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Maple Spiced Pepitas for Munching and Crunching

Whip up a batch of these maple spiced pepitas to serve at your next get-together. They make a great addition to the appetizer table or the salad bowl. Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas Years ago my mother-in-law served us these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Weekly Meal Prep: Get the FREE Planning Page

Meal prep is not just for hipsters and body builders. In fact, all savvy home cooks should be prepping food in advance to use throughout the week. It makes life easier! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link, I may receive a small portion of the sale at no […]

10 Freezer Meals to Give as Gifts

Believe it or not, a freezer meal can make a great gift! Anyone (not just new parents and the bereaved) will enjoy a homemade meal prepared with love. For years I mistakenly thought that stuff would make me happy. In reality, I needed no more stuff. I just needed help. I needed help to get […]

A Month of Fabulous Fall Meal Plans is Here!

Enjoy the season with A Month of Fabulous Fall Meal Plans, designed to help you shop, prepare, and devour great seasonal menus made with real food, real easy. The kids want to eat. You need to pick up the dry cleaning, pick up the dog from the vet, and grab some groceries. But, not before […]

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Humble chicken and pasta in a simple cream sauce get dressed up with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes for a fantastic meal that feels extra special. Make this Creamy Chicken Pasta dish this week! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising […]

Learn How to Make Great Pizza at Home

Want to learn how to make great pizza at home? I have the secrets! After 20 years of trying, I can make great pizza myself! And you can, too. One of our family’s favorite weekend activities is Pizza Night with HOMEMADE PIZZA. Oh sure, sometimes pick up take and bake from Costco, but usually, making […]

How Freezer Cooking Saves Money

The numbers don’t lie. Freezer Cooking saves money and provides you with homemade convenience foods. Learn how you can make the most of your dollar with frozen assets. Freezer cooking has been a way to save me time and energy for over 20 years. Not only do I spend less time in the kitchen each […]