meals for your family and cut down your kitchen time, too. For these recipes, all you have to do is add a salad, perhaps bread, and you've got dinner. Dessert can be elaborate... Read More
Do you feel like you are always rushing around, leaving little time for kitchen duties? If you follow my blog, you know I believe in cutting back on trips to the drive thru and encourage more home-cooked meals and family dinners. I know it isn't always easy, so here are three quick and easy soup recipes.
A bowl of soup, a roll, cornbread or crackers and you have a quick meal. You can add a salad and/or dessert if you like, but it isn't... Read More
Entertaining friends and family in your home is a much bigger undertaking than many people realize. While it may seem like a more "low-key" option than going out, in reality, there are a lot of things that go into a successful dinner party. It's no wonder that a host can easily get carried away and spend more money than intended. To help combat this trend, read on for tips to help you plan an entertaining, original dinner party without... Read More
Many parents do not know how, do not want to, or lack the communication skills necessary to talk to their children about money in general. So when a money crisis develops, the potential to pass fearful and negative attitudes towards money to the next generation increases.
How effective are you at talking about money? What words do you use when you talk about money in front of or directly to your children? Below you will find a list... Read More
Here are some affordable meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table each night without too much time or effort.
Casseroles Casseroles are an all-time favorite comfort food and can be inexpensive one-dish meals. Here are two recipes that are crowd and wallet pleasers.
Classic Tuna... Read More
Think that you aren't sophisticated enough or don't fit in the right income bracket to enjoy wine-tasting? Think again. These tips will help you fake your way through a wine-tasting session -- or develop a lifelong Epicurean hobby (the finest pleasures, not the most!).
Supplies - All you really need is a good wine glass, some wine, and preferably some good company.
Glasses - Obviously if you are at a wine-tasting party or tasting... Read More
By Glenn Downer
A hot bowl of homemade soup has to be one of the most inviting meals on a cold day. Combine it with a loaf of warm fresh bread, and you have a meal that is sure to please most anyone.
Delicious healthy soup recipes are easy to follow and will produce surprising results with a minimal... Read More
Kids and clutter go hand in hand. Children have a way of creating chaos with their belongings. Clutter can be eliminated and contained with some easy organizational tips.
Organizing Smaller Toys
Just about every parent has experienced stepping on a small but very painful toy. Legos, blocks and small cars are often found strewn about. These, along with Barbie clothes and accessories, can be difficult to... Read More
Do you spend a little more on organic or stick with the regular non-organic fruit? It all depends on the fruits you are buying. Here's a great rule of thumb to remember -- thin skin, go organic and thick skin, it's ok to go non-organic.
Purchase your organic fruits in the produce, canned and frozen food aisles of your local grocery store. Expect to pay a little more for organic. That's because you're consuming the cost of enjoying organic fruits... Read More