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Red, White & Blue Scones

Indulge your patriotic spirit this week with these AMAZING, Red, White, and Blue Scones. It’s a big batch, one you’ll be thankful for. Pack a basketful along with your coffee to go watch the parade. I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about […]

AVAILABLE NOW: A Month of Meals – Salad’s On!

Summer’s here and salad’s on! Enjoy a month of easy, healthy, and budget-friendly salad-centric meals with this very summer-friendly meal plan. Salad is a perfect meal-planning solution for hot, summer days. Not only is it cool and refreshing and features fresh, abundant summer produce, but it’s also very make-ahead, meaning you can prep all the ingredients […]

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

Poblano Chile Enchiladas – rich and spicy enchiladas filled with roasted poblano chiles and topped with a salsa verde-sour cream sauce – are a must-make for your meal plan this week! One way to enjoy great food and save a ton of money is to focus your dishes on rich flavors that can make up […]

Summer Lunch Ideas That Are Easy on Parents

Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!

5 Meal Planning Perks You Need to Know About

Meal planning is not something just for super organized people. There are all kinds of meal planning perks that you need to know about. Meal planning has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I was a kid I loved to dream up menus for my mom to make. When I broke my jaw in […]

Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

Freezer Meals Kids Love | Life as Mom

Hitting the road? Plan on taking freezer meals on vacation with you to save money on food costs. You’ll eat well without breaking the bank. Cheese Enchiladas The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs, you say? In summertime […]

Taco Shop Style Salsa – Be the Hit of the Fiesta

Save money and enjoy a delicious Taco Shop Style Salsa with this easy recipe. You’ll be the hit of the fiesta this summer. I grew up thinking it was better to buy commercially made sauces than to make them yourself. I have no idea where I got that notion other than the hours and hours […]

FREE Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #7

Print this easy, kid-friendly menu plan and grocery list to make dinnertimes come together in a snap. As you know I’m a big believer in meal planning. I’ve honestly always looked at it as something fun to do, mainly because I love to eat or think about eating. But, sometimes you just want a break, […]