Grocery Geek: At Month’s End

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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.Fluctuating grocery prices can make […]

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Easy Marinated Chicken Without a Recipe

Easy marinated Chicken without a recipe

Creating your own marinades at home is not difficult. In fact, you can pull it off without a recipe even. We’re big on grilling around here. Lazy, sunny weekends just scream, “Fire up the barby.” But, since they are lazy, sunny weekends, I’d rather not do too much work. That’s when I just throw together […]

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5 Great Breakfasts for Fall (Recipe: Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake)

Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake

The chill of fall is a call to cozy breakfasts. Check out these great morning meals, including a recipe for Raspberry Cornmeal Breakfast Cake. Fall is supposed to be a little chilly. Fall started over the weekend. San Diego didn’t get the menu. Oh, we’ve had a chilly morning or two, but the afternoons have […]

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Meal Planning: Have a Back-Up Plan

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Having a back-up plan is key to successful meals at home. Remember how last week I shared 12 Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat? Well, except for the soups and chili — it was too hot to make those — I exhausted that entire list over the last seven days. Between lunch […]

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Grocery Geek: Apple Season is Here!

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It’s been a good week. We had beautiful, albeit warm weather; the kids did well at all their lessons and practices; hubby and I got a date in. And apples arrived! It’s so nice for apple season to finally settle in. I ordered thirty pounds of them to make applesauce and pies to freeze. The […]

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Roasted Garlic & Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer

Baked Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic and Baked Goat Cheese make an easy, yet elegant appetizer to serve to guests on the coming chilly nights.

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Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook – 19 Days and Counting

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19 days and Counting! I’m stunned and excited and a little nervous, too. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s available in paperback, as well as Kindle and Nook. As you know, the world wide web makes travel so easy. I’m on tour without leaving the comfort of my home. […]

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Cool Drinks, Hot Drinks

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The weather just can’t make up its mind. With cool drinks on hot days and hot beverages on cool nights, we’ve got the best of both worlds. We had record temps here in San Diego over the weekend. I just stopped sweating yesterday. This week is supposed to see the 80’s but Friday and Saturday […]

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12 Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

12 easy meals to make

Don’t think you have time to make dinner? Too tired to cook, but don’t want to eat out? Think that there’s “nothing” to eat in the cupboards? Yes, yes, and yes. I’ve been there many a time. And there have been many occasions when I’m tempted to make a run for the border. Now that […]

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Grocery Geek: Elvis Has Left the Building


The month is half over. When did that happen? The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for me, prepping for our vacation, going on vacation, and recovering from vacation. Note to self: a vacation takes three times as long as the actual trip. This weekend I’ve spent time doing some housekeeping and getting things […]

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