Grocery Geek Presents Another Great Week at Albertsons and Sprouts

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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TGIF: Get Outside!

One of the aspects of my life that the Lord surprised me with over the last few years is the fact that I have four boys! By the time the third arrived, I realized that my house would always be loud, my toilets would always be messy, and wrestling, though begun in fun, would always […]

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Try It, You’ll Like It! Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits

Last night we had the opportunity to try one of the new Macaroni Grill dinner kits. You’ve probably seen them, even if you didn’t know it. They are all over the end caps of grocery store aisles these days, and their coupons are ubiquitous as well. (Check out the coupons.com scroll bar on the right […]

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Cold Medicine Not For Kids

I don’t know a whole lot about what’s going on in the world these days. I’m pretty busy in my cave. But, I did notice this health alert recently and thought I would pass it on, especially since Walgreens and CVS have had such good deals on Dimetapp and Robitussin. I’m sure many of you […]

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Non-Frugal Things to Avoid When Moving

Experience speaks volumes. Please listen. 1. Don’t pack all the toilet paper, paper towels, and soap that you bought for pennies so that you have to pay through the nose ($1 for a bar of soap?!) to buy those necessities while you wait for the moving truck to arrive. 2. If you have laundry baskets […]

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Apple Crowns (Recipe Swap: How ‘Bout Them Apples?)

The best source for apples on California’s Central Coast is Gopher Glen Apple Farm. (In case you didn’t know.) And one of the best varieties they grow is called a Spitzenberg. I had never heard of it ten years ago when I first visited what was then a tumble-down farm stand located in a wooded […]

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Links of Love

Some fun things I found on the web this last week * Where have I been? I guess Muffin Tin Lunches are a big thing out there and I’ve missed them. For the record, I do remember Dr. Sears mentioning them in this great book. Check out some examples here, here, and here. Great lunch […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: MapQuest

If you’d ever gone on a road trip with FishPapa and me, you’d know that I make a lousy co-pilot. Usually I forget the map. I always assume that he will have one, since I think maps are a guy thing to have. But, since I’m generally responsible for loading the vehicle, a reasonable person […]

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