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5 Cleaning Hacks You Need to Try Today

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Cleaning house can be a bear, particularly when there are spots and stains to deal with. Check out these five simple cleaning hacks you need to try.

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We’ve rented this particular house for almost 8 years now. I never thought we’d rent for so long, but it’s working for us. One of the interesting “double-edged swords” about renting are the yearly and sometimes twice-yearly inspections.

On the plus side, there’s the opportunity to do a deep cleaning of the whole house to show it off at its best. On the flip side, there’s the requirement to do a deep cleaning of the whole house to show it off at its best.

While I don’t love to clean, I’m actually thankful for the impetus to get things all ship shape at one time. When we owned homes in the past, we only got it looking “its best” right before we sold it! Oh the irony. Continue Reading »

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Poblano Chile Enchiladas

Poblano Chile Enchiladas – rich and spicy enchiladas filled with roasted poblano chiles and topped with a salsa verde-sour cream sauce – are a must-make for your meal plan this week!

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One way to enjoy great food and save a ton of money is to focus your dishes on rich flavors that can make up for a lack of more expensive ingredients. These are those random, but rich ingredients that make the rest of your pantry zing with flavor. Think vinegar, soy sauce, ethnic sauces, chile peppers, rich cheeses, and the like. Some of these items may be a little pricier than other pantry staples, but they pack a punch of flavor. Usually a little goes a long way.

One of my very favorite dinners in the whole wide world is this one, which just so happens to be BURSTING with the rich flavors I’m talking about. In the early years of our marriage, I discovered a recipe called, “Chile Relleno Enchiladas.” It was very similar to this one, except that it called for red salsa. Red salsa mixed with sour cream looked a little too much like Pepto Bismol. Not really that appetizing. So, as with most recipes, I started tweaking.

The result has been a family favorite for over 20 years! This is the one dish that FishPapa and I “fight over.” That is to say, I keep track. We divide them, even-Steven. They are that good.

When they were little, the kids didn’t really care for them, and that was totally okay with me. More for us! Woe is me, though, the kids are starting to love them, too. I now need to make two pans. Not that that is a bad thing….

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How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

Tools I use to make it EASY:

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Updated April 22, 2017.

Load Up Your Kindle for Travel

Hitting the road? Don’t forget to load up your Kindle for travel. Janel shares how she stocks her digital library for her family, saving money as well as space. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does […]

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Summer Lunch Ideas That Are Easy on Parents

Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!

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Change One Thing For the Better This Summer

If you could change one thing about your life as mom, what would it be? Consider how you can use the summer to make a positive change. I think I’ve mentioned a couple times already that the summer is the perfect time to make some changes. I mean, really, bedtimes, dinnertimes, and all semblance of […]

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5 Meal Planning Perks You Need to Know About

Meal planning is not something just for super organized people. There are all kinds of meal planning perks that you need to know about. Meal planning has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I was a kid I loved to dream up menus for my mom to make. When I broke my jaw in […]

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Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

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Hitting the road? Plan on taking freezer meals on vacation with you to save money on food costs. You’ll eat well without breaking the bank. Cheese Enchiladas The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs, you say? In summertime […]

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Taco Shop Style Salsa – Be the Hit of the Fiesta

Save money and enjoy a delicious Taco Shop Style Salsa with this easy recipe. You’ll be the hit of the fiesta this summer. I grew up thinking it was better to buy commercially made sauces than to make them yourself. I have no idea where I got that notion other than the hours and hours […]

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