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Grocery Geek: Into 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.This month, I’ve already got […]

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Why I Love My Juicer (Recipe: Carrot Apple Juice with Ginger)

A home juice extractor can make it quick and easy to make homemade juices from fresh fruit and vegetables. If you’ve been following my small kitchen appliance reviews, you have caught on by now that I’m far from being a minimalist in the kitchen. I like my gadgets. Better yet, I like having the right […]

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Ham and Egg Salad

Ham and eggs are a natural pair, especially in a sandwich-style salad featuring green garlic, spicy brown mustard, and crunchy celery. Ours is a house where hard cooked eggs disappear in the blink of an eye. Ours is also the house where we only dye a dozen or so at Easter, if we even get […]

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Meal Planning for the Month: April

Save time and frustration by planning a month of meals at a time. April is here! It’s a full month in these here parts. Hockey season is in full swing. School resumes on Tuesday. I have a couple work projects to take care this month. That said, I decided to make meal planning easy and […]

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Grocery Geek: March’s End

How did March disappear so quickly? I am stunned that April starts next week. I must be old. Life is plugging along here. The week’s vacation has been awesome. I cleaned out the garage, didn’t suck too bad on TV, and got some of my fun work done. I caught up with friends on the […]

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Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad

Make a Chicken Caesar Salad from scratch without spending a ton on pricey ingredients. OK, Caesar Salad may be very 1994. It might also be very 1924, for that matter. But, I don’t care. It still tastes great. Caesar Salad is actually my kids’ favorite salad. It’s my favorite, too. For months, nay, years, I’ve […]

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Why I Love My Electric Griddle

This post is part of a series in which I divulge my secret love of small kitchen appliances. This week is the electric griddle! The electric griddle is one of the handiest tools for cooking for a crowd. It cooks up many pancakes, tortillas, or sandwiches easily at one time.   Once upon a time, […]

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What I Learned from the Whole 30

Here are my findings from my Whole 30, what I learned and what I’m going to do about it. Chicken Salad Wraps The day after Valentine’s Day I embarked on what I considered a pretty wild prospect: to abstain from eating anything containing soy, sugar, dairy, gluten, grain, or alcohol — for THIRTY DAYS. Since […]

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Meal Planning for Spring Break

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This week’s meal plan is very make-ahead and low maintenance to allow the kids to play and Mom to stay out of the kitchen. This week is a break from school at our house. The kids will continue with a few subjects (math and reading), but overall, we’ll kick it a little this week. Or […]

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Grocery Geek: Basics

Now that my strict eating regiment is over, I’m not having to go to the store quite as often. I’ve haven’t been able to use up the contents of the produce box in some weeks, so it’s a good thing I’m staying out of the stores, too. I haven’t reintroduced all the foods that I […]

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