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Spicy Chicken Rub for Grilled Chicken

Fire up the grill and enjoy an easy chicken dinner with this Spicy Chicken Rub. Making your own seasoning blend helps you avoid additives and will save you money! I like to be organized at meal times, but despite all my freezer cooking and meal planning, we still have nights when I’m staring into the […]

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

Want to improve your family’s diet? Check out these healthy snack ideas to offer your kids better choices and feel good about what you feed them. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I […]

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals to Make Your Month Easier

Back through September 30, A Month of Make-Ahead Meals: 30 recipes, 4 weekly grocery lists, and all the step-by-step help you need to make the month easy. In some areas of the world, summer vacation is winding down and kids are heading back to school. Before you know it, fall will be here and with […]

Eat at Home More Often

Want to improve your family’s diet? Learn how to eat at home more often to save money, control ingredients, and enjoy the meal together. Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup Over the last few years we’ve transitioned to eating more meals at home. During busy cookbook-writing seasons, we’d ironically have fast food 2-3 times per week. […]

How to Improve Your Family’s Diet

While you can’t always control every morsel your children eat, you do have a lot of influence and control over their nutrition. This is part 1 of a series designed to help you improve your family’s diet.  This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a […]

Red Sauce with Meats

This delicious red sauce cooks quickly and deliciously. The meatballs or sausage poach in the sauce, adding great flavor. Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some noodles back to Europe when he travelled the Silk Road. The Italians took those noodles and have done some wonderful things with them. Not that […]

Tips for Freezer Cooking so You Won’t Get Soggy Noodles and Black Potatoes

Had a few disappointments cooking for the freezer? Follow these savvy tips for freezer cooking so you don’t get soggy noodles and black potatoes. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. So, […]

A Month of Quick & Easy Meals

Make your life more flavorful with this latest curation of recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists, A Month of Quick & Easy Meals. Summer is heating up! I am all about lazy days and trips to the beach, reading great books and watching fun movies. However, summer vacation as a mom isn’t quite the same […]