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Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. It’s bright and sunshiny and says, “Be happy.” It also tastes delicious in this luscious Lemon Buttercream Frosting.

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Want to add a little sunshine into your life? Then buttercream is your friend. Lemon buttercream, to be more specific. It’s light and tart and sweet and makes you pucker into a smile.

We’ve got four birthdays and three special occasions coming up in the next 7 weeks and already there’s one request for several batches of this Lemon Buttercream Frosting. It’s that good. Continue Reading »

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How to Make Lawnmower Taco (VIDEO)

Have you wondered how to make Lawnmower Taco? Well, today’s the day to learn! Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is.

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As you know already, Lawnmower Taco is one of my kids’ favorite dinners. I could easily serve them two pans of this easy taco casserole one night a week forever, and I’m not sure there’d be too many complaints. It’s true comfort food at our house.

Today’s Cinco de Mayo. My understanding (correct me if I’m wrong) is that it isn’t generally observed in Mexico, but we in the US tend to make it a great occasion for enjoying Mexican food. At least that’s what we do at our house.

While Lawnmower Taco is not truly Mexican cuisine, it does have hints of those flavors. Albeit, Americanized in a casserole. I’m proud to say I still love casseroles in the 21st century. Particularly this one. Continue Reading »

Make Your Own Spice Mixes to Add Zest & Flavor

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Make your own spice mixes to add zest and flavor and to save money! Making your own custom spice blends allows you great flavor without the expense. When you open my spice cupboard, you’ll find rows of little bottles of herbs and spices and bulk containers of herbs and spices, but you’ll also find mason […]

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Ultimate Homemaking Bundle – What’s In It for You?

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You’ve heard about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, but is it really worth it? Here are my candid thoughts. As a contributing author, I receive a portion of the sale when you buy through my link. Thanks for supporting my writing and recipe development efforts! By now, you’ve probably heard about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. Some of […]

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Get Organized for the Week Ahead

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The new week starts tomorrow? Are you ready in the kitchen? Take these easy steps to get organized for the week ahead so you can eat well. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I […]

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A Month of Good Enough for Company Meal Plans

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Want to get A Month of Good Enough for Company Meal Plans? Here’s your chance! This meal plan, A Month of Good Enough for Company Meal Plans, is one that I developed last fall. It’s really yummy. The meals were chosen to be family favorites that the kids will devour, but also recipes that are […]

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Grocery Geek: April End

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap.  Well, I can’t say we made it through the month with flying colors, but we made it through the month. We saved a lot of grocery money in January and February doing our pre-termite fumigation pantry […]

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Take a Craftsy Cooking Class to Improve Your Skills

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Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class, but didn’t feel like you had the nerve or the time to make it happen? You can take a Craftsy Cooking Class to Improve Your Skills. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount […]

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8 Great Books to Help You Eat Well and Spend Less

8 Great Books to Help You Eat Well

Are you looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? Want to eat well AND spend less? These books can help you pull it off! This post may contain 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. […]

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Herbed Seasoning Mix

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This Herbed Seasoning Mix is super versatile. Quick to mix up, it’s a perfect seasoning for fish, chicken, and vegetables. You know how much I love to make my own seasoning mixes, right? Well, I’ve been experimenting lately, rounding out my repertoire of seasoning blends. I am thrilled with this new addition to my spice […]

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