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Hawaiian Chicken

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Aloha!  This delicious Hawaiian chicken literally comes together in just minutes with just a few easy ingredients.  Better yet, it is freezer AND grill friendly.  What more do you need for a perfectly effortless summertime meal? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it [...]

DIY Cool-Off Kindness Fans

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This is Week 8 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Courtney from Lil Light O' Mine ,who is sharing an super cute fans for  your community . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   *  Happy Summer LWSL! I’m Courtney and [...]

Easy Freezer Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is one of those recipes that always intimidated me.  Until, that is, I actually tried it and discovered not just how ridiculously easy it is to make, but how inexpensive it is to make a delicious, hearty meal for a crowd that even the pickiest eaters in the bunch will RAVE about! The [...]

DIY Tree Swing

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This is Week 7 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage,  who are sharing an easy and super fun way to make a tree swing . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hi! I'm Gina from The Shabby [...]

Summer Cheese Ball with Mixed Berries

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When it comes to entertaining, I try to keep things as stress-free as possible.  I discovered long ago that few appetizers beat the simplicity, versatility, and sheer deliciousness of a simple cheese ball paired with Triscuits.  Thus, when the folks over at Martha Stewart asked if I'd be interested in entering a little summer recipe challenge they were [...]

Easy Rolling Slushie Stand

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This is Week 6 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Heather & Angela from Sports Mom Survival Guide, who are sharing an easy and creative way to make a Rolling Slushie Stand to keep all the neighbors cool & refreshed. For more summer fun, check out [...]

Best Ever Homemade Potato Salad

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 Everyone needs a go-to potato salad recipe, and this one is mine!  The dressing is the perfect combination of tangy vinegar and creamy mayonnaise, with the zip of coarse ground Dijon mustard thrown in for good measure.  The peas add great flavor and color, and the red potatoes have a great firm texture with no [...]

DIY Stuffed Felt Lion

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This is Week 5 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Lauren from I am THAT Lady, who is sharing a fun & easy stuffed felt lion .  For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   * There are so many activities [...]

Easy Honey Dijon Chicken

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Ready for another amazing grilled chicken recipe?  This scrumptiously delicious honey dijon chicken is another favorite "cheater" freezer recipe--easy, delicious, practically mess-free, and freezer + grill friendly.  What more do you need? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the [...]

DIY Newspaper Kite

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This is Week 4 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Kelly from View Along the Way, who is sharing a fun and easy way to make creative, colorful newspaper kites.  For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   * Hi there! [...]

Five Minute Ice Cream Cake

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Everybody needs a go-to dessert and I'm pretty sure I just found mine!  This oh-so-easy ice cream cake comes together so fast it can hardly even be called a recipe, and yet the pretty stripes make it an impressive showstopper.  Because the only thing better than a delicious dessert that only takes minutes to throw [...]

DIY Sharpie Stained T-Shirts

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This is Week 1 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Laura from Finding Home, who is sharing a fun and easy way to make fashionable DIY Sharpie T-shirts.  For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hello sweet readers of Living Well, Spending Less, I am [...]

Easy Slow-Cooked Ribs

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It only took me ten years to discover that the fastest way to my husband's heart is simply to cook more MEAT!  Over the past few months, as I've been working on developing more quick & easy freezer friendly recipes for my family, I've never seen him quite so enthusiastic about dinnertime  While it was a [...]

Giant Homemade Bubbles

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This is Week 2 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Cindy from Skip to My Lou, who is sharing a fun and easy way to make gigantic homemade bubbles.  For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   * Hi everyone! My name [...]

Coconut Lime Chicken

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Nothing says summer like dinner on the grill!  This easy-peasy coconut lime chicken is another favorite "cheater" freezer recipe--it is almost like taking a trip to the Caribbean without a passport!  Not only is it almost ridiculously easy and practically mess-free, it also involves the grill, which makes my husband extra happy. To make it as part of [...]