Cinnamon Applesauce Waffles

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.What do you get when […]

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Why I Love My Keurig

Wondering if a Keurig brewer is a good fit for you? Here’s why I love mine. In the last month I’ve made it pretty clear that I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I’ve waxed eloquent about the bread machine, the food processor, the immersion blender, and the waffle maker. This week let’s […]

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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

The traditional “white” sweet potato makes lovely, almost crisp hash browns. This recipe for Sweet Potato Hashbrowns is quick and delicious. Over the last month or so, I’ve explored some foods I’d never previously had. Some I’d never even heard of. Some I bought but haven’t yet tried like the kombucha sitting in my fridge. During […]

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Meal Planning for Reentry

This is reentry week from my Whole 30. Here’s how the meal planning is going down. For those just tuning into to our program, for the previous 30 days, I’ve been on a whole foods nutritional reset. For the “Whole 30” I abstained from soy, gluten, dairy, grain, alcohol, and sugar. Yes, really. You can […]

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Grocery Geek: The Mid-Month March Report

Things have been crazy around here. What can I say? Hockey? Hip pain? Homeschool? I’m all about alliteration today. Obviously. Suffice it to say, I have been lacking in the time to write department. Slowly but surely the fog is starting to clear. Hubs is getting the hockey thing under control. Dr. Gary is taking […]

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Why I Love My Waffle Maker

Wondering if a waffle maker is the right purchase for you? Here’s why I love mine. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So […]

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Meal Plan for My Last Week of the Whole 30

protein style burger

I’m finishing up a Whole 30 nutritional reset this week. Here’s the meal plan. Can you believe I only have one week left in my Whole 30? The last three weeks have really gone by quickly. While I can’t say that I’ve had a huge improvement in the areas I was hoping to improve (aches […]

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetables and cubed roast beef play happily together in this soup to warm the tummy. When I was growing up, canned soup was a staple in our home. It was easy to open a can, pour it into a pot, and reheat. Yes, the convenience was awesome. It went to college with me. And into […]

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Save Money by Saving Food

From Garbage to Gourmet

Believe it or not, most of us waste up to 25% of the food we buy. Scary, huh? Can you imagine cutting your grocery bill by 25% just by making sure you use up what you have. The Pantry Challenge is one such effort to help you do that. This new ebook from my friend […]

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Meal Planning Despite the Busyness

Shrimp Tacos

I’ve been reading how some people revel in their busy-ness, almost brag about it. I am not in that camp. I love having nothing to do. I’d much rather have a cleared calendar than a full one. However, that’s not my season of life. While I like to keep it as trim as possible, there […]

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