A Giveaway from Thai Kitchen (CLOSED)

Thai Kitchen 2

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 giveaway is now closed. […]

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We had a TV Dinner Tonight

So, our dinner plan changed today. Instead of the preplanned beans and rice, we ate a TV dinner. That is, the leftovers from my noon segment about freezer cooking on NBC-San Diego. Check it: View more videos at: Gives new meaning to the phrase, TV dinner.

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Meal Planning 101: Plan for a Whole Month

Monthly Meal Planning

Make your month a little easier by planning all your meals at one time. In case you missed the posts, we’ve already addressed the methods for weekly and bi-weekly meal planning. This week we’re tackling the monthly meal plan. It seems that for many years right around November I feel the need to plan for […]

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Grocery Geek: Shopping for the Freezer

Abundant harvest nov

Going into November I decided that I wanted to have a BIG load of meals to get us into the holiday season. I wanted to be able to have a writing night or a date night and not worry about what folks back at the ranch were going to be eating. I created what I’m […]

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Win Vanilla Extract from Nielsen Massey (CLOSED)

NMV Tah 4 oz

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: mlkeysor03@, celia.m.eby@ Vanilla is one of my favorite flavorings. While I love chocolate, I equally love vanilla. Vanilla extract is one of the most oft-consumed ingredients in my baking cupboard. Some of my favorite recipes that use vanilla would be these: Maple Vanilla Almond Granola Homemade […]

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Join Me for Freezer Cooking Days

Full freezer

Today is the 31st day of this series, 31 Days of Freezer Cooking. If you missed a post, I’ve got them all catalogued right here. I’m stunned how quickly October has flown by. If you’re new to freezer cooking, welcome! You will want to join me each month on Life as MOM when I share […]

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Go Protein Style with Portabellas

portabello mushroom for the bun

Hubby and I recently lost 20 and 10 pounds respectively. It was hard work at first, but the fruits have been totally worth it. Today I’m sharing one of the strategies we used to slim down and still eat healthfully. Hop on over to the Mushroom Channel for the inside scoop.

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Make a Freezer Meal Kit

make a freezer meal kit

Years ago in my couponing days, I found these pasta kits that came with all you needed to create a full dinner. No doubt you’ve seen similar kits for tacos, burritos, or even pizza. Why not make your own kit and stash it in the freezer?

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Freezer Cooking Prep Work

freezer cooking prep work

I spent the day in the kitchen doing some massive bulk cooking for the coming weeks. I started out with my prep list, chopping and slicing all the different ingredients that I would need during the day. It was a lot of chopping onions! The prep list is so helpful in being efficient in your […]

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Freezer Cooking & Costco

freezer cooking and costco

I spent time this weekend finalizing my freezer cooking plan as well as getting some shopping in. BIG batch cooking is on the agenda this week. While I still shop at a number of stores, Costco is often my go-to spot for groceries when bulk cooking. There are some great deals to be had, though […]

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