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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Feeding a Crowd

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Summertime seems to be the season of get-togethers. Family reunions, birthday parties, softball team barbecues, graduation parties, and 4th of July get-togethers all congregate during the summer months. My inner Martha loves this. There’s nothing more exhilarating to me to have a crowd come feed at my house. Good thing I was born into a […]

Meal Plan O’ the Week

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I need to emphasize the word plan here. Plan doesn’t always signify that it happens. I had a meal plan last week. But, mealtimes didn’t happen exactly as I had planned. We ate omelets instead of take-out on Monday, this fantastic shrimp and pasta instead of Spaghetti and sausages on Thursday; Friday night’s Chinese Food […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Summer Desserts (Recipe: Grilled Lemon Poundcake)

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Summertime lends itself to easy cooking that doesn’t make you sweat. And while wintertime dessert plates might feature warm and spicy dishes like pumpkin pie or apple streudel, summer dictates something light, fresh, and cool. Last night we made something new! Using a Sara Lee frozen pound cake, fresh berries and whipped cream, FishPapa and […]

Meal Planning from the Sales

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Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]

What’s Cooking This Week

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Since we’ve been gone all weekend, it will probably take me a week to recover and catch up on my laundry and sleep. Thankfully, I bought ahead in terms of groceries. I am not desperate to do a big grocery trip. Instead, we’ll stock up on milk and produce and enjoy some simple meals this […]

Frugal Tip: How to Stretch Your Chicken Purchase

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One of the easiest ways to save money is on food. There is such a range in food options as well as a range of prices for those foods. For our family, using coupons is one great way that I can save some of our hard earned money. But, I try not to stop there. […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Time to Picnic

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Picnics are fun affairs. I love to pack up a lunch and eat outdoors, and so do my children. One of my favorites is the impromptu affair with In-N-Out Burger. But, if I have time to plan, then here’s what we might pack – my recipe for A Great Picnic: tablecloth (and tablecloth weights or […]

Oh In-N-Out Burger! How I Love Thee!

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If you live somewhere other than California, Arizona, or Nevada, and have never eaten a Double-Double, I’m sorry. You’re so missing out. Get thee on a road trip and make sure you stop at In-N-Out Burger. It’s one of the fast food joints that I missed the most when we were in Kansas. And, yes, […]