Meal Planning: New Month, New Menu

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Chicken and Wild Rice Bake I love the start of a new month. It’s a chance to start over. I feel like I got a clean slate to work on. Plus, with freezer cooking this weekend/week, I’ll have a full freezer and hopefully, less kitchen work in the coming weeks. Here’s how freezer meals and […]

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Mom Deal: Free Samples from Vista Print

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A few weeks ago I mentioned how convenient it is to have mommy cards to share with teachers, coaches, and the other parents you may meet in your weekly travels. That deal is still good. But, here’s another from Vista Print: I’ve ordered from Vista on a number of occasions and have always been pleased […]

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Be Prepared! Be Prepared for Freezer Cooking

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Ready to get cooking? If you’ve planned out your freezer cooking and purchased your groceries, you may find yourself gnawing at the bit, ready to leave the gate with a burst. However, a word of caution: Make sure you’ve got everything you need. Otherwise, you may find yourself elbow deep in lasagna and not have […]

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Building a Frugal Pantry with Good Cheap Eats


As you know I am a foodie to the core. A frugal one, but a foodie nonetheless. For the past few days I’ve been planning, shopping, and cooking to fill my freezer with premade, delicious, and nutritious meals that my family will enjoy for the coming month — or more. This saves me time, money […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: How to Save Money on Groceries

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It’s a wild thing to think back to paying full price for groceries. Several years ago, I would make my list of what I wanted to cook and head to the store. I’d buy something on sale if it was there, but for the most part, I let our wants dictate what went in the […]

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How to Pack Items in Freezer Bags and Reduce Freezer Burn

Freezer Cooking has been a great means for me to save money as well as to stay sane feeding my small army of six children. I actually started doing this 17 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. It was ideal in providing for those long work days when I was too […]

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Public Transportation & Another Frugal Friday

When I lived in France during college, I did not own a car. I either walked or took the bus, metro, or train wherever I went. It was a fun lifestyle and one that was unencumbered by gas prices, car repair, or foreign traffic. But, life is different in much of the United States and […]

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March Freezer Meal Madness

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Looking for some FREE freezer cooking plans? Here they are: Breakfasts on the Go – easy, portable breakfasts for busy mornings Protein-Style Dinners – a menu plan filled with paleo and Whole30-friendly recipes Cold Weather and Company Dinners – get cozy at home with your folks or invite people in, this cooking plan has you covered Cozy Winter […]

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