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Grocery Geek: Something’s Gotta Give

aho end of november

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.This week I ramped up […]

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Mushroom – Tarragon Dressing

mushroom dressing

Forget the boxed dressing! It’s easy to make your own. This Thanksgiving I decided to bust out of the box and make everything from scratch. I’ve slowly been making this transition over the years. But, I have always relied on Mrs. Cubbison’s boxed stuffing mix. This year I broke with tradition and made my own […]

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Use a Cookie Sheet for a Pan Lid

use a cookie sheet for a pan lid

Use a cookie sheet for a pan lid. Sometimes it takes me awhile to figure things out. For years I’ve been meaning to invest in a large skillet WITH a lid. I’ve had large skillets. And I’ve had small skillets with lids. But, I’ve never had a large skillet with a lid. Until now. It […]

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Grab the Kindle Version of NYM Make-Ahead and Freeze

I saw this late last night and wondered if my eyes were deceiving me. But, no. The kindle edition of my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is now reduced to $4.99, down from its list price of $16.95. I have no idea how long this discount will continue, but this is clearly […]

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Milk Nog

Milk nog

Create an alternative to egg nog, by spicing up whole milk with cinnamon and nutmeg, sugar and vanilla. You’ll have a refreshing drink to celebrate the season. I tasted egg nog for the first time as an adult. I loved it. Later I tried a milk nog blended by a local dairy. I loved it […]

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Meal Planning: End of November

turkey plate

I spent ALL DAY in the kitchen on Thursday. I started with the desserts and had a great time making them. I was startled to see how much fun I had, especially when making this Lemon Meringue Pie. I started making this dessert when I was ten. I taught myself from my mom’s tattered, yellow […]

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Grocery Geek: Turkey Week

trader joe's turkey week

This week felt really busy and short. I suppose that would be thanks to the holiday, eh? It’s all a blur, actually. I taught a meal planning class on Tuesday at our local library. My sweet husband came with me in case of hecklers or stalkers. There were neither present that we know of. That’s […]

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Save $3 on My Ebooks

thanksgiving sale

This weekend in the Life as MOM estore, you can save $3 on any ebook purchase of $8 or more. Just use the coupon code GOBBLE3 when you check out. This is a great opportunity to snatch up one of these books to help life go a little more smoothly. Organizing Life as MOM Summer Survival […]

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Got Leftovers?

Save money by making sure you don’t waste those tasty holiday leftovers. Need inspiration? I’ve got it. As a child, I loved Thanksgiving leftovers. I would pile stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy high on a plate, nuke it in the microwave, and make myself quite happy. Turkey sandwiches, on rye bread, with a thin layer […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey dinner with trimmings

I cooked for ten people here today. I’m exhausted. Even though I simplified by roasting turkey breast and chicken legs, I still spent the bulk of the day in the kitchen. Still contemplating that one. Meanwhile, I have the bones in the slow cooker to make homemade stock. In the coming days, we’ll be making […]

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