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Slab Apple Pie – Perfect for Fall, Perfect for Freezing

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This easy to prepare slab apple pie takes just minutes. It’s delicious and simple, and a huge hit for fall. Apple pie is probably one of my favorite foods ever. My Gramma John used to make it when she’d come to visit, but it was one of my mom’s specialties as well. Making it is […]

Freezer Cooking Day Update

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Here’s what my kitchen looks like at the moment. I’ve been working pretty steadily since about 7 am, with a myriad of stops to answer the phone, put FishBaby down for nap, make sure the kids are on task with math lessons, start a history video, drink my coffee, and feed hobbits. The kitchen is […]

Planning a Freezer Cooking Day

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The key to success when “freezer cooking” is planning. Sure, you can just pull things out of the fridge and pantry and start cooking. But, the point of an “all-day cooking bash” is to economize on time, ingredients, and energy. So, a plan is key. You’ll save motions and that’s important. For instance, if you’re […]

How to Cook With Kids (Or Inspite of Them) During a Big Cooking Day

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Those who know us well know that the FishFam loves to eat. Everyone in the family loves good food and all enjoy cooking. My home is full of little chefs. Case in point: Saturday afternoon FishBoy7 surprised us all with a HUGE platter of PB&J — on sourdough — about an hour before dinner. At first […]

Baking / Freezer Cooking Day Tomorrow!

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Interested in learning more about freezer cooking and baking? Well, this is your week! MoneySavingMom and I are going to be live blogging and tweeting our kitchen adventures on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ve even got a Facebook Event page set up as well as a Twitter hashtag to follow (#BakingDay). (Aren’t we fancy?) It’s a […]

Meal Planning: Planning More than One Week of Meals at a Time

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Once you get into the habit of meal planning for the week, you may want to get a little more ambitious and plan for a longer length of time, like a fortnight (2 weeks) or a whole month. How to Plan for a Month 1. Print a calendar – I like to print out a […]

How to Fry an Egg (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Breakfast)

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Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (Didn’t you watch those nutrition cartons in elementary school?) After a night of “fasting,” breakfast is the opportunity to refuel your body for the morning ahead. This is important for everyone, but particularly for children. Studies have indicated that kids perform better in […]

Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

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The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. Or at least it should be! Unfortunately, over time it’s been the most maligned kitchen appliance ever invented. This would be due either to A. its misuse — just throwing any old junk in a pot doesn’t make a good meal. B. its […]