Simplify Mealtime with Make-Ahead Casseroles

Simplify Mealtime with Make-Ahead Casseroles | Life as MOM

Make-ahead casseroles simplify mealtime. Try one of these delicious recipes to keep your family happy and well fed on those busy days. One-dish breakfasts or dinners are just the ticket for fall meals. You can make them ahead; they are warm and cozy; and they taste great. I call that a triple win. Here we’ve […]

Meal Plans for Fall

Meal Plans for Fall - Fall is in the air! Time to alter your meal plans to suit the season.

Fall is in the air! Time to alter your meal plans to suit the season. With the arrival of fall comes a different slant to meal planning. If you live where there are real seasons, you may be getting cozy with soups, stews, and casseroles. If yours is a busy household with fall sports, then you […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It’s been a beautiful week here on the homestead. We sold the blue house, enjoyed the pool — all to ourselves — and ate down the freezer so we could unplug and defrost. I’m feeling a sense of accomplishment. I’m riding the heatwave and making the […]

We’re Really Debt Free!

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Paying off your debts is hard, but it’s good. Get the monkey off your back. Money is complicated, isn’t it? It can provide for lots of good things, but it can also cause a lot of headaches and disappointments. When you make mistakes with money, they can haunt you for years. We know that first […]

5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

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Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make. I remember one of my early mommy daze traditions was to make a cake every week. Back then, we rarely had dessert, so it was a special treat for Friday nights. We would watch a VHS […]

A Snacky Lunch – It’s What’s On the Menu

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A snacky lunch is easy. It’s self-serve. It’s what’s on the menu. This is one of my go-to meals around here. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s highly portable. And the kids love it. Plus, since it’s SO much like a commercial “punchable”, I can easily sway them from that section of the grocery store without […]

What Did I Do All Day?

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You’ve got a to-do list, right? And you’re trying to be responsible with your home, work, and family. But inevitably something gets in the way. The day gets away from you and you wonder… What did I do all day? You know you weren’t sitting around eating bonbons or watching soaps. (Nobody watches soaps anymore. […]

The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble - The weekly ramble: where I blog like it

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. About a year ago we splurged on a DSLR camera. Up until that point I’d been using a Canon Elph point and shoot. I’ve worked pretty hard to get decent food photos going, but now I want to 1. take more pics of my kids than […]