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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! One way to enjoy great food and save a ton of money is to focus your dishes on rich flavors that can make up […]

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!

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 […]

Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

Freezer Meals Kids Love | Life as Mom

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 […]

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 […]

FREE Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #7

Print this easy, kid-friendly menu plan and grocery list to make dinnertimes come together in a snap. As you know I’m a big believer in meal planning. I’ve honestly always looked at it as something fun to do, mainly because I love to eat or think about eating. But, sometimes you just want a break, […]

Let Summer Sizzle – While You Keep Your Cool

What’s your best bet for delicious, easy, and keep-your-cool dinner prep this month? I’ve got a magic bullet to solve your dinnertime dilemmas. Do you end up eating take-out too often? Is grocery shopping an endless chore that leaves you buying and SPENDING more you need? Do you forget to thaw that thing you NEEDED for dinner? Do […]

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs – Easy on the Summer Cook

Cook even your side dishes out of doors this summer with these tasty, quick-and-easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs. Summer hasn’t quite arrived in San Diego. But, I know it will. And when it does. Well, I won’t be able to stand the heat in the kitchen. I well remember one summer night when I stirred a pot […]