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Learn to Cook Without Taking a Class

The Pantry Challenge is starting on Sunday, January 4th. Join me as we eat down the pantry, save money, and waste less. Details are here. Hubs and I have been scouring the San Diego landscape for good cheap eats. We’ve come up disappointed on a number of occasions. He said, God bless him, “Maybe you’re […]

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Shrimp Tacos (What’s On Your Plate?)

Shrimp Tacos

Slowly, I’m growing into a seafood fan. It may be that we’re now back on the West Coast. It may be that I’m succumbing to my husband’s preference for fish. But, either way, fish and other seafood are making an almost weekly appearance on our table. One of my favorites? Shrimp Tacos Yum! One of […]

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Giveaway Winners – Stash Tea & Folger’s Coffee

Thanks for entering recent giveaways. Here are the winners. They have been notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. If you did not receive an email, but think that you might be a winner, please send me a message: jessica at lifeasmom dot com. Stash Tea: chayo.ramirez@, eckert.s@, csbailey@ Folger’s Black […]

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5 Great Food Gifts for Him

wedding supper

This past weekend hubs and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. Seventeen years?! It’s been a good ride, and I’ve learned a ton along the way about how to love my husband even though we are so very different. But, one thing we have in common is our love for good food. Cooking and eating […]

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo wings are a wonderful party snack, but there isn’t a whole lot of substance to them. As good as they are, they do not make a meal. Really. They don’t. I’ve taken it upon myself to take good flavors and put them to meal type uses. My favorite canvas? Pizza or salad. In light […]

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Win 6 Months of FREE Black Silk Coffee – CLOSED

folgers 2

We’re coffee snobs around here. I fully admit it. Hubs regularly drinks a large cup of joe every morning before heading off to work. And having a great cup of coffee is a helpful way for him to start his day. Since we became debt free and got a little more breathing room in our […]

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Pizza Nova – San Diego (What’s On Your Plate?)

pizza nova

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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My Dream Dinner

table setting

photo source The FishFam Trifecta approaches. Mother’s Day, our anniversary, and my birthday all fall within a 19 day period. My poor husband. Over the years, I’ve tried to have realistic expectations. Three ginormous celebrations are more than he, our budget, or even I could bear. But, I know that we will have at least […]

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Carnitas Tostadas

cinco de mayo giveaway

Earlier this week I shared with you some of our favorite Mexican food recipes. And even though I created a meal plan on Sunday, I decided to veer from it a little tonight, in part thanks to this collection of samples from ConAgra. The fact that the avocados at the store were beautiful and plentiful […]

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Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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