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Grocery Geek: End of April

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.I’ve been in survival mode […]

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Kale and Mushroom Pizza

This meatless pizza is super tasty and nutritious with kale and mushrooms. Friday is our family’s pizza night. We’re now up to a DOUBLE BATCH of dough. And I only have one teenager so far! I see a lot more salads in our future. The crowd typically chooses pepperoni, olive, and cheese, or a combination […]

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Wow Your Crowd with a Fish-Shaped Calzone

A few weeks ago I got a little crazy with the pizza dough origami. The result was this fun fish-shaped calzone! I was so proud. It’s super easy to form and will make you look like a rockstar chef at your next potluck, BBQ, or other festive gathering. Head to Life as MOM for the […]

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Why I Love My Magic Bullet

A Magic Bullet is a small, compact blender with a powerful punch. Here’s why I love mine. Years ago my dad bought me a Magic Bullet. Yes, really. As Seen on TV, and all that jazz. I confess; I rolled my eyes. However, we’ve used that bullet for well over six years now. I absolutely […]

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A Giveaway from Simple Squares (CLOSED)

Enter a giveaway from Simple Squares and try these all natural, nut bars, sweetened only with honey. Congrats to the winners: charitymail@, qweenofmydestiny@, jcsea9801@ While I was doing my Whole 30, as they say, I read a lot of food labels. I was stunned at how much soy and sugar are in so very many things that we […]

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Popeye Burgers with Spinach

Here’s a hamburger that Popeye would be proud of: a beef patty chock full of greens.  My eight-year old son is the resident “picky eater” around here. Almost everyone else will eat almost everything. At least without complaining. He doesn’t keep his opinions secret. And he’s been known to gag on stuff that he convinces […]

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Meal Planning: April 21-27

Breakfast for Supper We are entering into the home stretch. In case you hadn’t heard my little secret, I have another cookbook in the works. It’s due on the first. This means the next 10 days will be crazy, crazy, crazy. I’m making it easy on myself this month by planning all the meals in […]

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Grocery Geek: Convenience, Please

This week flew by quickly. I didn’t really think about grocery shopping, it just kind of happened to me. Wednesday I took a true and verifiable sick day when I awoke with some weird vertigo. I didn’t turn on my computer. The kids had a mellow school day. They fended for themselves. I watched Pride […]

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Why I Love My Slow Cooker

salsa verde beef

In case you’d forgotten the merits of the slow cooker, well, let’s review them today.    This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Which of your friends and neighbors will spend hours cooking a meal while […]

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Reduce Your Sugar with Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

I’m trying to reduce the amount of processed sugars our family indulges in. These cheesecake bars are one way to do it. My experience with the Whole 30 showed me that sugar makes me tired. While I haven’t completely gone back off sweets, I’ve been working to make the sweets we do indulge in a […]

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