Recipe: Zucchini Bites

Recipe: Zucchini Bites

I was only gone for a few days, but in that time my garden really grew.  Or rather, the zucchini really grew.  I now have a bazillion ginormous zucchini, and as anyone who has ever grown zucchini knows, this is not an exaggeration. One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini is sliced lengthwise, brushed […]

7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

This summer I decided we needed to use our pie irons over the campfire more, besides the obvious use of making pies. If you haven’t made pies in a pie iron over the fire, they are super easy.  Usually the first item you make takes a little longer because you are heating up the irons, […]

25 Amazing No-Bake Dessert Recipes

25 Amazing No Bake Desserts

When the weather is hot and you want a sweet treat, it’s nice to have some no-bake dessert ideas. And while healthy treats to help you keep cool are best, sometimes you just want something a little more, well, decadent. Check out this collection of 25 amazing no-bake dessert recipes that are perfect for hot […]

Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes and Save Big

Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes |Counting Willows for www.northerncheapskate.com

I truly love the simplicity that comes from making things for myself.  Once you have basic ingredients on hand, you can create a lot of similar items.  Just like my homemade cleaner recipes, these three seasoning mixes use common ingredients and some are used in more than one of the recipes.

Easy Crunchy Baked Chicken

Easy Crunchy Baked Chicken

My favorite meals are the ones that are tasty AND easy, and this super easy crunchy baked chicken recipe fits the bill. The recipe is one that my mom shared with me years ago when I was a newlywed.  I’m not sure where she got it, but it’s a family favorite of ours to this […]

Super Simple Fruit Salad

Super Simple Fruit Salad

My husband’s Grandma asked me to bring fruit to the family Easter gathering.  She wasn’t specific, and not being a really enthusiastic fruit eater, I was a bit stumped on what to bring. So I did what any modern day woman would do.  I looked around on Pinterest.  Several hours later, I found a great […]