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25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

Essential tools or a well-equipped kitchen? Are these conflicting ideas? I must admit…I have some minimalist tendencies. Less is always more. Also, I love to cook. However, I have a very small kitchen. It is 10′ by 10’…max. And that includes the footprint of my cupboards and appliances. This limits not what I can cook, but

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In The Kitchen: 5 Money Saving Tips

In The Kitchen: 5 Money Saving Tips

On my blog, Barefoot Hippie Girl, my most popular post to date by far is Hippie Method: Frugal Eating…How I Feed My Family of 6 on $400 or Less Per Month. Money saving is important to everyone-even in the area of eating. $400 may seem like an astronomical amount to some and a pittance to

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Fit & Healthy You-2019

Fit & Healthy You-2019

January is the traditional month to set noble, lofty goals and make resounding resolutions. At the top of almost every list is to lose weight by getting fit and eating healthy. It’s a new year, and we are striving for a “new you.” Unfortunately, our lists and goals are all too often abandoned before February.

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She Plans Dinner Menus: Which should You Choose?

She Plans Dinner Menus: Which should You Choose?

People often ask me, which She Plans Dinner menu plan should I choose? Even with only three options, it can be daunting to choose the best option. Which of the She Plans Dinner menus is right for a specific individual or family? This summary of our three She Plans Dinner menus will hopefully make your

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Hospitality Around Holidays

Hospitality Around Holidays

Does hospitality around the holidays stress you out? According to the lyrics of one Christmas song, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” While this is true for many of us, it’s also not true for just as many. Holidays often amplify the grief of those who’ve lost a loved one. These special days can accentuate the

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Gift Guide 2018! Check it Out!

Gift Guide 2018! Check it Out!

As it famously once was said…”all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” Or how about that someone else’s grown-up Christmas list, which included: “no more lives torn apart, and wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts…” Here at She Plans Dinner, our gift guide is rather less idealistic and rather more practical.

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Two Free She Plans Dinner Thanksgiving Menus? Yes, Please!

Two Free She Plans Dinner Thanksgiving Menus? Yes, Please!

  These aren’t just recipes. They’re our family history. There is nothing more important than family and food. They represent our sustenance and our soul. Food represents how we celebrate, how we come together, how we rejoice, how we mourn, and how we remain one. —Viola Shipman, The Recipe Box My favorite holiday of the year

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Famous People’s Food Philosophies

Famous People’s Food Philosophies

Do you have a personal food philosophy? I love stumbling across a good food quote. It makes me feel not alone in my food and cooking philosophy. I firmly believe that cooking is the sixth love language, and I demonstrate it daily. Below are some of my favorite quotes. Some make me snort with unladylike

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Are You Right for She Plans Dinner?

Are You Right for She Plans Dinner?

So many an online meal plan, so many choices. Curious and undoubtably interested, you’ve landed here at She Plans Dinner. Welcome! I’m so glad you are here! But, She Plans Dinner definitely has a “type”….to borrow common dating lingo. Every online meal plan service does. Some are for those who want to have all the

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Spend Money: 50 Things $5 Can Buy

Spend Money: 50 Things $5 Can Buy

We spend money for convenience. We also spend money for experience. Let’s not forgot how much we pay for beauty. We even pay money for fun. We spend money to save money. Sometimes we pay more, and occasionally we pay less. But certainly, each of us regularly spend $5 without blinking an eye. Here’s 10

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