$5 Ebook Bundle Benefit Sale

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. Through Friday, December 21, […]

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Win a Holiday Cooking Gift Pack from Nakano, Holland House, and Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze

freezer cooking giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: mnhilburn@. Long, long ago, in a state far, far away, my friend Amy agreed to do some recipe testing for my cookbook. I was so blessed to have her on my team. I also laughed a lot about how different our cupboards must look. She, a Kansas […]

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Cherries Jubilee

flaming cherries jubilee

Make this easy, flaming dessert: Cherries Jubilee for your next holiday get-together or special occasion. Congrats to the winner of the giveaway: linseyclair@ I am a creature of habit. Or I suppose another way to look at it is that I embrace tradition. Especially when it comes to food. My family was like that when […]

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Meal Planning: Last Week of School for 2012

Despite my best intentions, this month of school has not been stellar. Illnesses have plagued us. So much so that we postponed our trip to visit the grandparents. Instead, we hunkered down at home this weekend and tried to recuperate. Kinda threw my meal planning off…. We did make tamales, but not enough to hold us […]

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Grocery Geek: Mid-December Purchases


The month hasn’t gotten much easier with this week. More family illness, home and garden issues, weather, and of course, yesterday’s tragedies in Connecticut. From big to small, life proves that it’s harder than we’d like it to be. Food is a comfort, though. I’m thankful that while God obviously made it for sustenance, He […]

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Win a $25 Gift Certificate from See’s Candy (CLOSED)

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: k.albright@. See this? This box of lusciousness just screams Christmas morning to me. Every year for as long as I can remember, my dad opens a box of See’s candy on Christmas morning. And, he makes sure that no matter where I am on Christmas morning, […]

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Win a K-Cup® Pack Countertop Storage Drawer (CLOSED)


This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner: kentmm@. We’re big coffee fans around here. Hubby and I love a hot cup of java in the morning. During hockey season, I was continually loading travel mugs full of decaf to keep us warm while we cheered in the stands. While there’s a coffee drive-thru on […]

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Serve a Breakfast Burrito Bar

breakfast burrito fixings

Everybody loves breakfast burritos for a hearty and tasty first meal of the day. The chances are good that you’ll have occasion to feed people breakfast over the next month. It might be extended family visiting for the holidays, friends passing through on their way to their family, or simply the peeps who live under […]

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Meal Plan: Dec 9 – 15

This is the week to make tamales! Years ago my husband said, “We should learn how to make tamales.” For the first few years, we really meant me. He disavows all knowledge of this, but my memory says this is how it went down. In recent years, however, he’s come to the plate and smacked […]

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Grocery Geek: Starting December


As I reported last week, we went over budget in November, but the average is still holding strong at just a smidgen over $800/month to feed our family of eight. This month I have lots of freezer meals still at my disposal from last month, so that is a help. I did a full holiday […]

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